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Board Member Nominations Open Today for 2013-14

November 1st, 2012Posted by: Laura Atkinson

Nominating period ends November 30

From Cynthia Nims, Chair of the Nominating Committee and Immediate Past President of the Board of Directors:

This is the time of year when we turn attention to one of the most important annual activities of IACP: nominating the next round of Board members.

IACP is at a unique point in its history. At the ripe old age of 34, the organization last year set out on a path of self-management. We’ve stepped into new territory and have already established momentum toward a more engaged, more dynamic, more responsive organization to best serve the needs of our members. The Board plays a distinct and important role in defining that path and what the future of IACP will hold. Can you imagine yourself taking part in that process?

Qualities that make the strongest candidates for Board consideration include:
• Strong leadership skills
• Commitment to IACP’s mission
• Capacity to collaborate and think strategically
• A willingness to hear all sides of issues in order to make the most informed and objective decisions.

Equally important is a practical appreciation for the fact that this is not simply a figurehead position. It requires an honest commitment of your time and a readiness to make yourself available for meetings, committee work and member outreach, along with other tasks that fall under the purview of the IACP Board.

If you're passionate and enthusiastic about what IACP does, and if you have a vision for where the organization can go in the coming years, now is your time to play a more direct role in that future.

Click here to complete the application form. Or, if you know of a fellow member who you feel would be a strong and qualified representative on the Board, please contact me, and the Nominating Committee will invite them to submit an application.

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