Nominating Committee Policy Summary

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Nominating Committee Policy Summary

  1. 1. Description of IAMFA’s Nominating Committee Policy for Selecting Board of DirectorCandidates:The process for selecting IAMFA’s President (and other board positions) changed in 2011 with abylaw change that established electronic voting by the regular IAMFA members. Additionally,the board followed a recommendation by IAMFA’s legal representation to establish anominating committee to develop a slate of officers for approval by the membership each year,making elections a better, more sensitive way to select board members and one that mightencourage more members to seek and hold office.Our process begins by the President announcing open positions and calling for all interestedmembers to inform the Nominating Committee Chair of their willingness to serve. If more thanone candidate expresses an interest in an open position then the nominating committeeobjectively scores the potential candidates based on numerous criteria that takes into accountpast involvement and support of the association. Additionally members interested in serving asPresident are asked to provide a vision statement that addresses their view of IAMFA’s coursefor the future and are scored on vision and additional criteria specific to this position. Thispolicy of scoring candidates is a formal process to assure that no bias is exercised by thenominating committee in the selection of the slate of officers.While the process for board selection has changed, the goal of the selection process has notchanged; it is in IAMFA’s interest to select board members that are the best individuals to leadthe organization in achieving its mission for the next two years. This process is important torevisit every year, even if the current President and other board members are willing to servefor another two years, assuring that the best individuals for the job and who express an interestin serving at the time of that election are placed on the slate of officers for ratification by themembership. The process/criteria for scoring multiple candidates interested in serving in thesame board position may change in the future if the board finds that a change is justified.

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