Nominating Committee’s Call for Candidates
Each year, NJHN holds an election for positions on its Board of Directors, the governing body that makes programming and financial decisions with our membership contributions. Board terms are for two years and about half of our Directors’ terms expire each year. We’ve often held this election in person at our summer picnic, but we can’t do that this year. So we’re holding a virtual Annual Membership meeting on June 27, 2021, at the beginning of our regular program meeting. All members are encouraged to attend.
Pursuant to our bylaws, the Board appoints a Nominating Committee each year to seek, evaluate and propose a slate of candidates for approval by the Board and then our dues-paying (current) members. This year’s Nominating Committee is Tim Ridge and Greg White. All current members of NJHN are eligible and encouraged to run for the Board and may nominate themselves and/or any another current member, with that member’s written consent. Board members whose terms are expiring are also eligible to run for re-election.
This post constitutes the Nominating Committee’s official call for candidates. Anyone interested in running for the Board for the 2021-2023 term that would start in July has until May 19, 2021 to submit their name and short candidate statement via email to the Nominating Committee (click this link for pre-formatted email).
The rest of the Election timeline:
May 23 The Nominating Committee will submit its proposed slate of candidates to the Board of Directors.
May 25 The Board of Directors will approve the slate of candidates for announcement to the membership.
May 30 The Nominating Committee will announce the approved slate of candidates to the current membership (dues paid since 7/1/20) via email with a link to a secure online voting website which will provide instructions for proper voting. At this point the Nominating Committee will become the Election Committee.
June 26, 9:00pm This is the deadline for vote submission. The Election Committee will have until June 27 at 12:00pm to tally all submitted votes.
June 27 Virtual Annual Membership Meeting where final election results are announced.
If anyone is unsure if their membership is current, please email the NJHN Membership Team and we’ll confirm your membership status. Dues not paid or renewed so far in 2021 will be due on 7/1/21.
Published April 18, 2021