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Call for AHRD Board Member Nominations – Due November 1

Wednesday, August 16, 2017  
Posted by: Jasper McCroskey

Call for AHRD Board Member Nominations – Due November 1

AHRD is only as strong as its Board. To remain a successful, vibrant Academy, it is essential that we have a diverse Board whose members bring the energy, passion and vision needed to lead AHRD over the coming years. Each year, new Board opportunities emerge to provide members with the chance to serve at this high level within the organization, and the chance to guide, lead, and inspire their peers throughout AHRD.

This year, AHRD members will nominate and elect three Board members, and a President Elect and we need your help to find the best candidates for these important positions.

President Elect Nominations
Any current or former Board member is eligible to be nominated to serve as President-Elect, with the assumption that that person will later serve as President and Past President. Self-nominations are also accepted. AHRD has a strong commitment to diversity in its general membership and to the diversity of the membership of those serving in leadership roles. Those considering having their names placed in nomination should recognize their time commitment for the leadership positions. The President-Elect oversees the annual conference. The President runs the Board meetings and ensures that the Board and Office work are accomplished. The Past-President typically undertakes international initiatives and works with the international conferences. The President-Elect serves for two years (2018-2019); the President serves for two years (2019-2020), and the Past President serves for two years (2020-2021). The person is expected to participate in all leadership conference calls, attend all the Board meetings during the annual conferences in 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021 and one additional Board meeting during each year of the-term of office – typically held in the Fall. All presidential officers are expected to cover their own expenses for attendance at scheduled Board meetings.

Board Member Nominations:
Any member of the AHRD, including former Board members, is eligible to be nominated to serve on the Board. Self-nominations are also accepted. AHRD has a strong commitment to diversity in its general membership and to the diversity of the membership of its Board. Those considering having their names placed in nomination should recognize their time commitment for Board assignments. Board members are elected for a three-year term and are expected to attend the Board meetings during the annual conferences in 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021 and one additional Board meeting each year of the three-year term, which are scheduled in the fall and at various locations. Board members are expected to cover their own expenses for attendance at scheduled Board meetings.

Nominations Procedure:
Whether you nominate yourself or someone else, all nominees must provide a written statement that includes both the candidate's biographical information and vision for the Academy, including how they would like to contribute in their role as President-Elect and President or as a Board member. You are restricted to a total of 250 words for your statement, which includes both your biographical information and vision. If the statement exceeds this word restriction, sentences will simply be dropped from the end of the statement to fit the space limitation. Please note that the use of flyers or the AHRD listserv for the promotion of candidates is prohibited.

Please send nominations and nominee statements to Darren Short (Chair, AHRD Nominations & Elections Committee) at darren@darrenshort.com. The deadline for nominations is midnight Pacific on November 1, 2017. A reply email confirmation will be sent to you indicating that your nomination has been received. If you do not receive this confirmation within 48 hours, please re-send and contact office@ahrd.org.

In November, all AHRD members will receive instructions for completing their ballot. The AHRD election process will be completed by mid-December, and new Board members will be announced in early 2018.


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