APWAâ€™s National and Regional Nominating Committees are currently issuing a call for nominations for positions on the Board of Directors.
President-elect and at-large director seat
The National Nominating Committee is currently accepting suggestions for candidates to two positions: president-elect and one at-large seat in the functional area of engineering and technology. The president-elect serves a three-year term as president-elect, president, and past president. The at-large director will serve on the APWA Board of Directors for a three-year term beginning at the start of Congress in August 2003.
John German, P.E., San Antonio, TX currently holds the at-large engineering and technology seat. German is completing his first term and is eligible for nomination to a second term in the at-large director seat.
Suggestions for all nominations must be in the committeeâ€™s hands no later than the close of business April 1, 2003. The National Nominating Committee will then meet in late April or early May to make its decision for all positions based on suggestions received and issues such as diversity and leadership. Candidate suggestions may be received by the National Nominating Committee from any APWA member.
The Board of Directors has issued a policy that the nominations process utilized by the National Nominating Committee for the president-elect and at-large positions will be a â€œselectionâ€ process by the committee, not a â€œcampaignâ€ for office. The board strongly discourages â€œcampaignâ€ activity and expenditure of funds in support of a candidacy.
Regional director seats
There are also three regional director seats open for nomination this year. Regional Nominating Committees will nominate regional directors in Regions V, VIII and IX. Seats are currently held by Thomas W. Trice, Royal Oak, MI; Leon P. Lancaster, P.E., Madera, CA; and Jack N. Pittis, P.E., Port Angeles, WA respectively. Trice and Lancaster are both completing their second terms of office and are therefore not eligible for regional director seats next year. Pittis was appointed in 2002 to complete the final year of Dwayne Kalynchukâ€™s term and is eligible for a second term of office as regional director. The regional directors serve on the APWA Board of Directors for three-year terms beginning at the start of Congress in August 2003.
APWA members wishing to put names before their respective Regional Nominating Committee should send a letter of recommendation for each suggested candidate to the Region V, VIII, or IX Nominating Committee in care of the national office of APWA by April 1, 2003. All suggestions will then be forwarded to the respective regional nominating committees.
Candidates may be referred to the Regional Nominating Committees by a suggestion from a chapter executive committee or board, by suggestions from individual members of APWA, by self-nominations and by specific invitation from the Regional Nominating Committee.
How to suggest names for national and regional offices:
Profile of an ideal candidate
Required for all offices: