Board Nomination Q&A

The Board of Directors serves the membership and operates under the Bylaws.  Here are a few questions that may come to mind that may not be covered in the email or blog communication.

How long is the term?

The President-elect shall be elected to serve three (3) years; a term of one (1) year as President-elect; a term of one (1) year as President; and a term of one (1) year as past-President. The office of Secretary shall be elected for a term of two (2) years. The office of Treasurer shall be elected for a term of two (2) years. The Secretary and the Treasurer shall not serve more than two consecutive terms in the same office. The Secretary and Treasurer shall be elected in alternating years.

What are the positions and duties of the positions being elected this 2020 year?



The President-Elect shall automatically succeed to the presidency in the event of a vacancy; serve as the presiding officer in the absence of the President or at the President’s request at any official meeting of the Association; perform other duties as assigned by the President; preside as Co-chair of the Conference Committee with the Executive Director. President -Elect shall serve as a Board member of ILA.


The Treasurer shall receive and be responsible for the proper disbursement of all Association funds; make an annual financial report to the Board which will also be included in the Association’s annual report; be responsible for the accounting of the dues and all other income of the Association; keep the Board of Directors informed of the financial status of the Association; be responsible for the preparation of an annual budget to be submitted to the Board of Directors for approval; perform other duties as assigned by the President of the Board of Directors.

Four -Board Members

The Board of Directors shall develop and bring policy recommendations before the membership for its vote wherever the bylaws specifically require such consideration and action by the membership; implement the policies either as adopted by the membership or as developed by the Board; fill vacancies according to these bylaws; print an annual report of the Association and make it available to the membership; monitor and audit officers’ performance to determine that the business of the Association is being carried out in accordance with the Association’s policies, objectives, and plans, and that satisfactory results are obtained; interpret and carry forward the policies of the Association and cooperate with the national organization; receive and authorize expenditures of any funds which are deemed requisite and necessary for the operation and maintenance of the Association.


How often does the board meet?

The board typically meets once a month on the 2nd Friday of the month.  The schedule may vary depending on conflicts.

BYLAWS: The Board of Directors shall meet no fewer than six (6) times per year, (July, September, November, January, March, May,) for business meetings with agendas to be set and distributed in advance by the President, accounting for all standing committees, board members, and individual members’ concerns.

  1. A quorum shall consist of seven (7) voting members of the Board of Directors.
    2. An affirmative vote of a simple majority of those present who choose to vote shall be required to transact business or as otherwise stipulated in these bylaws.
    3. The Board of Directors shall have full power to adopt its own rules of procedure subject to these bylaws.
  2. Additional specific topic meetings of the Board of Directors may be held to deal with issues of concern to the membership. The dates and locations of these meetings shall be convenient to the membership concerned.
    C. Additional meetings of business or specific interests may be called by the President.


May I nominate myself?

Yes, you may self-nominate or you may reach out to a member of the nomination committee and discuss the nomination process.


Who is the on the nomination committee?

Deborah Sherwood,

Sara Gutting,

Timmie Westfall,


How do I make a nomination to the IAACE Board of Directors?

You must be logged in on the membership/website.  You will need the name, organization name, and email address of your nominees. You will need to provide a phone number in case the nominating committee needs to reach you.  Please ask the person you wish to nominate prior to submitting. You will nominate at the following link during the window of opening according to the bylaws, article IX, Section 2.  Link for nomination.  Click here to watch a video.

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