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Running for Election to the NCEO's Board of Directors

Updated November 14, 2016

Nominations for the 2017 election for the NCEO's board of directors opened October 3, 2016, and will close on December 9. The election will take place from January 3 to 26, 2017, and winning candidates will become directors on April 1, 2017. Their first board meeting as directors will be April 3, 2017, in Minneapolis.

Who will be on the ballot?

In order to ensure that the composition of the NCEO's board is appropriate for the board to maintain and increase its effectiveness, the nominating committee will assemble the set of candidates to appear on the ballot from the nominations received.

The ballot will be distributed to all NCEO members in good standing for whom we have a valid email address. In addition, the NCEO board itself may select directors.

What do candidates need to do?

To be on the ballot, board candidates must complete each of the following steps before the close of nominations:

What is expected of directors?

The NCEO Board Responsibilities and Standards of Conduct (PDF format) describes what the NCEO expects of board members, what board members can expect of the NCEO, the board's standards of conduct, and other information for board candidates.

Candidates can learn more about the commitment and activities involved in serving on the NCEO's board, by reading this summary of a survey of current members of the board, describing the time commitment, ways the board could be more effective, and what they enjoy about serving on the board.

The primary function of the board is to advance specific projects the fulfill the NCEO's mission. The projects the board focuses will change from year to year, but see the 2016 board activities list to understand the types of activities involved. Board members generally choose their top 3 to 5 priorities from this list based on their interests and expertise.

What is the timeline?

The election process follows these steps:
October 3, 2016: NCEO begins accepting candidate nominations for the board election.
December 9, 2016: Deadline by which nominations must be submitted, including all steps to be a valid candidate.
December 12 to 29, 2016: Nominating committee's third phone call; review ballot, including whether to organize candidates by category (when we've done this, we've used categories such as ESOP, equity compensation, and culture).
January 3, 2017: The NCEO sends email ballot invitation to all members.
January 26, 2017: Balloting ends.
February 2, 2017: Executive committee meets to make recommendations for appointments for the non-elected board slots.
February 9, 2017: Board decides on executive committee's recommendations.
Mid-February, 2017: NCEO notifies all board candidates.
April 1, 2017: Terms of new directors begin.
April 3, 2017: Meeting of the board, Minneapolis.

For questions or more information, you are warmly welcomed to contact any of the following people:
Executive Director Loren Rodgers (510-208-1307;
Board chair Mark Lewis (503-357-7181;
Board vice chair Judy Kornfeld (215-606-3600;