2021 AUCD Board Elections: Nominations Requested

Deadline: September 10, 2021

July 23, 2021

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AUCD is currently seeking nominations for the following positions to the AUCD Board of Directors, for a three-year term beginning in November 2021:

At-Large Member Candidate Eligibility

  • Must be a UCEDD, LEND, or IDDRC Director, Associate Director, or other senior staff with substantial programmatic and budgetary responsibilities of an AUCD member organization
  • Demonstrate leadership within their center and community
  • Demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Be willing to serve on the AUCD Board
  • Have the support of their member program for the time and financial costs related to Board participation
    • The Board generally meets face-to-face three times each year. One of these meetings is held in conjunction with the fall AUCD Conference.
      • Currently, the Board is holding virtual meetings. It is anticipated the first in-person Board meeting will be the Winter Board Retreat in February/March 2022.
  • Participate in bi-monthly Board conference calls
  • Participate on Board committees, which may also meet monthly via separately scheduled conference calls

 

Nominate an Individual

Please use the form at right to nominate an individual for a Board At-Large position. Before making a nomination, please ensure potential nominees are (1) willing to serve on the AUCD Board for the specified term and (2) have the financial support of their center to travel to meetings (or have communicated with AUCD about the need for potential financial support). A separate form must be completed for each individual nominated. Self-nominations are accepted and encouraged. Supplemental information in support of candidacy is welcome. The AUCD Board specifically encourages nominations of people from underrepresented backgrounds.

Nominations will be reviewed by the Board Nominating Committee which consists of both Board and network members. In addition to the strength of the application materials, the Nominating Committee will use a range of information that helps to determine the demographic, program, diversity, and other needs of the current Board, in determining a slate of candidates for voting.

Once the Nominating Committee has determined a slate of candidates, those individuals will be asked to complete a brief bio-sketch regarding the potential candidate's vision for AUCD and their leadership and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. These statements and a photo will be posted alongside the final slate of candidates on the election website that will go out to Directors for voting in late September.

We encourage participation in this process so that an excellent slate of candidates can be presented to the Association membership for election.

 

Deadline

All nomination forms are due by COB on Friday, September 10 to Jen Tuell at [email protected],

 

Questions

Questions about the nomination and/or election process should be directed to Jen Tuell at [email protected], or Board President, Tawara Goode at [email protected].