The American Planning Association, California Chapter, is looking for qualified candidates from our membership to run for Chapter Board of Directors positions. The following positions are open during this election cycle:
- President-Elect (This position serves as Chapter President-Elect for one year, Chapter President for two years, and Past Chapter President for one year)
- Vice President for Administration
- Vice President for Public Information
Individuals seeking to run for the President Elect position must have previously served as a voting member of the APA CA Chapter Board.
If you are interested in being considered for one of the above positions, please read the information contained in the 2011 APA California Election Policies and Procedures, located on the Chapter Website (www.calapa.org). A list of duties for each of the positions can also be found on the Chapter website.
The following materials must be returned to Kurt Christiansen, AICP, APA CA Past President, by September 16, 2011. Please e-mail the information to [email protected] or fax to 626-334-5464:
Position Statement: Please submit a position statement, no greater than 600 words, prepared in accordance with the “Guidelines for Writing Background/Experience and Position Statement (Appendix 1 to the Policies and Procedures).” Please note that should you be nominated, this statement will be published on the website after July1, 2011, and will be sent with the electronic ballot in October/November 2011.
Eligibility Form (Appendix 2 to Policies and Procedures): Please complete and return the eligibility form via e-mail or fax. The form asks you to identify the office for which you wish to be considered, and to make a personal commitment to serve, if elected.
Agreement to Abide Form (Appendix 3 to Policies and Procedures): Please sign and return the agreement form via e-mail or fax after you have read both the “Guidelines for Writing Background/Experience and Position Statements” and the “APA California Chapter Elections Campaign Policies and Procedures”.
Commitment to Serve Statement (Appendix 4 to Policies and Procedures): Please sign and return agreement below.
You are encouraged to focus your statement on issues and ideas affecting the future of the organization. To assist you in preparing your statement, please refer to the APA CA Chapter Strategic Plan, available at www.calapa.org
Photographs: Candidates for office may submit, by September 15, 2011, a recent photograph to be published with the position statement. Please refer to the “Campaign Policies” Section 4.2 for details.
Supplemental materials: If the nominating committee determines that it requires information or materials not mentioned above, it will ask you for them. Unsolicited additional materials and phone calls to nominating committee members are strictly prohibited.
If you have any questions on the APA nomination process, please feel free to contact Kurt Christiansen, AICP, California Chapter, Past President, at [email protected]