By Scott Ball, TBW Editor
One of the items of business at this year’s ACI Conference is the election of officers and three new board members.
When a President’s term ends (as Jenifer Wisniewski’s does this year), ACI tradition is that the Vice President and Secretary – by vote of the membership – rise to the offices of President and Vice President, respectively. That means we’ll be electing a new Secretary. We also elect a Treasurer, but that position is not part of the succession process. Each position is for a two-year term. (Although COVID disrupted things last year.)
We also will elect three new members to the Board of Directors, succeeding Jason Harmon, Alix Pedraza and Nadia Reimer, whose three-year terms expire this year.
If you’ve been considering stepping up your involvement with ACI, this is your opportunity. Our Policies & Procedures spell out the eligibility requirements for a position on the Board:
“…a person must represent an agency that has been a member in good standing for a minimum of two years. Nominees must have attended at least two of the past four conferences and/or must have served as an official committee member for at least two years. Nominees understand they will be expected to attend conferences, Board meetings and teleconferences, if at all possible. They also are advised to consult with their agency supervisors before committing to be a candidate.”
We hope that between now and the conference, you will give the idea some thought. Talk it over with your supervisor. Reach out to any ACI officer or Board member for a first-hand account of what it’s like to serve this great organization.
Jenifer has appointed this year’s Nominating Committee: Micah Holmes (Okla.); Kyle Martens (Nebr.); and Nadia Reimer (Kansas). They will be reaching out to potential candidates. Conversely, we encourage to make your interest known to any of them as well.
Please consider becoming one of ACI’s leaders. You will find it to be a rewarding experience.