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Board Of Directors Elections

Thursday, September 22, 2016   (0 Comments)


Dear ACCT Members,

I hope all of you had a productive and busy summer season. It is time to begin preparing for the 2017 ACCT Board of Directors election.This year, three positions are open for election. Two of those positions are elected by the Accredited Professional Vendor Members (PVMs), and one position is elected by Individual and Organizational members (B2B, B2C and Stakeholder/Affiliate).

Election Procedures:

According to the current Association for Challenge Course Technology bylaws, any member of the association may nominate an individual, with that person’s permission, to serve on the Board of Directors, and any member may place his/her own name up for nomination for a position on the Board of Directors.

Individual and Organizational Nominations (B2B, B2C, Stakeholder/Affiliate):

A candidate must be an Individual or Organizational member of ACCT and may not work for a Professional Vendor Member. Candidates in this part of the election may not run for a seat elected by PVMs in the same election. Anyone wishing to run for this Board seat must send in a nomination form by Friday, December 2, 2016. The nomination form must be submitted electronically toelections@acctinfo.organd must include the following:

Nomination Statements must include:

  • Full Name and headshot photo
  • Brief work history as related to the challenge course industry
  • Previous volunteer experience (within and/or outside of ACCT)
  • Qualifications
  • Position statement including pressing issues, or hot topics you are passionate about in our industry

Nomination forms can be found and downloaded HERE.

Voting for a Board Member Elected by the Individual and Organizational Members:

Voting for this position only will be conducted online prior to the conference. A member may cast one vote. Online voting will be available from December 12, 2016 until January13, 2017.

Individual and Organizational Member voting will be completed electronically ONLY. There will NOT be ballot election at the Annual General meeting. Information about voting will be emailed to all ACCT members in good standing.

Accredited Professional Vendor Member (PVM) Nominations:

Candidates wishing to run for this position must fill out a nomination form, which includes a nomination statement (maximum of 400 words), and must be submitted electronically toelections@acctinfo.org by December 2, 2016. Candidates do not have to be affiliated with a PVM company but will be elected by PVMs.

In accordance with the current ACCT bylaws, write-in nominations or candidates for positions voted on by PVMs shall be submitted toelections@acctinfo.orgno later than 48 hours before the scheduled election to be held approximately 3:00pm on Thursday, February 2, 2017.

Nomination Statements must include:

  • Full Name and headshot photo
  • Brief work history as related to the challenge course industry
  • Previous volunteer experience (within and/or outside of ACCT)
  • Qualifications
  • Position statement including pressing issues, or hot topics you are passionate about in our industry

Last minute ballots will not be accepted. Elections will be held in person using a paper ballot during the Annual General Meeting onThursday, February 2, 2017. Election results will be announced at the conference at the end of the Annual General Meeting (AGM). For any additional information about submitting a nomination for an open seat on the ACCT Board of Directors, please contact Ryan Olson, ACCT Board Vice-Chair at ryan.olson@acctinfo.org.

 

Please visit the election/nominations page on the ACCT website for more information.

Thank you,

Ryan Olson
ACCT Board Vice-Chair
Ryan.olson@acctinfo.org


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