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Call for Nominations to the National Board

The Alliance for Community Media has put out a call for individuals willing and able to serve as At-Large Members of the National Board of Directors. These two- year positions are filled by a vote of ACM members in good standing, with terms beginning at the National Board’s November Meeting.
The Nominating Process:
The nominating period begins May 25 and closes at 9:00 am EST on August 8, 2011. Nominations will be accepted on the floor of the Annual Meeting of Members, held in conjunction with the National Conference in Tuscon, July 25-28. (A written, signed acceptance, or facsimile reproduction thereof, may be presented on behalf of an absent nominee.)
Nominations may also be made by petition signed by five members of the organization, and submitted to the Secretary of the National Board, c/o the ACM National Office, prior to the close of nominations on August 8. Each nominee must accept or decline a nomination prior to the close of nominations.
Then, by 9:00 a.m. EST on August 15, each nominee must provide their name as they would like it to appear on the ballot, a written statement disclosing any income received from any telecom entity within the past year and any financial interest in any telecom entity held by the candidate, and an optional personal statement not to exceed 100 words. Any candidate who does not supply at least a disclosure of income received and financial interest by this deadline shall be disqualified. Personal statements exceeding the 100 word limit will be cut off.
Nominations may be mailed, faxed, or submitted electronically using this form. This electronic form may also be used to furnish the candidate’s required financial disclosures and optional personal statement for the ballot. Send forms to: ACM Board Secretary c/o Alliance for Community Media 1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500 McLean, VA 22102 Fax: 703-506-3266
The Positions:
A document detailing the responsibilities and expectations of National Board members can be found online at, but suffice it to say that the ACM’s National Board is a policy governance Board–not an honorary Board, and members are expected to participate actively in Board and Committee Meetings, be faithful ambassadors and communicators of the organization’s positions, contribute meaningfully to helping the organization achieve its fund and leadership development goals, and exercise proper fiduciary care of the organization. Attendance at thrice yearly face-to-face meetings around the country requires Board members to incur travel and lodging expenses as well, much of which is NOT yet subsidized.
The board welcomes applications from all comers. Once elected, all Board Members must become Individual Members of the ACM, and no Board Members may be paid staff members of the ACM.