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It's Election Time Again

by Lisa Dees

AAERT members frequently ask me what they can do to get more involved and contribute to our organization. Here is your opportunity.

AAERT is governed by a Board of Directors. Each director is elected to serve a three-year term. During their tenure, the Directors are responsible for establishing policies and procedures. Their duties also include directing and managing the affairs of the Association. Every year as Directors reach the end of their three-year term, the seat that they occupied is open for the upcoming election. This year we have two Board positions that nominees will be vying for. Are you interested in becoming a member of our Board? Do you know someone who you think would be a valuable, contributing addition to our Board? Then here is what you need to know.

Members Eligible to Run

  • The nominee must be a voting member in good standing at the time of his/her nomination and election to the Board. Those members include Individual Members, Corporate Members, and Retired Individual Members.
  • The nominee must have been a voting member of the Association for a period of two or more years immediately prior to his/her nomination.
  • The nominee must have demonstrated active dedication to the mission and purposes of the Association during his/her previous membership.
  • The current nominee cannot be a current employee, owner, shareholder and/or principal of the same company as a currently sitting Director.
If you know someone who you think would be a great candidate and has interest in running in this year’s election, be sure to complete the online nomination form that will be available to you starting on March 23rd via an email blast to our voting members. On this online form, you will be able to include a brief description explaining why you feel this person would make a good Director for AAERT. Please note, members can nominate themselves also if they wish through the same process.

We are scheduled to open the nomination process on March 23, 2017, and it will close on April 11, 2017. All nominations must be received during that window of time.

What should a nominee expect during this process? Nominees will receive a questionnaire which they are expected to complete and return to AAERT prior to scheduling a conference call with the Nomination Committee Chair. We will conduct our telephonic interviews between April 12th and April 20th. Accepted nominees will be expected to submit a bio and a headshot photo that will be included on the ballot. Keep in mind that this is the nominee’s opportunity to speak to the voting members. The nominee should include their history in the industry and the strengths that they possess that makes them a prospective candidate.

Our online voting will open on April 28, 2017 and will close on May 17, 2017.

Participate, get involved, become part of AAERT’s continuing growth.


Lisa Dees serves AAERT as a Board Director.



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