Member Pipeline - Member Services & Information - Update (MU07-06)

To: Members & Affiliates
From: National Office
Date: May 17, 2007


Reference: MU 07-06

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Action Please By
June 12, 2007

The election of NACWA Board Members takes place each year at the Association’s July Annual Meeting. This year, Board seats in Regions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 10 are either open due to resignation or expiration of eligibility, or are slated for re-election. Candidates for Board of Directors vacancies are being solicited via this Member Update. The Board Members up for re-election and the available vacant seats are as follows:

Region I
Marian Orfeo – Running for Re-election
Massachusetts Water Resources Authority, MA

Vacant Seat – One Year Term*
Due to resignation of Richard Seymour
City of Nashua, Division of Public Works, NH

Region II
Bryan Christiansen – Running for Re-election
Passaic Valley Sewerage Commissioners, NJ

Region III
Ralph Charlton – Running for Re-election
Alexandria Sanitation Authority, VA

Vacant Seat – Three Year Term**
Due to resignation of David Katz
Philadelphia Water Department, PA

Region IV
Vacant Seat – Three Year Term**
Due to expiration of eligibility of Thomas ‘Buddy’ Morgan
Montgomery Water Works & Sanitary Sewer Board, AL

Region V
James A. Parrott – Running for Re-election
Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati, OH

Region VI
Patricia Cleveland – Running for Re-election
Trinity River Authority, TX

Region VII
Jeff Theerman – Running for Re-election
Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District, MO

Region X
Vacant Seat – One Year Term*
Due to resignation of Don Theiler
King County Department of Natural Resources & Parks, WA

*Vacancy created by resignation of Board Member. Individuals elected to these seats will complete existing term of office (1 year) and will then be eligible for re-election to a three year term – with eligibility for Board service extending through 2017.

**Board eligibility continued for a period of three consecutive three year terms extending through 2016.

It is the objective of NACWA’s Board of Directors that the Association’s leadership reflects diversity with regard to sex, race and national origin. Any individual, designated as the Member Agency's representative to the Association, is eligible for election to the Board of Directors.

Factors for Consideration
Included among the factors to be considered when placing your name, or that of another Member Agency representative, into nomination are the history of the member agency’s active participation in NACWA activities; the ability, both in terms of schedule and financial capability, of the nominee to travel (NACWA’s Board meets four times a year); the role of the member agency’s federal elected officials in the national legislative process; and, whether the nominee is representative of geographical diversity within the Region.

Please also note the following specific duties and responsibilities of the Board as you consider potential nominees:

Nomination Process
In order to be considered by the Nominating Committee, nominees for re-election or election to vacant seats must personally express a willingness to serve and have a minimum of two NACWA members from their region support their nomination in writing (e-mail is acceptable). Thus, an individual desiring to be on the Board may place their name into nomination, but must also solicit the support of two other member agencies from their region. If, as a result of nominations, there are two or more members from a region meeting the qualifications, the Nominating Committee will oversee a vote of regional NACWA members. The Committee will report nominations to the entire membership for election at the Annual Business Meeting in Cleveland, Ohio in July.

The Role of the Nominating (Directors) Committee
The role of the Nominating (Directors) Committee is to actively solicit nominations for new regional, at-large, or vacant Board seats; certify the eligibility of the nominated candidates; and subsequently nominate member agency representatives for appointment or election to the Board.

Please forward a copy of your nominations to both Patricia Cleveland, Chair of the Nominating (Directors) Committee, and Ken Kirk, NACWA’s Executive Director, no later than Tuesday, June 12, 2007.

Patricia Cleveland, Manager of Operations
Trinity River Authority of Texas
P.O. Box 240
Arlington, TX 76004-0240
Fax: 817/417-0367
Ken Kirk, Executive Director
1816 Jefferson Place, NW
Washington, DC 20036-5302
Fax: 202/833-3743

For your information, a list of the current Board of Directors, with members of the Nominating (Directors) Committee noted, is attached, in addition to a list of NACWA’s membership grouped by region. If you need additional information or assistance, please contact Patricia Cleveland, Nominating Committee Chair, at 817/493-5137 or Ken Kirk, Executive Director at 202/833-4653.

NACWA expresses its sincere thanks and appreciation to its outgoing Board Members. Thank you in advance for your interest in NACWA leadership.