NAJIT 2017 Elections: Call for Nominations

NAJIT’s Nomination Committee is pleased to announce the call for nominations for our annual elections. The terms of current Chair Gladys Matthews and Secretary Ernest Niño-Murcia expire on June 9, 2018. Neither of them will seek reelection to the Board. Additionally, per NAJIT bylaws the two Interim Director seats will also be open. This year, NAJIT will be holding an election for four board members. No board members will be leaving due to term limits. Elections will take place at our Annual Meeting on June 9th, 2018 at the Parc 55 Hotel in San Francisco, CA during the annual conference.

Who is Eligible?

Under NAJIT’s Bylaws, any Active member who attains two years of continuous membership as an Active Member in good standing as of February 28th, 2016 shall be eligible for nomination to the Board of Directors.

All NAJIT officers and directors serve on a volunteer basis.

Nomination Deadline

Members are invited to submit nominations to the Nominations Committee chaired by Heidi Cazes. Nominations must be received before close of business on February 1st, 2018.

How does the Nomination Process Work?

Members may nominate themselves or may be nominated by fellow members. We invite all members to recommend potential candidates to the Nominations Committee, or to volunteer themselves to be considered. All nominations should include the nominee’s complete name and contact information, and a statement explaining why the nominee would make a good addition to the board of directors.

The Nominations Committee has the responsibility of proposing the names of candidates for the election to the members, taking into account the need to ensure, to the extent possible, a balanced slate as far as language, geographical location and professional activities are concerned. Only members who meet the eligibility criteria established in NAJIT bylaws (that is, who have been active members continuously and in good standing since February 2016) may be nominated to the Board of Directors. Members uncertain of their status may verify it with headquarters.

Nominees who comply with the eligibility criteria will be contacted directly by the committee. They will receive information on what is entailed in being a Board member. They will also be asked to send more detailed information, including a short biography, a CV stating their areas of expertise, and a formal candidate statement which will be published. Only nominees who send the complete information requested shall be considered.

All nominations should be emailed to the Nominations Committee at:

If you plan to put names forward for nomination, please contact the potential nominees first, explaining your intention and the fact that a nomination does not guarantee a formal invitation to run for office.

NAJIT Governance

Elections are an excellent opportunity to help shape the future of NAJIT. Membership and member involvement are vital to furthering NAJIT’s mission.