I. Board Positions
HLA has (4) four executive and (9) nine at-large Board positions:
President: Shall make decisions in the best interest of the organization and membership, develop and implement a strategic plan, oversee fundraising efforts, and convene regularly scheduled Board and membership meetings.
Vice President: Shall lead all aspects of membership engagement; oversee the Mentorship, Professional Development, and Social committees; and execute other duties as designated by the President or Board of Directors.
Secretary: Shall be responsible for keeping records of the Board of Directors’ actions, including sending out meeting announcements, taking minutes at all Board meetings, and distributing copies of the minutes to the Board of Directors. Shall ensure that governance and ethics issues, as determined by the Board of Directors, are addressed and that operational documents are in order, including but not limited to Bylaws, Articles of Incorporation, and best practice policies.
Treasurer: Shall develop an annual budget in collaboration with the Board of Directors, maintain budget and corporate records, review fiscal procedures, oversee nonprofit tax requirements and regulations, and provide the Board of Directors with financial and regulatory updates.
At-large Board Members: Shall work with the Board of Directors to advance the organization’s mission and goals, develop and support programming and events, and participate in regularly scheduled Board meetings.
II. Eligibility Requirements to Vote
Members must have paid their 2019 HLA membership dues.Â We encourage members to join or renew their 2019 membership dues via ourÂ website.Â Â Members will not be able to pay for their 2019 membership dues at the Holiday reception. Membership is calendar year.
Eligible members have to vote in-person and by a paper ballot provided at the Holiday reception. Ballots do not have an option for a write-in candidate, write in names will not be tabulated. Ballots will be available from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. Election results will be announced at the Holiday reception by 8:00 pm.
IV. Election Oversight
Max Trujillo, HLA member, will oversee this year's Board elections. If you have any questions about the nomination or election process, please contact him atÂ firstname.lastname@example.org.