Have you considered participating with fellow members at the National level? You can choose to run for an elected office for the National Board of Directors or Commission on Candidacy. Serving at the national level is a great way to meet some wonderful, dedicated people in the profession.
Members may find criteria for Board or Commission on Candidacy positions by visiting our National Elections website. You may also be interested in knowing that some elected positions involve less of a time commitment than other positions.
This year, a member may request a candidate application packet beginning July 1st, and must complete the application process by September 1st. The process includes completing three online courses: About Non-Profit Associations, Responsibilities and Communications throughout AMTA and Risk Management for Association.
Once the courses are completed, the member will have access to the online application bio. After the Commission on Candidacy has reviewed the application and determined that the candidate meets the requirements of the position he or she is seeking, the candidate’s profile will be posted live on AMTA’s official election website, and your choice of using social media as a candidate can begin.
If you are interested in serving, please contact the Commission on Candidacy via Gail Friedman, AMTA staff liaison to the Commission on Candidacy.
The Commission on Candidacy and Commissioner of Elections welcomes your questions, comments, and ideas.
Chris Rider, Chair, Commissioner of Elections
Barb Lis, Chair, Commission on Candidacy
2012 COC Commissioners: Christopher Deery, Shari Mirgon, Lori Keith, Mary Donker-Syvertsen, and Julie Finn