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25 minutes ago, Dave123 said:

Can a married couple serve as President & Fire Chief of a volunteer fire department? Would this pose some sort of conflict of interest and is there anything to warrant against it? 

As far as the rules in RONR are concerned, there is nothing wrong with a married couple serving as two officers in the same organization, including as two members of the same board.

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27 minutes ago, Dave123 said:

Q1.) Can a married couple serve as President & Fire Chief of a volunteer fire department?

Q2.) Would this pose some sort of conflict of interest and is there anything to warrant against it? 

A1.) Yes. Robert's Rules does not contain any such prohibition. Not even for siblings. Not even for parent-child.

A2.) Not necessarily. It is possible that a motion could be moved where a conflict of interest might pop up. But there is no constant conflict of interest ongoing, just by having spouses sit on the same board or committee.

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(Just "being married" is "conflict enough".) :lol:;)

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16 hours ago, Dave123 said:

Can a married couple serve as President & Fire Chief of a volunteer fire department? Would this pose some sort of conflict of interest and is there anything to warrant against it? 

There's no rule against it in RONR.  But of course if it makes members uncomfortable they can easily avoid the problem by electing only one (or neither) of them.

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