LION's Governance and Bylaws

Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. Below are our articles of incorporation, bylaws and 501c3 determination letter. If you have additional questions about our governance or board oversight, please contact our Executive Director Chris Krewson at .

Articles of Incorporation
501(c)(3) determination letter

LION's Conflict of Interest Statement

LION Publishers is committed to providing our members, our staff, our board of directors, and the public with transparent disclosures on the companies and businesses we’ve worked, or currently work with, in the course of our careers. Each LION staff and board member must sign a conflict of interest statement to prevent the institutional or personal interests of LION Publishers staff and board members from interfering with the performance of their duties to LION Publishers and to ensure that there is no personal, professional, or political gain at the expense of LION Publishers.

This policy is not designed to eliminate relationships and activities that may create a duality of interest, but to require the disclosure of any conflicts of interest and the recusal of any interested party in a decision relating thereto.

A conflict of interest may exist when the interests or potential interests of any director, officer, staff, or board member, or that person’s close relative, or any individual, group, or organization to which the person associated with LION Publishers has allegiance, may be seen as competing with the interests of LION Publishers or may impair such person’s independence or loyalty to LION Publishers. A conflict of interest is defined as an interest that might affect, or might reasonably appear to affect, the judgment or conduct of any director, officer, staff, or board member in a manner that is adverse to the interests of LION Publishers.

View LION's staff, board, and vendor disclosures.