(a) The applicants named in the application and their respective successors in office shall constitute the members of the authority. The Governor, or his or her designee, shall be the president of the authority; the Finance Director shall be the vice-president thereof; and the President of the Alabama Association of Regional Councils, or his or her designee shall be the secretary thereof. The State Treasurer shall be the treasurer of the authority, shall act as custodian of its funds until the allocations are disbursed to the several regional planning commissions pursuant to Section 11-85-109, and shall pay the principal and the interest on the bonds of the authority out of the funds provided for in this article. The members of the authority shall constitute all the members of the board of directors of the authority, and any four members of the board of directors shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. Should any person holding a position named in this article cease to hold such office by reasons of death, resignation, expiration of term of office, or for any other reason, then his or her successor in office shall take his or her place as an officer and member of the board of directors of the authority. No officer or member of the board of directors shall draw any salary in addition to that now authorized by law for any service he or she may render or for any duty he or she may perform in connection with the authority.
(b) All proceedings had and done by the board of directors shall be reduced to writing by the secretary of the authority, shall be signed by at least four members of the authority present at the proceedings, and shall be recorded in a substantially bound book and filed in the office of the Secretary of State. Copies of such proceedings, when certified by the secretary of the authority, under the seal of the authority, shall be received in all courts as prima facie evidence of the matters and things therein certified.