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NWBA Board of Directors Call for Nominations and Elections

05/06/2019, 2:30pm CDT
By NWBA Governance Committee

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - The NWBA Board of Directors has one position up for election at the NWBA Annual Assembly that is scheduled for 1:00 PM (Eastern time) on Saturday, August 3 in the greater Cleveland Area (specific location To Be Announced).

The one vacancy on the Board of Directors will also serve in the role of president. The president role on the NWBA Board of Directors is an elected role that is voted on by NWBA delegates. Per the NWBA Bylaws in Article 6 - Board of Directors Officers, Section 6.2: Election and Term of Office, "The Membership of the NWBA shall elect the Officers of President."

The qualifications and nomination process are below. If you have questions regarding the process of filling the open NWBA Board of Directors position, please contact NWBA Governance Committee Chairperson and Board Secretary Tim Fox by clicking here.

The elections for the NWBA Board of Director position will be held in accordance with NWBA Bylaws Article 10, Section 10.4: The Governance Committee shall submit a slate of nominees for Board offices to the Executive Director for publication and distribution to the voting membership at least 30 days prior to the scheduled Annual Assembly.

The Governance Committee will post slate of members running for NWBA Board of Directors by Tuesday, June 4, via the NWBA website, located at http://www.nwba.org/.

No nominations from the floor of the Annual Assembly shall be permitted, except in the circumstance where the Governance Committee fails to submit nominations for a particular board office.

The Board of Directors Position for Re-Election: one position - this position is currently held by Curtis Lease.


The NWBA Bylaws referenced above, are below.

NWBA Bylaws – Article 5, Section 5.3: Qualifications

Each director of the Board of Directors must be twenty-five (25) years of age or older. In addition, a director shall:

a) have the highest personal and professional integrity, b) have demonstrated exceptional ability and judgment,

c) be effective, in conjunction with the other members of the Board, in collectively serving the long-term interests of the NWBA, d) possess an understanding of athletic competition and the Paralympic ideals, e) have a high level of experience and capability in Board oversight responsibilities, including in the areas of finance, marketing, fundraising, audit, management, communications, sport, and other challenges that face the NWBA.

NWBA Bylaws – Article 10, Section 10.4: Elections At least thirty (30) days prior to the scheduled Annual Assembly, the Governance Committee (see Article Ten of these Bylaws) shall submit a slate of nominees for Board offices to the Executive Director for publication and distribution to the voting membership of the organization.

The Governance Committee shall submit all nominations received from the voting membership, as well as the nominations of the committee. Nominations for board offices shall be closed thirty days prior to the Annual Assembly and no nominations from the floor of the Annual Assembly shall be permitted, except in the circumstance where the Governance Committee fails to submit nominations for a particular Board office.

At the Annual Assembly, the chair of the Governance Committee, in conjunction with the Executive Director, shall prepare ballots for the voting membership which list all nominees by the Board office for which the candidates were nominated.

The chair of the Governance Committee, in conjunction with the Executive Director, shall also prepare ballots for any amendment issues that have been submitted as provided in Article Twenty of this document.

The voting membership shall cast their votes for all offices and all amendment issues on a single, secret ballot at the Annual Assembly, and the results shall be tabulated and announced immediately.

Voting members of the NWBA who cannot attend the Annual Assembly may alternatively request an absentee ballot from the Chair of the Governance Committee.

The request for an absentee ballot must be received at least thirty (30) days prior to the Annual Assembly. The completed absentee ballot must then be received by the Chair of the Governance at least five (5) days prior to the commencement of the Annual Assembly. Absentee ballots shall be tabulated at the same time as other ballots during the Annual Assembly.

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