Required Meeting for Candidates: November 5
Nominating Committee Public Hearing: Thursday, November 5
The Nominating Committee will hold a public hearing on Thursday, November 5, at 4:00 p.m., during the Congress of Cities in Nashville. Please check the Congress of Cities conference program or website for the room location.
The order of business at the Nominating Committee Public Hearing will be as follows:
- Nominations for NLC president
- Nominations for NLC first vice president
- Nominations for NLC second vice president
- The 2015 Nominating Committee Chair will call the roll of states in alphabetical order, beginning with Alabama, to invite candidates for president, first vice president, and then second vice president to address the committee. Each candidate for an NLC Officer position will have five minutes to make a presentation to the Nominating Committee outlining why he/she wants to be an NLC leader, his/her qualifications for the position, and specific issues, challenges and opportunities deemed important to NLC’s future. No additional nominating or seconding speeches are required.
NLC Board Members
The Chair will call the roll of states in alphabetical order to invite candidates for the NLC Board of Directors to address the Nominating Committee. Each candidate for the NLC Board of Directors will have three minutes to make a presentation to the Nominating Committee outlining why he/she wants to be an NLC leader, his/her qualifications for the position, and specific issues, challenges and opportunities deemed important to NLC’s future. No additional nominating or seconding speeches are required.
Nominating Committee Meeting: Friday, November 6
The Nominating Committee will hold a closed meeting on Friday, November 6, to recommend a slate of candidates for action at the Annual Business Meeting on Saturday, November 7.
Candidates running for second vice president will be invited to interview with the Nominating Committee on Friday morning during the closed meeting. NLC will use the cell phone number provided on the Candidate Data Form to contact second vice president candidates to confirm the time and place of the interview during the Nashville conference.
All qualified board candidates will be considered by the Nominating Committee. In conducting their deliberations, the Nominating Committee will give preference to candidates whose names were placed in nomination during the public hearing. The Nominating Committee may consider other candidates when there is an insufficient number of qualified candidates. Board candidates will not be interviewed.
The recommended slate of officer and board candidates will be posted in the NLC Conference Headquarters, in the NLC Conference Policy Office, and on the conference app on Friday afternoon, November 6.
All nominated 2016 Officer and Board candidates are expected to attend the Annual Business Meeting on Saturday, November 7, during which the Officer and Board elections will take place. Immediately following the Annual Business Meeting, all elected 2016 Officers and Board Members are expected to attend a short, informal, but important, board convening.
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