2017 Board Elections

The process to elect the 2018 GPA Board of Directors has begun!

There are three open positions on the Board that will be available on January 1, 2018. All three positions are for three-year terms that begin on January 1, 2018 and end on December 31, 2020.  Positions that will be open for election are: Lauren Daniels, Nathan Medina and Bernard Turner. Lauren is eligible to run for a second term.

To read the full version of the GPA Nominations Plan and Timeline for 2017 please click here. If you have any questions on the election procedure, please contact Kristen Galbraith, Chair of the Nominating Committee or Barb Boggs, Nominating Staff Liaison.
Date Action
June 20, 2017 Call for Nominations issued to members - Nomination Form
June 20 - July 21, 2017 Nominations accepted
July 28, 2017 Nominees will be notified and asked to complete a Nomination Acceptance Questionnaire, attach any necessary documents, and indicate acceptance of the nomination. 
August 11, 2017 at  5:00 PM (CDT) Deadline for submitting the Nomination Acceptance Questionnaire and SIGNED Board Assurances.
August 14 - August 17, 2017 Nominating Committee will review information and determine which candidates have met the qualifications and will be included in the slate of candidates
August 21, 2017 All nominees will be notified of their status
August 21, 2017 A full list of Candidates will be presented to the GPA Board
August 22, 2017 A full list of Candidates will be presented to the GPA membership
August 29 & September 7, 2017 Meet the Candidates Webinars
August 29, 2017 Voting Opens via voting system, membership notified in email and on website
October 15, 2017 Voting Closes
 - Review of the Ballots and Voter Eligibility
 - Counting of all Votes
November 10, 2017 Announcement of election results and Oath of Office at the Annual Meeting. Candidates will be informed, confidentially in writing, the results of their candidacy prior to the public announcement
November 10, 2017 Motion to Destroy Ballots made at the Annual meeting.
November 13, 2017 Final date to submit written challenge of the election results. After November 14, 2016, if there are no outstanding challenges, the ballots will be permanently destroyed and no further challenge is allowed