|The nomination and election process for new Board members shall be completed by December 1. Below is the timeline for this five-step process, followed by a more detailed description of the election process:|
Applications accepted through Sept. 3 -- interested candidates submit a statement of interest and short bio, one page each
Following application submission, candidates will be asked to complete a short questionnaire and schedule an interview with current Board members during the month of September, but no later than Oct. 5.
Review and Recommendation
Upon completion of the interview process, the Candidate Interview Committees shall provide their recommendations, creating a slate of candidates to fill the open Board positions. The Board has the month of October to complete the review process.
The Board-approved slate of candidates shall be presented to the membership of Slow Food Urban San Diego during the month of November for ratification.
Seating the New Board
Upon approval by the membership, the new directors shall be announced and invited to attend the December meeting of the Board of Directors (on the first Tuesday). The new Board shall be seated in January.
The elections process is established by the chapter bylaws, amended and ratified in March 2011. A detailed description of how new director elections work and what potential candidates should expect is provided below.
Application Period - SFUSD actively solicits applications for current Board vacancies through September 3, 2012. Any Slow Food member in good standing interested in being on the Board needs to submit:
- A statement of interest outlining your interest in Slow Food, agriculture, farmers, food justice, food, wine or any other areas related to food. Please include why you are interested in a leadership role with Slow Food and highlight any relevant experience.
- A brief bio outlining your background and experience. The bio will allow SFUSD to match candidates to the Board openings that best match their talents
Both 1 and 2 above should be no more than one typed page, single spaced, 12 point font, minimum 1-inch margins. Completed applications should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org
Interview Period - Candidate interviews will be scheduled during the month of September. All nominees who submit both statements listed above will be contacted by the Leadership Development Committee chair in order to schedule an interview.
Each candidate will be asked to complete a short questionnaire prior to his or her interview. Candidate Interview Committees shall be comprised of a minimum of three current active Board members.
Candidate interviews are a learning process for the current leadership as well as the applicants. Successful candidates will take advantage of this opportunity to learn more about the organization, its leadership, and how it fulfills its mission.
The interview process is expected to be completed by October 5, 2012.
Election Period (Candidate Reviews and Recommendations) - The Candidate Interview Committees shall make recommendations to the Leadership Development Committee, which shall present a slate of candidates to the entire Board at its October Board meeting.
The Board shall review the recommended slate of candidates during the month of October. Any changes to the original recommended slate must be submitted and approved prior to the November Board meeting on November 6.
Ratification - The Board is required to approve the entire slate in order to submit it to the membership for ratification during the month of November. The membership ratification period shall open no later than Nov. 9 and remain open for three weeks, but no later than Nov. 30. Members vote to accept or reject the entire slate.
If the slate has been approved by a majority of the voting membership by the close of the ratification period on Nov. 30, the new directors shall be announced and invited to the December 4 Board meeting. They shall be seated at the January Board meeting.
Any questions about the elections process may be directed to Bill Riedy, chair of the Leadership Development Committee, which oversees the elections process.