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The Trustees provide oversight of Annual Conference Property (¶2512).
The Trustees provide oversight of the Conference Center and are responsible for oversight of all related contracts including janitorial services, lawn care, snow removal heating and cooling systems, and general maintenance. The Trustees, along with the Episcopal Residence Committee (ERC), are involved directly with the maintenance and improvement of the Episcopal Residence. The ERC seeks to provide a safe, hospitable residence for the Episcopal Family in accordance with the standards and expectations outlined in The Book of Discipline.
The Trustees have responsibility for providing eight District parsonages, insuring those dwellings comply with all Conference standards. The Board provides guidance and funding to District Parsonage Committees for routine maintenance. The Trustees provide oversight of camp properties. The Trustees work with the Conference Board of Camps and Retreat Ministries, assisting the implementation of the current plans for the camping and ministries of the Iowa Annual Conference.
The Trustees are charged with the task of disposing of closed and abandoned church properties. As the demographics of the Conference evolve, for planning purposes it is estimated that 15-20 churches per year will discontinue for each of the next ten years. Net proceeds from the sale of closed churches will provide monies for new church development [see 2012 The Book of Discipline, ¶2549.7].
Other responsibilities include Conference insurance and investment of Conference assets.