General Assembly

The General Assembly is made up of one representative from each of the Field to Market voting member organizations. The General Assembly will manage the organization and its affairs, will adopt policies to guide the activities of the organization, and will be responsible for the receipt, proper custody and expenditure of its funds and the care of its property. The General Assembly will exercise all of the powers of the organization.

Examples of guidance provided by the General Assembly include:

  • Strategic direction of the initiative
  • Creation of new work groups
  • Integration of work group products into a unified strategic program
  • Administration, including: contributions, budget, and bylaws


  • Meetings of the General Assembly are held biannually, in conjunction with meetings of the Board of Directors.
  • Field to Market strives for consensus of all members; in the absence of consensus, if a quorum is present, decisions may be made with a vote of two-thirds of the members of the General Assembly present, dissenting views are documented.
  • To ensure that there is balanced representation among sectors, for any motion to pass, each sector is required to have over 50% of its members in favor of a motion. This ensures that each sector has equal voice and no sector would be left behind if there were significant concerns with a motion.