The Nominating Committee consists of five members elected by ASWB delegates. The committee’s primary responsibility is to compile an election slate for the Board of Directors and the Nominating Committee.
Sonia Bilkhu (BC), chair
Kenya Anderson (TN)
Vikki Erickson (NV)
Erin Michel (OH)
Stephan Viehweg (IN)
Duties of the Nominating Committee
The Nominating Committee is responsible for submitting to member boards, at least 30 days before the Annual Meeting of the Delegate Assembly, a slate of candidates for each position on the Board of Directors to be filled, and for each of the open positions on the Nominating Committee. The Nominating Committee is charged with using its best efforts to submit a slate of candidates that ensures diversity on both the Board of Directors and the Nominating Committee.
Description in bylaws
There shall be five members on the Nominating Committee, who shall be elected at the Annual Meeting of the Association by the Delegates by a plurality of votes, either from nominations submitted by the Nominating Committee or by nominations from the floor. Nominating Committee members shall be elected to serve two-year terms. Three Nominating Committee members shall be elected in even-numbered years, and two Nominating Committee members shall be elected in odd-numbered years. A candidate for the Nominating Committee must be a member of a member board or a member board administrator or have served as a member of a member board within the preceding two years of the time of nomination. All candidates for the Nominating Committee must have attended at least one ASWB Annual Meeting prior to nomination. The members shall select their own chairperson from Nominating Committee members. The Nominating Committee shall submit to the member boards at least 30 days before the annual meeting, a slate of candidates for each position on the Board of Directors to be filled, and for each of the open positions of the Nominating Committee. The Nominating Committee shall use its best efforts to reflect diversity on both the Board of Directors and the Nominating Committee. Persons serving on the Nominating Committee shall be ineligible to be slated or elected to any elected position within the association within their elected term. Nominating Committee members who resign from the committee shall not be slated or elected to any elected position within the association within their elected term.
The Nominating Committee customarily has three in-person meetings each year. The first takes place during or in the weeks following the ASWB Annual Meeting of the Delegate Assembly. The second meeting is held in conjunction with the ASWB Education Meeting, where the Nominating Committee typically receives the greatest number of recommendations because members are given the opportunity to learn more about the nomination process and elected positions. A short committee meeting is customarily held after the education meeting adjourns on Saturday and lasts about one hour. The third meeting is a one-day meeting usually on a Saturday in the summer. Attendees travel the day before the meeting and the day after the meeting. Hotels in the Northern Virginia/D.C. area are used for this meeting. In-person meeting attendance is fully funded by ASWB. Conference calls and virtual meetings are held to complete the work of the committee.
Requirements for eligibility
According to the ASWB bylaws, candidates must meet the following criteria to be slated:
- Must be a member of an ASWB member board within the preceding two years or currently serving as a member board administrator
- Must have attended at least one ASWB Annual Meeting of the Delegate Assembly prior to being slated
ASWB bylaws prohibit current Nominating Committee members from resigning from the committee to run for a seat on the Board of Directors.
Each year, at the ASWB Annual Meeting of the Delegate Assembly, delegates vote for individuals to serve on ASWB’s Board of Directors and Nominating Committee. The Board of Directors oversees the governance of the association, and the Nominating Committee identifies and nominates individuals to run for election each year.