Guest Kim Cameron

Presiding Officer of Meeting Serving on Nominating Committee

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Our Association holds an annual business meeting whereby the Council Director is the presiding officer.  The presiding officer wants to serve as the chairman of the nominating committee.  Is this an acceptable practice according to RONR?  Below is a description from the Council ByLaws.

Council Nominating Committee

The Council Nominating Committee and chairman appointed by the Council Director. The members are:

  • A chairman without vote who has previously served on a nominating Committee and three (3) members.
  • The Committee shall consist of members from different local associations or members-at-large within the Council. (see Article IV. Section 3.D. of the IAIP bylaws)

All committee members must attend the annual council meeting. The members of this committee should have previously:

  • attended three of the last five council meetings;
  • attended regional conferences and international conventions;
  • held positions at the council and/or regional levels; and
  • demonstrated knowledge of council, regional, and international issues.

The committee receives recommendations and qualifications of candidates from local associations and active members. In addition, the committee can submit its own nominations. The committee shall submit at least one name for each position to be filled. Following the report of the committee, additional nominations may be made from the floor. The nominations are for the following positions:

  • Council Director-Elect;
  • Chairman of the Public Relations/Programs Committee and the Membership Development Committee, depending on the council bylaws.

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31 minutes ago, Guest Kim Cameron said:

Our Association holds an annual business meeting whereby the Council Director is the presiding officer.  The presiding officer wants to serve as the chairman of the nominating committee.  Is this an acceptable practice according to RONR?

It is not recommended for the President (and it seems your Council Director serves a similar role) to serve on the nominating committee, but it is not prohibited. It is also not recommended for the President to appoint the nominating committee, but it seems your organization has not followed that recommendation.

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