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NLGJA Seeks Nominations for National Board and Chapter Leadership Positions

 

NLGJA – The Association of LGBTQ Journalists is a national organization with over 20 local, regional and scholastic chapters throughout the United States. NLGJA relies on the hard work of dedicated volunteers who fill leadership positions at both the national and chapter level in order to advance and promote our mission of ensuring fair and accurate coverage of LGBTQ issues and people in media.

 

 

Call for Nominations: Candidates Sought for Positions on NLGJA Board & Executive Committee

Nominations Deadline: July 28, 2017

Nominations are now being accepted for three at-large Board of Director positions and three Executive Committee positions:

  • Vice President of Broadcast
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Directors at Large (3)

Executive Committee members may serve two consecutive terms in each office, and at-large National Board Members may serve three consecutive terms. All National Board of Director terms are for two years

All nominees must be members in good standing for at least one year by the time of the election. Those seeking an Executive Committee seat must also have served as an at-large Board of Directors member or Chapter President for at least one year as of the election. Eligible members may nominate themselves.

No more than two Board Members may be elected from any one chapter.

All candidates must fill out their own nomination form. Nominations must be submitted to NLGJA Elections Chair David Steinberg at elections@nlgja.org by July 28, 2017.

In the event of a contested election, online voting for NLGJA’s National Board of Directors will be made available to members in good standing until 5:00pm, Monday, August 7, 2017. According to NLGJA bylaws, board elections are advisory but, to date, the board has never failed to follow the election results.

Election results will be ratified by the Board of Directors at the 2017 National Convention, to be held September 7-10, 2017, in Philadelphia. Nominees are encouraged to attend.

Download the National Board Nomination Form.

Please Note – All Board Members are required to:

  • Attend and participate in board meetings: Board Members must attend at least one of the two in person meetings (mid-year, convention) and at least one of the twice-annual board calls.
  • Maintain current membership in the organization.
  • Participate actively in committee/task force work.
  • Raise or give at least $1,500 for the organization each year.
  • Board members will need to be available to staff.
  • Be active in their local chapter.

 

 

Chapter Call: Candidates Sought for Chapter Leadership

Nominations Deadline: July 28, 2017

Nominations are now being accepted for Chapter Leadership Positions:

  • Chapter President
  • Chapter Board Member

Nominees for NLGJA local offices – both new candidates and those planning to run for re-election – shall be required to submit this application detailing, among other things, their journalism and media experience, current employment status and a statement explaining why they are seeking office. The NLGJA Elections Chair, and national staff shall use the information to confirm the nominee’s membership status and eligibility for office. Upon request, non-confidential information in the application shall be made available to the voting membership.

All candidates must fill out their own nomination form. Nominations must be submitted to NLGJA Elections Chair David Steinberg at elections@nlgja.org by July 28, 2017.

In the event of a contested election, online voting for Chapter Leadership will be made available to members in good standing. According to NLGJA bylaws, board elections are advisory but, to date, the board has never failed to follow the election results.

Election results will be ratified by the Board of Directors at the 2017 National Convention, to be held September 7-10, 2017, in Philadelphia. Nominees are encouraged to attend.

Download the Chapter Leadership Nomination Form.

All Chapter Board Members are expected to:

  • Attend and participate in chapter board meetings
  • Maintain current membership in the organization
  • Be responsive to chapter members, NLGJA national leadership and NLGJA staff