Call for Nominations
AASCB is now accepting nominations for 2019-2020 officers.
AASCB is seeking nominations for the offices of President-elect and Secretary. Elections will be held at the next AASCB Annual Conference August 7-9, during the Counseling Regulatory Boards Summit in Washington, D.C.. Terms for both positions begin on January 1, 2020. To nominate yourself, please send your name, State Board position (member or staff), state affiliation, and Statement of Qualification and Goals (200-300 words) to AASCB Past President and Chair of the Nominating Committee, Angela McDonald at firstname.lastname@example.org by June 15, 2019. Candidate statements should include a list of professional affiliations and previous leadership experience. Nominees will be contacted by the nominating committee.
Qualifications for Election as Officers
To be qualified for election as an officer of the Association, the officer must, when elected, be a current board member, recent board member, or State Board Administrator Representative of a member board. A recent board member is defined as a board member whose term ended within one (1) year of the date of acceptance as a nominee for a position as an officer of the Association. A State Board Administrator Representative is defined as an individual who serves in a key leadership position with a high degree of responsibility for his/her member board. A State Board Administrator Representative may only serve as an officer of the Association upon written approval of his/her member board. Officers may serve their elected terms, however, even if their status changes after they are elected.
Duties and Powers
The President-Elect shall assist the President in the discharge of presidential duties, shall officiate for the President during an absence or incapacity or at the President’s request, assist the President with conference preparations, and perform such other duties as may be directed by the President and/or the Executive Committee.
The Secretary shall record minutes of all proceedings of the Association and of the Executive Committee. All minutes shall be distributed to the Executive Committee within 30 days of all proceedings. In addition, the secretary shall perform such other duties as may be directed by the President and/or the Executive Committee.
Officers shall be elected at the annual meeting of the Association by ballot of the Delegate Assembly from nominations submitted by the Nominating Committee or by nominations by Delegates at the annual meeting.
Responsibilities of Nominees
- Nominees are to conduct their campaign in the spirit of fairness and respect, and with decorum. Nominees may submit the following documents to the Chair of the Nominating Committee for distribution to the delegates. No other paper, email, giveaways, or other campaigning information shall be distributed to delegates.
- Candidate's Speech: Each candidate shall deliver a speech less than 5 minutes in length related to their qualifications and goals at the annual meeting. NO endorsements by the association or delegates shall be made.
- State of Candidacy: A candidate may submit copies of a one page Candidates Statement of Qualification and Goals to the Chair of the Nominating Committee or his/her designee on the day of the speech for distribution to the delegates. Only a photograph of the nominee may be placed on the copy. Summaries of candidates nominated from the floor will be distributed as soon as possible to the delegates following receipt of such statement from the nominee.
- Violation of these responsibilities shall be reviewed by the Nominations Committee and recommendations are made to the Executive Committee. Decisions may include but are not limited to withdrawal from nomination. Any decisions of the Executive Committee, with regard to such violations are considered final.
The Nominating Committee
The Chair of the Nominating Committee shall be the immediate Past-President who shall appoint as least two additional committee members who represent a broad view of the association and are not candidates. Responsibilities of the Nominating Committee include:
- Work with the Executive Committee to announce elections in advance, distribute policies and procedures and prepare a slate of officers and promote the nominations process.
- Conduct nominations at the business meeting in accordance with policies and procedures.
- Organize an event for delegates to meet and speak with candidates during the annual conference.
- Conduct the election process and report votes to the Managing Director
- Notify all delegates of any changes in procedures, events or any candidate's status.
- Assure that all voting delegates have signed in according to procedure prior to voting.
- Assure all ballots indicate the name and home state of the nominee.
- Collect and count ballots only from delegates, and certify election results.
- Secure the ballots and campaign information for at least 60 days.