Thank you to those of you who took an active interest in becoming an officer of IRAA! This year there are six positions that will be voted upon at the upcoming annual IRAA meeting on June 24th, 2017.
Below are the open officer positions with links to the candidates that returned their IRAA Candidate Intent forms by June 10th 2017, the publicized deadline. The candidates for each office are linked to each office position below.
North-Eastern District Representative –No Candidates
The 2017 election of IRAA Officers will take place during the annual IRAA meeting on June 24th, 2017 during the Illinois Regional Convention. To be eligible to run for a position and/or vote in the election, individuals must be registered members of the Illinois Regional Alumni Association this includes a completed and submitted IRAA membership form and full payment of the one-time fee of $30.
The IRAA Annual Meeting is scheduled to take place on June 24th, 2017 at 5:00 pm at the Hilton Garden Inn in Springfield, IL. Registered members of IRAA do not need to be physically present at the annual meeting in order to participate in the election process. Here is a link to the Election Ballot. IRAA will host a Google Hangout for all interested members and will allow registered members to submit their votes or participate as a candidate via the Google Hangout. Additional details regarding this process will be shared during the annual meeting. If you are interested in participating in the meeting via the Google Hangout, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and request the link to the meeting.
Elections for IRAA officer positions will take place in the order the offices are presented above. Offices with declared candidates are closed. Offices without declared candidates and offices where all declared candidates have a accepted a different officer position earlier in the election process will be open for nominations from the floor during the meeting. Nominations of individuals made by others must be accepted by the nominated individual before the nominee’s name can be added to the ballot. Positions that go unfilled will be eligible for IRAA Executive Board appointment as instructed in the IRAA By-laws.
Interested in Running?
If you are interested in running for an IRAA officer position and have not declared your candidacy, please be prepared to submit or accept your nomination from the floor during the IRAA Annual Meeting. This means you will either need to be present at the meeting or tuned in via the Google Hangout. If you have questions about this process, please contact the IRAA Executive Board via email at email@example.com.