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NAFED Accepting Board Nominations for 2018

Friday, December 1, 2017  
Posted by: Tamara Matthews
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NAFED is now accepting nominations for regional and at-large seats opening on the board of directors and plans to hold an election in the first quarter of 2018. Nominations for director candidates from regions two, seven, and director-at-large will be accepted.

Open seats include:
Region Two Director, presiding over Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North and South Carolina, Tennessee, and West Virginia.
Region Seven Director, presiding over Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington.
Director-at-Large, nominee must not reside in Region One or Three.

Contact: Please address all nominations (or questions) to Danny Harris at NAFED headquarters: tel (312) 461-9600, fax (312) 461-0777, e-mail dharris@nafed.org.

Who May Nominate: Only self-nominations will be accepted.

Information to Include With Nomination:
Name of nominee (your name)
Name of company
Contact information (address, telephone, fax, e-mail address)
Motivation for nomination
Background statement (bio/CV, relevant achievements)
Current affiliations, additional contact info
NAFED vision statement

Term of Office: The term of office is two years, beginning May 15, 2018. Director may serve a maximum of two successive two-year terms in his/her elected board position. An elected supplier director may serve only one term and may not seek reelection to the board for a period of two years after the conclusion of his/her single two-year elected term.

Responsibilities: Regional directors are the official NAFED representatives in each region of North America. In this capacity, regional directors represent the association in matters pertaining not only to their own regional matters, but also concerning association activities of a national scope. All directors should have an awareness of the industry, national and regional issues and concerns, and the internal operation of the association. Responsibilities include the following items and activities:
  • Conducting regional business meetings at sectional conferences and moderating the actual election of his/her successor.
  • Serving as a moderator at sectional conferences.
  • Serving on NAFED’s board of directors committees and other association committees.
  • Conducting membership drives or contacting potential members in his/her own region.
  • Submitting reports to headquarters on any local meetings and activities, especially legislation.
  • Increasing support, attendance, and activities of all members in national NAFED functions.
  • Actively seeking candidates for his/her replacement.
  • Serving as a contact point for member concerns in his/her region.
  • Authoring at least one article for Firewatch! magazine during his/her term of office.
  • Attending two board of director meetings each year: one in the fall and one in conjunction with the annual meeting.
  • Appointing and monitoring the activities of NAFED’s state/provincial representatives.

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