Call for Nominations for Open Positions on the 2021–2023 Association Forum Board of Directors

Completed nominations are due Nov. 6

By the <i>FORUM</i> magazine editors

FRM SepOct Announcement

Please read the Call for Nominations carefully and in its entirety to ensure full understanding of the process. All recommendations for nomination and any information collected as part of the process are strictly confidential.

In 2021, Association Forum’s Nominating Committee will elect two association professional members and one industry partner to serve on the Association Forum Board of Directors for the term spanning 2021–2023. We encourage you to nominate qualified candidates.

Board member duties are as defined in the Bylaws, Article V: Board of Directors.


Section 1. Authority and Responsibility. The affairs of the Forum shall be managed by the Board of Directors, which shall have supervision, control, and direction of the Forum, shall determine its policies or changes therein within the limits of these Bylaws, shall actively promote its purposes, and shall have discretion in the disbursement of its funds. The Board of Directors may adopt such rules and regulations for the conduct of its business as shall be deemed advisable and may, in the execution of the powers granted, appoint such agents as it may consider necessary.

Section 2. Composition. The Board of Directors shall be composed of thirteen (13) voting members as follows: Chair, Chair-Elect, Secretary-Treasurer, Immediate Past Chair, six (6) additional Regular Members (collectively, “Regular Member Directors”), and three (3) Supplier Partner Members (collectively, “Supplier Partner Directors”). In addition, the President & Chief Executive Officer shall be an ex-officio, non-voting member of the Board.

Section 3. Qualifications. Only Regular Members and Supplier Partner Members shall be eligible to serve on the Board of Directors.

Section 4. Term. Officers shall serve a one (1) year term in office, or until such time as their successors are duly elected, qualified, and assume their position. Directors shall serve a three (3) year term in office, or until such time as their successors are duly elected, qualified, and assume their position. In order to provide for a staggered term, two (2) Regular Member Directors and one (1) Supplier Partner Director shall be elected each year. Officers and Directors shall take office on April 1 of the year in which they are elected. Terms shall run from April 1 to March 31, or until such time as successors are duly elected, qualified, and assume their position. Regular Member and Supplier Partner Directors completing a full term in office shall not be eligible for re-election to the Board until at least one (1) year has elapsed. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Regular Member Directors completing a full term in office shall be eligible for election as an Officer of the Forum and may serve on the Board in such capacity.

Section 5. Manner of Election.

  1. Nominating Committee Recommended Slate.

At least sixty (60) days prior to April 1 of each year, the Nominating Committee shall recommend a slate of qualified candidates to the Board of Directors to fill each seat on the Board of Directors that is either vacant or set to expire. Members of the Nominating Committee are ineligible to stand for election to any office.

  1. Publication of Slate. The Nominating Committee’s recommended slate shall be announced to all members.

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Timetable and Key Actions

Nov. 6, 2020: Completed nominations are due by 11:59 p.m. CT.

Nov. 20, 2020: Completed applications are due by 11:59 p.m. CT.

Dec. 18, 2020: Members selected for interviews will be notified.

Jan. 15, 2021: Candidate interviews are conducted (virtual or in-person to be determined)

March 24, 2021: Board of Directors approves 2021–2023 Candidate Slate.

March 26, 2021: Approved Slate for 2021–2023 is announced to members.

Written by FORUM Magazine editors.

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