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IVI-IPO is recruiting candidates for election to the State Board of Directors! Directors are elected in July and serve a one-year term beginning July 28th. The Board of Directors meets 10-12 times each year and members are required to attend at least half of the meetings, as well as work on fundraising/ projects throughout the year.
Candidates may submit a biography/platform statement which will be included with the ballots. Maximum statement length is noted below for each office, but brevity is encouraged. No editing will be done. Statements exceeding their maximums will be cut at the limit. To be eligible to be elected to the Board, Candidates’ membership dues must be received no later than June 23rd. Any member in good standing may nominate another member (or themselves) for any of the following offices:
STATE CHAIR (500 words)
ADMINISTRATIVE VICE CHAIR (300)
PROGRAM VICE CHAIR (300)
MEMBERSHIP CHAIR (300)
POLITICAL ACTION CHAIR (300)
LEGISLATIVE ACTION CHAIR (300)
COMMUNITY ACTION CHAIR (300)
NATIONAL AFFAIRS CHAIR (300)
or for one of three AT-LARGE DELEGATE seats (200 words). Per the IVI-IPO Constitution, the purpose of the at-large seats, “is that an attempt shall be made to enable representation of otherwise unrepresented constituencies.” In addition to these positions elected by the entire membership, each chapter and members not residing in geographical areas of chapters elects representatives to the Board and the Political Action Committee. If you wish to run for a chapter position, please contact your Chapter Chair or the office.
Candidates may not run for more than one position on the Board.
Nominations, including biographies and/or statements, must be received by Wednesday, June 23rd. Method of submission is by email to email@example.com either as a Word document or in the body of the email. The information requested on this form is required to complete your nomination and does not count toward your maximum word count. Dates may be subject to change by board action. Ballots will be sent July 1st and must be received in the IVI-IPO Office by 5pm, Thursday, July 22nd.
Thank you for your participation and good luck!