Laura Hendry, Monday, 5/9/2016
With the passing of the new bylaws, it is time to move forward and begin the process for electing the new Board of Directors of the BPA. Our fiscal year ends June 30th and we need to have the new Board in place by July 1.
In accordance with the new bylaws and the new organization structure outlined therein, there will be five board positions, four of which are open for election, including a Chairman and three directors. As I mentioned in my email prior to the vote on the bylaws, i will continue for the next year as President of the BPA and will maintain that position on the Board as I was elected to a two year term.
As you are aware, under the old bylaws, the Chairman of the Board/President is required to name a Chairperson for the nominating committee prior to March 1. Jessica Nowicki did agree to accept the job again this year and because we are in transition, and I still have the dual role of Chairman/President until we elect new Board, I have asked her to move forward and continue as chair. Next year, we will have the standing nominating committee comprised of two directors appointed by the new Chairperson of the Board.
Jessica will look for one or two volunteers to help her with the nominating process. Please look for an email from her soon regarding the process and call for nominees. Shortly, I will send more information on the year in review and date for the annual meeting, which will include presentation of the scholarships and the vote for the new Board members.
As always, please do not hesitate to ask any questions you may have.
Laura Vuolo Hendry