Call for AHRD Board Member Nominations – Due November 1
Monday, July 23, 2018
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 we need your help to find the best candidates for these important positions.
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 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022, 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.
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 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. Note that the use of flyers or the AHRD listserv for the promotion of candidates is prohibited.
Send nominations and nominee statements to Ron Jacobs (Chair, AHRD Nominations & Elections Committee) at firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for nominations is midnight Pacific on November 1, 2018. 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 email@example.com.
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 2019.