USHJA Sets Presidential Election For September

Mar 9, 2016 - 6:37 AM

The U.S. Hunter Jumper Association has invited members to nominate individuals for the office of president beginning April 1 and closing May 1. The USHJA board of directors has scheduled a meeting on Sept. 12 in Dallas, and they’ll conduct the 2016 USHJA presidential election there.

The USHJA presidential election is conducted by a vote of the Board of Directors based on a recommendation from the Nominating Committee, which is compiled from nominations made by members. All USHJA senior active or senior associate members in good standing are invited to participate in the nomination period, which begins April 1 and remains open for 30 days, closing on May 1.

Based on the nominations received from members, the Nominating Committee conducts interviews with the nominees and presents its recommendation to the board of directors. Upon receipt of the Nominating Committee’s recommendation, board members may make additional nominations for 10 days.

The USHJA Board of Directors plans to vote for the office of president during the Sept. 12 meeting at the Hyatt Regency DFW International Airport, which begins at 1 p.m. The meeting will be open to members and available to the broader membership via live streaming video. 

On Feb. 15, the USHJA Board of Directors ratified updated bylaws, which adjusted the presidential election process to align with governance best practices that allow a president-elect to become familiar with the duties and responsibilities associated with the office. The president-elect will be consulted by the current president during the transition but not take office until after the 2016 USHJA Annual Meeting, which is scheduled for Dec. 11-15, in Palm Springs, Calif. 

The presidential election is one of multiple elections USHJA will hold this year. For more information about the 2016 USHJA elections, visit www.ushja.org/elections2016.

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