Elections

NEHA’s Election Process 

NEHA knows that elections are a critical part of the democratic process and are one way in which members have a voice in the running of their organization. NEHA voting members have an opportunity to vote for candidates of a contested board of directors office. Board of Directors officers serve a 1-year term in each of the five successive positions for a total of 5 years and regional vice-presidents serve a 3-year term. In addition, voting members have the opportunity to decide on language changes to the Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws. 


2021 Election 

There are four board positions up for election in 2021: 

  • Region 2 vice-president (Arizona, California, Hawaii, and Nevada)
  • Region 3 vice-president  (Colorado, Montana, Utah, Wyoming, and all NEHA members residing outside of the U.S. [except members of the U.S. armed forces])
  • Region 8 vice-president (Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington, DC, West Virginia, and all NEHA members of the U.S. armed forces residing outside of the U.S.)
  • Second vice-president (national officer position)

 


Summary of Critical Dates

December 1, 2020

  • Completed online nomination forms submitted for all regional vice-president (RVP) candidates who wish to be considered for expiring RVP terms of current year. 
  • Completed online nomination forms submitted for all second vice-president (2ndVP) candidates who wish to be considered for expiring 2ndVP terms of current year.

February 15, 2021

  • Deadline to become a NEHA member for voting consideration for current year. Two classes of membership with voting privileges: professional and life.

March 1, 2021

  • Election ballots electronically activated.

March 31, 2021

  • Election ballots must be completed electronically. If March 1 or March 31 fall on a weekend, the respective actions will occur on the next business day.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


Second Vice-President

The second vice-president is an officer on the Board of Directors and a member of the Affiliate Council of NEHA. This national officer moves in succession from second vice-president to first vice-president to president-elect to president to immediate past-president.

Requirements:

  • Professional or life member of NEHA with at least 3 years of cumulative membership. 
  • Upload with the online submission form a completed member signature form with five signatures of voting NEHA members, in which three of the five members represent different affiliates.
  • Upload with the online submission form a high resolution (300 dpi) headshot with a solid background.
  • Submit online by December 1 in the year prior that they are being considered for nomination.

Member Signature Form: Second Vice-President

NOMINATE A CANDIDATE FOR SECOND VICE-PRESIDENT


Regional Vice-President

Regional vice-presidents are members of the Board of Director and Affiliate Council of NEHA. They represent the NEHA members in their region.

Requirements:

  • Professional or life member of NEHA with at least 3 years of cumulative membership.
  • Upload with the online submission form a completed member signature form with five signatures of voting NEHA members from the candidates' region.
  • Upload with the online submission form a high resolution (300 dpi) headshot with a solid background.
  • Submitted online by December 1 in the year prior that they are being considered for nomination.

Member Signature Form: Regional-Vice President

NOMINATE A CANDIDATE FOR REGIONAL VICE-PRESIDENT

 

Regional Vice-President Position Description