To help identify channels of involvement for potential candidates and voting members, listed below are descriptions of the roles of all parties involved within the CBODN election process, clarification of the nomination and election process & timeline, and other info related to the process.
Current CBODN members, who have paid their membership dues for the calendar year, may nominate themselves to the open Officer position they choose through the form/survey sent out by the Nominating Committee. Each nominee is required to submit the nomination packet that includes:
CBODN BOARD OF DIRECTORS - acts as the governing body of CBODN. The Board of Directors shall consist of the Officers and non Officer Directors/Chairs of CBODN. The Officers of CBODN shall be the President, Vice President (who shall also be the President-Elect), and Vice President-Immediate Past President and any other Officers as determined by the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors provides supervision, control, and direct the affairs of CBODN (committees, programs, publications and all related activities). The Board determines its policies or changes therein, establishes the financial and operating policies of CBODN, and is accountable for CBODN assets. The main goals of the current CBODN Board are to:
NOMINATING COMMITTEE - The Nominating Committee will issue an open call for nominations prior to the Annual Meeting. The Nominating Committee will review and select candidates and present a recommended slate of Director candidates to the Board for approval prior to the Annual Meeting.
PRESIDENT - The President shall be the chief volunteer Officer of CBODN. At the Annual Meeting of CBODN and at such other times as deemed proper, the President shall communicate to the members such matters and make such suggestions as may tend to promote the welfare and increase the usefulness of CBODN. The President shall ensure that appropriate tax documentation is kept current, including annual reports to the District of Columbia and federal governments. The President shall perform such other duties as are necessarily incident of the office of President or as may be prescribed by the Board. The President shall automatically succeed to the Immediate Past President. The expected time commitment for this position is 10-20 hours per month.
ACTING PRESIDENT - If any member serving in an Officer position chooses to rollover from their position prior to their end of term, the Board of Directors has the right to fill any Officer vacancy for the balance of the term thereof by voting one of the Directors or Chairs into that position.
VICE PRESIDENT (PRESIDENT ELECT) - The Vice President (President Elect) shall succeed to the Presidency. The Vice President will perform such duties and assignments as may be directed by the President and/or the Board of Directors. The Vice President shall perform the duties of the President in the event that the President is unable to serve. The expected time commitment for this position is 5-10 hours per month.
MEMBERS - CBODN membership will vote on the slate of Officer candidates provided by the Board of Directors and elect candidates who will then be installed. Voting at membership meetings may be in person or by proxy with each voting member having a single vote. Members who are eligible for voting should have their annual dues current as of the date that a membership vote is recorded. Any member in good standing shall be eligible for nomination and election to any office of CBODN, with the exception of Past President.
FAQ on the Election Process