Five NLMA Board members will complete their terms on the Board following the AGM in June. Nominations are now being accepted for the positions of President-Elect, Rural Director At-Large (2) and Urban Director At Large (2). All eligible members are invited to submit expressions of interest for these positions. The deadline for nominations is 5:00 p.m. Monday, April 11.
Eligible candidates must:
- Be a practising NLMA member in good standing with the NLMA and CPSNL;
- Provide a written statement outlining their reasons for joining the Board, which will be shared with voters prior to the election;
- Submit a copy of their CV to the Nominating Committee; and,
- Commit to annually attend approximately five rotating Board meetings at sites around the province as well as related committee meetings (by teleconference or in person) during their term.
The NLMA Nominating Committee will verify in a report to the Board of Directors whether or not nominees meet the criteria for standing in an election process.
- One (1) President-Elect
- Two (2) Rural Directors At-Large
- Two (2) Urban Directors At-Large
The election of four At-Large Directors, two rural and two urban, is required to fill the vacancies of those members who will complete their terms in June. As per the NLMA By-laws, the term of office for newly elected At-Large Directors is three years. Rather than represent a specific specialty, payment modality or geographic region, At-Large Directors are driven by the interests of the entire NLMA membership. To ensure equal distribution of the six At-Large Directors on the Board, no more than three (3) members from the St. John’s metro region (St. John’s, Mount Pearl, Paradise, CBS and the Northeast Avalon) serve on the Board at any given time. Past Board members are permitted to submit their names for nomination so long as they have been off the Board for at least one year.
The successful candidate will agree to serve a three-year term on the NLMA Board to fulfill the executive positions of President-Elect, President and Past-President. This position is exempt from geographical considerations. Past and current Board members are permitted to submit their names for nomination.
Please submit your CV and statement of interest outlining your decision to join the NLMA Board of Directors to the Nominating Committee by completing this form: https://nlmaforms.formstack.com/forms/nominations
If more than two rural, two urban and one President-elect nomination is received, the NLMA will hold a general election via online secret ballot. If only two rural candidates, two urban candidates and one President-Elect candidate come forward, those candidates will be declared elected by acclamation. In the absence of any candidates, vacancies will be filled by recruitment, in keeping with the principle of equity.
Susan MacDonald, President