Commission on the Diocese
The Commission on the Diocese (COD) has as its primary objectives finance and administration. The commission serves as the Department of Finance as required by the diocesan and Episcopal Church Canons. It is the coordinating body for activities related to investment, finance, health and property insurance, stewardship, loans, audits, architecture, personnel, and institutions of the diocese. The Statement of Mission Committee is a primary committee of the COD.
The COD is co-chaired by the diocesan treasurer and the vice-president of the Diocesan Executive Council. Members of the DEC may be appointed by the council president to serve on this commission. The membership can also include representatives from the committees of the COD. Convocation deans may serve on the commission or nominate a representative from the convocation for appointment by the bishop. The deans and/or convocation representatives have seat and voice but no vote.
The Commission on the Diocese meets quarterly, generally during the first month of the quarter. Recommendations from committees of COD and from COD itself are submitted to the Executive Committee of DEC for placement on the DEC agenda.
The Commission on the Diocese comprises six committees. They are:
Statement of Mission (SOM) Committee
Committee on Property and Insurance
Planning Architecture and Construction Committee (PAC)
Constitution and Canons Committee