AIGA Central PA Board Nominations
Nationally, AIGA mandates that members participate directly in governance of the organization. One of the best ways to do so is by serving on your local board of directors. To date, all AIGA Central PA board members have been solicited by nominations or recruited after participating in events and/or serving on committees.
So how does this relate to you?
Until Monday, June 30, AIGA Central PA will be soliciting nominations for new board members. By nominating yourself or another deserving AIGA member, you can directly guide the activities of our chapter!
Serving as a chapter board member is one of the best ways to benefit from your membership. Serving provides deeper connections to the organization abroad, enables you develop or utilize your leadership skills.
What happens after you submit your nomination(s)?
An information session will be held at our next board/community meeting on June 3, 2014 for all nominees; participation is strongly encouraged. A Nominating Committee will then review and discuss nominees and recommend a slate for membership approval. Per AIGA Central PA chapter by-laws, the committee will take into account the professional diversity of the membership and the need to represent the interests of the entire chapter membership. The Nominating Committee consists of the current president, two or three members of the current board, one advisory board member and one member-at-large.
Important things to keep in mind while considering whom to nominate:
The commitment involved: By agreeing to serve on the board, one commits to serve a two-year term and to be responsible for chairing at least one program or working directly with a supervisory board member in their first year on the board. Second-year responsibilities are dependent upon the individual and open positions on the board.
Responsibilities to the local community: Being a board member means one must be an ambassador for AIGA to both members and non-members. Nominees must be members in good standing of the Central PA Chapter to be eligible to serve.
You can nominate yourself: This year, we are soliciting nominations for up to 8 new board members. Board positions are to be determined based on each individuals talents and motivations.