WCMA Board Call for Nominations

To Fellow WCMA Members:

As your WCMA Nominating Committee, we have been called upon to put forward a nomination at the June Conference for the position of Vice President/Treasurer on the WCMA Executive Board. Any members interested in being considered for the nomination should review the following information and submit a letter of interest no later than May 10.

Note that the board meets via conference call and in person at both winter and summer conferences.  Call-in numbers are provided for conferences as well.

Duties of Vice President/Treasurer

  • Attend all executive committee and board meetings 
  • Provide general assistance to the President & 1st Vice President
  • Participate as a vital part of the board leadership
  • Carry out special assignments as requested by the board President 
  • Serve as Treasurer of the organization 
  • Work with the Executive Director to ensure that appropriate financial reports are made available to the board on a timely basis
  • Approve/co-sign financial transactions 
  • Assist the Executive Director in preparing the annual budget and presenting the budget to the board for approval 
  • Assume responsibilities of the president in the absence of the board president or first vice president
  • Serve on committees as may be assigned by the President

NOTE: Appointment to the Executive Committee is essentially a 3-year term which becomes effective at the end of the June conference. The Vice President/Treasurer becomes President Elect in year two, and then President in year three.

Criteria Being Considered by Nominating Committee

While the by-laws do not specify criteria, aside from the requirement that the nominee be a corporate member of WCMA, we have identified the following factors that we will be considering:

  • Geographic (statewide) representation on executive committee
  • Municipal and County mix
  • Gender diversity
  • Proven history of active involvement in WCMA (regional coordinator, committee participation, etc.)

Interest Submittal Requirements

  • Submit one-page letter of interest in PDF format to Dawn Peters by e-mail at dpeters@niu.edu.
  • Due date: May 10
  • Letter should express reasons for interest and provide details regarding prior activity in WCMA