Election & Nomination

The NBDA Election/Nomination Committee is seeking individuals who are interested in running for the following officer positions: President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer. The term of office is for two-years (2019-2021). The four elected officers shall comprise the Executive Board. The four officers will be elected by the membership at the general membership meeting during the conference in Oakland, CA. The NBDA By-Laws, Article 4, Section 2.2, require that any individual interested in running for office must meet the following qualifications:

2.2 Qualifications: No person shall be eligible to serve on the NBDA Executive Board that has not been a member in good standing of NBDA for two consecutive years immediately preceding the election. One person may not hold more than one office or any office for a local chapter. The President and Vice President must be Black and deaf or hard of hearing.

Although not specifically mentioned in the By-Laws, the individual running for Treasurer should have prior experience in finance, such as expertise in creating financial spreadsheets, developing financial reports, and corresponding with donors. A background in accounting is preferred although not required.

NOMINATION FORM: If you are interested in running for office or wish to nominate an individual for office, please complete either:

  • Online Form - Nomination Form 

    Or
     
  • Word doc Nomination Form (doc),
    complete and submit to the NBDA Election/Nomination Committee at election@nbda.org.  

DEADLINE: Deadline for submitting nominations is on TBA.
You may submit your nomination form via email to election@nbda.org or hand deliver at NBDA conference to the NBDA Election/Nomination Committee members. The names of member of the Elections/Nomination Committee will be listed at the conference registration desk.

INTERVIEWS: Individuals who have met the qualifications for office will be interviewed by the NBDA Election/Nomination Committee on TBA  between TBA and TBA.

DUTIES: The duty of each elected officer is as follows:

9.1 President: The President shall:

A. Be the chief spokesperson for NBDA;
B. Chair the Board of Directors and preside over the membership meetings at the biennial national conference;
C. Appoint such committees as may be necessary;
D. Perform all duties incident to the office of the President as may be prescribed by the Board of Director; and
E. Be ex-officio member of all committees.


9.2 Vice President: The Vice President shall:

A. Assume the duties of the President in the absence of the President or when the office of the President becomes vacant;
B. Serve as the Chairperson of the Bylaws Committee unless otherwise appointed by the President with the consent of the Board of Directors; and
C. Perform all duties incident to the office of the Vice President as may be prescribed by the Board of Directors.


9.3 Secretary: The Secretary shall:

A. Be responsible for the minutes of the biennial national conference and meetings of the Board of Directors;
B. See that all notices of the Board and general meetings are duly given in accordance with the provisions of these Bylaws;
C. Be custodian of the correspondences, records, information and materials of NBDA;
D. Keep an update record of name and addresses of NBDA members; and
E. Perform all duties incident to the office of the Secretary and such duties as may be assigned by the Board of Directors.

9.4 Treasurer: The Treasurer shall:

A. Be responsible for and oversee all financial administration of NBDA;
B. Maintain proper accounts and give receipts for moneys due and payable to NBDA and deposit all such moneys in the name of NBDA in appropriate bank or financial institutions;
C. Maintain and update membership list for immediate and future contact with members;
D. File timely reports with the Internal Revenue Services; and maintain NBDA incorporation status.
E. Chair the Finance Committee; and
F. Perform all the duties incident to the office of the Treasurer and such duties as may be assigned by the Board of Directors.

If you have any questions, please email at election@nbda.org. Hope to see you at the conference in Oakland, CA.