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Call for Nominations

Posted by on Mar 7, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Nominate-NowThe OKAMFT Board of Directors and Elections Committee invite you to participate in shaping our organization by nominating individuals for the President-Elect position. You may nominate as many individuals for this position as you wish.

The Elections Committee is looking for nominations that are representative of the breadth of our division. Only one nomination is needed to ensure the candidate will be considered. We encourage you to nominate the hard-working, dedicated member(s) who will represent our membership well in division governance.

Consider the following qualifications as you offer nominations:

  • A clear, long-term vision for OKAMFT and the profession.
  • A willingness and ability to complete the work on a board or elections committee, including intensive committee research and discussion.
  • The ability to gather and integrate information, work towards a consensus, and make decisions.
  • Experience with envisioning, planning, and developing ideas and programs.
  • Knowledge and/or experience at some level of leadership.
  • Comfort and ability to work with diversity.

Nominees for the President-Elect position must hold Clinical Fellow membership in AAMFT/OKAMFT.

The following position is currently open for nomination. The President-Elect’s duties as described in the bylaws are noted:

  • President-Elect – One position to be filled The President-Elect shall serve a term of two (2) years* succeeding to the office of President upon completion of that term. The President Elect shall serve as Presiding Officer of the Division and Board during the absence of the President. The President shall serve a term of two (2) years, following a term of two years as President-Elect. The President shall be the Chief Officer of the Division and of the Board and shall perform such duties as are customary for presiding officers, including making all required appointments with the approval of the Board. The President also shall serve as a member ex officio with right to vote on all committees except the Elections Committee. The Past President shall serve a term of one (1)year immediately following completion of a term of office as President.
  • *NOTE: The President-Elect in this case will finish out the remainder of this calendar year as President-Elect before stepping into the role of President of OKAMFT.
  • The Elections Committee shall prepare a slate of nominees for Officer, Director, and Elections Committee positions as pro vided in the bylaws and in rules and procedures adopted by the Board of Elections. The Elections Committee shall prepare a slate containing at least two nominees for each position and shall determine the eligibility and willingness of each nomi- nee to stand for election.

Write in voting shall be allowed, provided the write-in candidates are eligible for election and have agreed to serve if elected. Ballots shall be counted by the board or by tellers designated by the Board.

In keeping with AAMFT/OKAMFT’s commitment to diversity, we are particularly interested in nominees that reflect diversity of education, training, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, age, religion, physical ability, cultural background, employment, and/or professional settings.

Please use this 2016 Call for Nominations form.  Nominations are due by March 18, 2016.

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