ACM National Board 2012 At-Large Nomination
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:
This year’s nominating period runs from June 1 to August 1, 2012. Prior
to July 25th, nominations should be submitted to the ACM Secretary c/o
the National Office using the official Nomination/Petition form. This one
form can be used as an Application Form by nominees submitting on
their own behalf, or as a Petition Form signed by five ACM members in
A final call for nominations will be made at the Annual Members Meeting
scheduled for August 1, 2012 in conjunction with the National Conference
in Chicago, after which Meeting nominations for Directors shall be closed.
Each nominee must accept or decline a nomination prior to the close of
nominations. A written, signed acceptance, or facsimile reproduction
thereof, may be presented on behalf of an absent nominee.
Then, by 9:00 a.m. EST on August 13, 2012, each nominee must
complete the Board Application form, an online form on this page.
A document detailing the responsibilities of National Board members
can be found here.
Candidates should be clear that the 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.
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 Member may be a paid staff member of the ACM.