CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
Deadline: April 24th, 2019
APA Maryland is now accepting nominations for our 2019 election cycle. APA Maryland’s elections will now be held in concert with the National APA election cycle, and will be administered by APA National. Because of a recent change in the APA Maryland bylaws, we now have staggered two-year terms for all of our officers.
This year we will be holding elections for the positions of President-Elect and for At-Large Representatives for the Baltimore Metro, Eastern Shore, Southern Maryland, Western Maryland, and Statewide regions. Officers elected to each of these positions will be in office for two years, from January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2021. Note that the President-Elect who takes office on January 1, 2020 will automatically become Chapter President on January 1, 2022 and will hold that position until December 31, 2023.
In addition, due to a vacancy in the current President-Elect position, we will be accepting nominations to fill the remainder of this position. The current President-Elect will automatically transition in January 1, 2019 to Chapter President, and will hold that position until December 31, 2021.
Chapter members who are interested in being nominated for an office should send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org so that their request will be forwarded to the Nominating Committee. All nominees shall be Chapter members and shall be in good standing with both the Chapter and the American Planning Association. Associate members are not eligible for nomination.
Once each nominee accepts their nomination, the Committee will submit all nominations to APA National no later than April 24, 2019 for placement on the ballot. After this time, any Chapter member, in good standing with both the Chapter and the APA, may petition to be put on the ballot. The petition shall indicate the office being sought and shall be signed by at least ten (10) Chapter members, and shall be received before July 1, 2019.
The 2019 election schedule is below:
March 1: Begin the Call for Nominations.
April 24: Firm deadline for submission of names of potential nominated candidates.
April 24: Firm deadline for receiving electronic position statements of all potential nominated candidates.
June 3: Member list for ballot distribution is prepared for members eligible to vote in the election.
July 1: Firm deadline for receiving petition candidates and their position statements/bios.
July 15: Ballots available online, reminders emailed to all chapter/division members.
Late July: Email reminders sent to those members who have not yet voted.
Early August: Email reminders sent to those members who have not yet voted.
August 15: Firm deadline for receipt of ballots from membership.
August 20: Survey Ballot Systems certifies election results and prepares report to National for dissemination to Chapters/Divisions.
September: New leaders attend onboarding and orientation meetings at the Fall Policy Conference in Washington, DC.
January 1, 2020: Newly elected leaders take office.
Anyone who is interested in running for office or who has any questions on the election process should contact APA Maryland at email@example.com.