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 one-year term and Regional Vice-Presidents serve a three-year term. In addition, voting members have the opportunity to decide on language changes to the Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws. 


2020 Election 

There are four board positions up for election in 2020: 

  • Region 1 Vice-President (Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington)
  • Region 5 Vice-President  (Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas)
  • Region 7 Vice-President (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee)
  • Second Vice-President (National Officer Position)

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Summary of Critical Dates:

December 2, 2019

  • 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 (2VP) candidates who wish to be considered for expiring 2VP terms of current year.

February 15, 2020

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

March 1, 2020

  • Election ballots electronically activated

March 31, 2020

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

 


Region 2 Vice-President Vacancy

 

Due to relocation of the former Region 2 Vice-President there is a current vacancy in the position. Per NEHA Bylways, the Board of Directors will make an appointment for a suitable replacement at the December 13, 2019 Board of Directors Meeting. If you currently reside in Region 2 (Arizona, California, Hawaii, and Nevada) and wish to be considered for the position, please send a short statement regarding your interest in the position to the board via email to Board Liaison Angelica Ledezma at aledezma@neha.org no later than November 1, 2019.

 

Statements should include confirmation that you are able to commit the time necessary for the position (Five Board meetings a year, various committee meetings, and work with region affiliates). Please understand that there will be some travel necessary within your region for affiliate meeting and 2-3 times a year to board meetings (Washington, DC, AEC, and possibly Denver). Please click below for a full RVP position description. 

If you have any questions regarding the Region 2 Vice-President Vacancy or the position, please contact Nominations Committee Chair Vince Radke at immediatepastpresident@neha.org or Board Liaison Angelica Ledezma  at aledezma@neha.org.

RVP DESCRIPTION AND FUNCTIONS

 


Second Vice-President

The Second Vice President is an officer on the Board of Directors and a member of the Affiliate Council of the National Environmental Health Association. This national officer moves in succession from Second Vice President to First Vice President to President- elect to President to Immediate Past President.

In order to be considered complete, any nomination for Second Vice-President must:

  • 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
  • Be submitted online by Dec1st in the year prior that he or she is 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 the National Environmental Health Association. They represent the NEHA members in their region.

In order to be considered complete, any nomination for Regional Vice-President must:

  • 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
  • Be submitted online by Dec1st in the year prior that he or she is being considered for nomination

Member Signature Form-Regional Vice President

NOMINATE A CANDIDATE FOR REGIONAL VICE PRESIDENT

 


Additional Resources

NEHA Board of Directors HandbooK (PDF)