Board Candidacy & Nominations

2017-2018 Board Candidacy and Nominations Process

The NACM Nominations Committee has developed a plan to promote an inclusive nominations process that will allow for greater participation by NACM members at large. In keeping with the stated Vision of the organization as illustrated in the NACM Bylaws, these enhancements to the applicant screening process were designed to help identify the very best applicants by potentially creating an expanded pool of qualified participants to represent NACM and its broad diverse base of constituent members. These measures will help ensure active involvement of the NACM membership as a whole, a pool of well-vetted, qualified applicants, and diversity in board member nominees. 

The Committee realizes that contributions to the profession of court management come from members of all professional, socioeconomic, gender, ethnic and racial backgrounds, as well those that represent communities both large and small. The Committee was charged with redeveloping the nominations process in hopes that more NACM members would be eager to seek and hold office. The committee reviewed the current nomination processes and submitted recommendations at the Midyear Board Meeting which were approved as follows: 

NACM members at large will have the opportunity to recommend other members for board positions. Members who are nominated for board positions will be notified of their nominations and will have a two-week period of time during which they can decide whether to file a Declaration of Candidacy. The new process is intended to supplement the current practice.  Members may still self-nominate themselves for board positions by filing the Declaration of Candidacy.

The process for screening of applicants will be expanded to include use of supplemental questions posed to the nominees, review of applications, telephone interviews, and other evaluation measures. Through this enhanced screening process, the Nominations Committee will identify “finalists” for in-person interviews to be held on Sunday, July 9 prior to the annual conference.

Nominations Timeline for 2017-2018 Board Selection Process:

·         April 21, 2017 – Deadline for filing Nomination of Candidate form to nominate members for board positions

·         May 5, 2017 – Deadline for filing Declaration of Candidacy form

·         May 22-26, 2017 – Telephonic interviews

·         June 9, 2017 – Deadline for completion of pre-interview process and setting of in-person interviews

·         July 9, 2017 – In-person interviews and recommendations of the Nominations CommitteeView NACM video on becoming a board member