Call for Nominations

Call for Nominations to the NASW Maine Chapter Board of Directors NASW Maine is seeking nominations to its Board of Directors. The NASW ME Board, working with the Chapter Executive Director, sets priorities for continuing education programs and legislative advocacy. Elections are being held this spring for a number of Board positions and we are looking for NASW ME members in good standing who are interested in taking their membership to the next level. Board terms are for three years. The following positions are currently open: President-Elect 2nd Vice President Two At-Large Positions Branch C position Branch D position If you are interested in nominating someone or self-nominating, fill out the nomination form (NASW Maine website) and return to jmarx.naswme@socialworkers.org. Deadline for receipt of completed nomination forms is February 27, 2021. Chapter members in good standing, except Associate members, are eligible for nomination for election to chapter office. Members currently under sanction by the National Ethics Committee are not eligible. Members who have held Association staff positions are not eligible to become candidates for chapter elective positions until two years after their last day of employment with NASW. Chapter Committee on Nominations and Leadership Identification (CCNLI) members are not eligible to become candidates for an elective position while serving on the CCNLI. Nor are they eligible to become candidates for an elective position the year immediately following the expiration of their term on the CCNLI. Candidates for the Chapter Board should have a history of commitment to NASW and leadership experience relevant to the position being sought. NASW Maine desires to recruit a diverse pool of candidates that reflects the chapter’s membership and Regional representation. The election will adhere to the following timeline as closely as possible: -Verify Petition signatures April 28, 2021 -Present amended slate to Chapter Board May 3, 2021 Secretary if petition valid -Election results presented to Chapter Board May 28, 2021 and CCNLI -Election results published to membership June 11, 2021 Ballots destroyed 60 days after elections or final resolution of challenge