The process to elect the 2019 GPA Board of Directors has begun!
There are four open positions on the Board that will be available on January 1, 2019. All four positions are for three-year terms that begin on January 1, 2019 and end on December 31, 2021. Board Members whose terms are expiring: Karen Cassidy, Janeen Gaskins, Janell Harvey, and Sue Jetter. Janell and Sue are eligible to run for a second term.
To read the full version of the GPA Nominations Plan and Timeline for 2018 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.
|June 19, 2018||Call for Nominations issued to members - Nomination Form|
|June 19 - July 20, 2018||Nominations accepted|
|July 27, 2018||Nominees will be notified and asked to complete a Nomination Acceptance Questionnaire, attach any necessary documents, and indicate acceptance of the nomination.|
|August 10, 2018 at 5:00 PM (CDT)||Deadline for submitting the Nomination Acceptance Questionnaire and necessary documents.|
|August 13 - August 17, 2018||Nominating Committee will review information and determine which candidates have met the qualifications and will be included in the slate of candidates|
|August 20, 2018||All nominees will be notified of their status|
|August 20, 2018||A full list of Candidates will be presented to the GPA Board|
|August 21, 2018||A full list of Candidates will be presented to the GPA membership|
|August 28 & September 6, 2018||Meet the Candidates Webinars|
|August 28, 2018||Voting Opens via voting system, membership notified in email and on website|
|October 15, 2018||Voting Closes|
|- Review of the Ballots and Voter Eligibility|
|- Counting of all Votes|
|October 23, 2018||Announcement of election results will be made to the full membership via GPA's electronic mail platformin in the weekly newsletter. Candidates will be informed, confidentially in writing, the results of their candidacy prior to the public announcement|
|November 9, 20198||Announcement of election results and Oath of Office taken at the Annual Meeting|
|November 9, 2018||Motion to Destroy Ballots made at the Annual meeting.|
|November 12, 2018||Final date to submit written challenge of the election results. After November 12, 2018 if there are no outstanding challenges, the ballots will be permanently destroyed and no further challenge is allowed.|