By-Laws Snap Shot
JAMAICA PLAIN BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION
BY-LAWS (as amended to December 16, 2015)
ARTICLE 1 NAME & PURPOSE
The name of the organization shall be the Jamaica Plain Business and Professional
The purpose of the organization shall be to assist in the promotion, improvement
and growth of the "Centre Street/South Street" commercial district of Jamaica Plain,
with geographical boundaries of the intersection of Centre Street and South
Huntington Avenue, the intersection of Centre Street and the Arborway and the
intersection of South Street and the Arborway. Included in this "focus area" is any
commercial area or side street with businesses on it contiguous to the main streets.
ARTICLE 2 GENERAL MEMBERSHIP
General membership shall be open to any individual, corporation or partnership
operating a for-profit enterprise located in the focus area described in Section 1.2.
In addition, any party that does not meet the criteria described in the preceding
sentence can be approved for general membership by the board of directors.
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Each general member shall pay annual dues to fund the operational and promotional
expenses of the organization. These dues are payable by September 15 of each
year. The amount of dues shall be decided by a vote of the general membership
each year. Only general members whose dues are paid in full shall be entitled to full
privileges of general membership, including the rights to vote and hold office.