The election of APAI officers is approaching as we enter the new year. As many of you know the election of officers takes place at the annual business meeting. This year the business meeting will be held April 25, 2017 at the annual training conference to be held in Vancouver, Canada. We are trying something a little different this year, the business meeting will be held in conjunction with the awards luncheon on Tuesday. This will allow for more valuable training time on Wednesday, our final day of the conference.
According to the APAI constitution, the office of President and Treasurer shall become vacant on even number years, while the office of Vice President and Secretary shall become vacant on odd number years. Elected officers shall have two-year terms and may not serve for more than two elected consecutive terms in the same office. The current APAI Secretary, Dan Fetsco from Wyoming, has now served two elected terms as Secretary and we are seeking his replacement. Thank you, Dan, for your service, you have done an excellent job for APAI.
The Nominating Committee is set to meet this month and is now accepting nominations for the position of Secretary, as well as Vice President. Newly elected officers will assume their duties of office on July 1, 2017. The APAI by-laws state, “The Vice President shall as directed by the President, be responsible for coordinating the activities of the Regional or Sectional Vice Presidents and shall perform such other tasks as the President may assign.” The Secretary is responsible for taking and distributing all minutes from meetings of the Executive Committee as well as the annual business meeting. The Secretary shall serve as Executive Committee liaison to the Membership Committee and shall preform such other tasks as the President may assign. The Executive Committee currently meets the 4th Friday of every month.
If you would like to nominate someone for either position or have an interest of your own, please reach out to Nominating Committee Chair Jeff Peterson at firstname.lastname@example.org or myself, Monica Morris at email@example.com. Nominations will be taken through the end of next month with nominations closing on February 28, 2017.
Could this be you, a co-worker, or a professional colleague you have gotten to know over the years? The time is now, please contact any APAI staff member or anyone on the Executive Committee if you have any questions about the process. We welcome your involvement.
Pursuant to Section 3.4 of the APAI Constitution candidates for elected office must be individual or organizational members in good standing who are willing and able to fulfill the duties of said office, as defined in the Bylaws. Pursuant to Section 3.6 of the APAI Constitution elected officers shall serve two-year terms and may not serve for more than two elected consecutive terms in the same office.