There are three (3) seats to be filled in our 2014 election. NO INCUMBENTS are comtending for election in this election.
How Do I Become a Candidate?
Candidates must be employed at a PRPD member station or organization or be an Individual Member. Only one person per membership entity may sereve on the board at any one time.
Those interested in running for the board in 2014 must submit a letter of interest as outlined below. The letter must be received by PRPD no later than Friday, January 17, 2014
What Do I Need to Include in my Letter of Interest?
To run for the board we ask all candidates to provide the following materials:
- A one page resume
- A letter that includes your responses to two questions:
- What attributes and contributions would you bring to the PRPD Board of Directors?
- What is the most important issue facing the programming profession and how should PRPD address it?
Send your letter and resume to PRPD Election, 38 Milford Street, Hamilton, NY 13346 or by email to email@example.com
These materials will be posted for voting members as part of the election balloting.
When Will the Election Take Place?
- The initial slate of nominations will be announced on January 24th
- Balloting will begin on February 10th.
- Voting will close midnight ET on February 28th, with winning candidate announced around March 5th.
When Does the Board Meet?
The PRPD Board of Directors meets four times per year.
- Strategic Planning Retreat/Spring Board Meeting (April 21-24, location TBD)
- September - 1 day meeting prior to PRPD's Annual Conference.
- Winter and Summer board meetings are held via teleconference
PRPD pays all board member expenses for the spring retreat and meeting. Unless there are extenuating circumstances, all board members are expected to attend the PRPD conference meeting at their expense but PRPD will cover conference registration fee and room for one night.
Newly elected members will be expected to attend the April Board Retreat in April if at all possible.
What Does the Board Do?
The PRPD Board has several working committees
and board members are expected to participate actively in at least one committee. Committee meetings are generally held via teleconference. Standing committees include the Board/Organizational Development Committee and an Executive Committee consisting of PRPD’s three officers (Chair, Treasurer and Secretary) who are elected for two-year terms by the full board.
Task-oriented committees work on specific issues and activities such as Training and PRPD’s Annual Conference. PRPD Board members also engage in limited time special projects such as the Techsurvey, website usability, convenings and the Talk Show Best Practices Project.
If You Miss The Initial Nomination Period
Those not endorsed in the initial round
can still appear on the ballot, provided that PRPD receives seven signatures of support for your candidacy by February 5 (not needed for those applying for the board prior to January 17)
. Email notices of support sent directly from your supporters to firstname.lastname@example.org
will be accepted as a signature.
If I Have Questions, Who Can I Contact?
If you have any questions concerning the election process or PRPD, please contact Board Development Committee Chair Jeff Hansen via email at email@example.com
or at at (206) 221-2731 or firstname.lastname@example.org