The Board encourages public participation at Board Meetings. At the beginning and end of each meeting, the president may ask for brief comments from the public and set a time of three (3) minutes on such comments. Persons wishing to speak should identify themselves, any organization they may be representing at the meeting and the agenda topic they wish to discuss. Comments should be kept as brief as possible and relate to the current board meeting agenda. So as not to encumber the Board’s operations, the time allotted for public participation, at the beginning and end of the meeting, will not exceed fifteen (15) minutes, unless otherwise allowed by the president.