TSDCA – Information on 2018 Elections

Election results for officers and members of the Executive Board are announced at the June 3rd Annual Meeting.

Candidates:

Co-Chair:
– Lindsay Jones

Vice Co-Chair:

– Alex Hawthorne

Secretary:

– Matt Tibbs

Two Eastern Reps:

– Amy Altadonna
– Brad Berridge
– Ien DeNio
– Sam Kusnetz

Central Rep:

– Katharine Horowitz
– GW Rodriguez
– Richard Sprecker
– Rusty Wandall

Western Rep:

– Michael Roth

Early Career Rep:

– Jae Shanks
– Megan Culley

Thank you to all these stalwart folks for their willingness to serve. There is still time if you would like to be considered! Per the information on the TSDCA Elections page, “Members may gain inclusion on the ballot by soliciting any five (5) Professional Members of the TSDCA, provided that such nominations are made in writing, signed by said members, and delivered to the Secretaries (Jane Shaw and Florian Staab) via tsdcassoc@gmail.com no later than May 6th, 2018.”

 

Positions to elect from the Professional Membership

  • One (1) Co-Chair
  • One (1) Vice Co-Chair
  • One (1) Secretary
  • Four (4) Regional Representatives –
    • Two Eastern Reps
    • One Central Rep
    • One Western Rep
  • From the current Executive Board, one (1) Co-Chair, One (1) Vice Co-Chair, one (1) Treasurer, one (1) Secretary, and two (2) Regional Reps will continue to serve until the next election.

Positions to elect from the Early Career Membership

  • One (1) Early Career Representative

(Will be elected from the Early Career Membership category in the same manner.)

 

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Co-Chair
    • Responsibilities
      Coordinate Executive Board Meetings
      Annual Meeting Weekend – set agenda, help plan venue, run official Annual Meeting
      Annual Elections – aid with the nominating committee and ballots when not up for re-election
      Executive Board meetings – mandatory attendance
      Various other duties that may arise
    • Time Commitment
      5-10 hours a week at the busy times, and 4-6 meetings a year

 

  • Vice Co-Chair
    • Responsibilities
      Executive Board Meetings – coordinate, set agenda and hold meetings – mandatory attendance
      Various other duties that may arise.
    • Time Commitment
      5-10 hours a week at the busy times, and 4-6 meetings a year

 

  • Secretary
    • Responsibilities
      Monitor communication via email accounts
      Take notes at Executive Board Meetings
      Work with office assistant
      Help plan for Annual Meeting
      Various other duties that may arise
    • Time Commitment
      5-10 hours a week, and 4-6 meetings a year

 

  • Regional Representatives
    • Responsibilities
      Represent your region at Executive Board Meetings
      Plan networking gatherings and education opportunities
      Various other duties that may arise.
    • Time Commitment
      3 hours a week at the busy times, and 4-6 meetings a year

 

  • Early Career Representative
    • Responsibilities
      Provide the viewpoint of the Early Career Members at the Executive Board Meetings
      Various other duties that may arise.
    • Time Commitment
      4-6 meetings a year

 

Nominating Procedures:

There are three methods of nomination.

1. Members who wish to be elected into any position must provide the Nominating Committee with a written statement of intent and two (2) letters of support from Professional Members to be delivered through the Secretaries of the association by Friday, April 13th, 2018. These statements of intent and letters of support should be sent to info@tsdca.org, attention co-Secretaries of TSDCA.

2. Nominations shall be made by a Nominating Committee appointed annually by the Executive Board between the general membership meetings. Such a Nominating Committee shall consist of at least three (3) Professional Members of the association, but no more than five (5), of whom no more than two (2) shall be members of the Executive Board.

3. Members may gain inclusion on the ballot by soliciting any five (5) Professional Members of the association, provided that such nominations are made in writing, signed by said members, and delivered to the Secretaries of the association no later than May 7th, 2017.

No person shall accept nomination for more than one category.

 

All members will be informed of nominees by April 23rd, 2018.

On May 15th, 2018 a ballot and voting instructions, per Article VII, Section 3, shall be created and distributed by remaining Co-Chair to all Professional Members – listing all nominations for officers and members of the Executive Board.

After the receipt of the ballot, voting will remain open until 24 hours before the start of the annual meeting on June 3rd, 2018, at 8pm EST.

 

Officers and members of the Executive Board shall be elected according to the following rules:

1. The nominees for the offices of one (1) Co-Chair, one (1) Vice Chair, one (1) Treasurer, one (1) Secretary, one (1) Member at Large, and one (1) Early Career Representative who receive the greatest number of votes shall be elected and serve a two-year term.

2. Two people are elected in each region.  The people who garner the greatest number of votes will become the Regional Representatives. The person with the most votes will serve a three year term; the other Regional Representative will serve a two year term. This will only be true in 2018 election to establish a rotating election process. Thereafter, each Regional Representative shall serve for a term of three (3) years.

3. In the event of a tie for any office, the Executive Board shall determine by a simple majority vote which of the nominees tied for the office shall serve.

 

Newly elected Officers and Members of the Executive Board shall take office July 1st. The new officers are to avail themselves for a transition period prior to taking office.