9.15.210 Number, Election, Classification and Removal of Directors.
(a) The number of directors of a corporation shall not be less than three. Subject to such limitation, the number of directors shall be fixed by the bylaws, except as to the number of the first Board of Directors, which shall be fixed by the articles of incorporation. The number of directors may be increased or decreased by amendment to the bylaws, unless the articles of incorporation provide that a change in the number of directors shall be made only by amendment of the articles of incorporation. No decrease in number shall have the effect of shortening the term of any current director. In the absence of a provision in the bylaws fixing the number of the directors, the number shall be the same as that stated in the articles of incorporation for the first Board of Directors.
(b) The names and addresses of the members of the first Board of Directors shall be stated in the articles of incorporation. Such persons shall hold office until the first annual election of directors or for such period as may be specified in the articles of incorporation or the bylaws. Thereafter, directors shall be elected or appointed in the manner as provided by the articles of incorporation or bylaws for a term of office of two years, unless otherwise specified in the articles of incorporation or bylaws.
(c) A director may be removed from office pursuant to any procedure provided in the articles of incorporation or the bylaws. In the absence of any such provision, a director may be removed at a meeting called specifically for that purpose, with or without cause, by a number votes as would suffice for his/her election to the Board of Directors. [Res. 2011-32; 2008 Code § 220.127.116.11]