2013-2014 GALA Board Elections: Call for CandidatesSeptember 04, 2012
This autumn, three GALA board positions will be open for election. Individuals from full member (voting) companies are invited to submit their candidacy for these positions. Candidates should be at the decision-maker level and endorsed by their company. The term of office is for two years: 01 January 2013 through 31 December 2014.
Board Member Duties
The GALA board is responsible for overall policy and direction of the association. It has final and complete control over decisions made by the association, including the areas of finance, legal matters, administration, personnel and others. The board of directors meets regularly to discuss the association’s affairs and to make decisions on its business. Candidates for board member positions must be able to commit to:
- A monthly two-hour board meeting generally conducted by phone (though the board may conduct more frequent meetings as deemed necessary)
- In-person annual board meeting at an agreed upon time and place
- Leadership on specific association projects
Candidate statements and biographies will be posted to the GALA website in October. We will then distribute ballots to the primary contacts of full GALA member companies to elect the three board members by the majority of votes cast (one vote per full member company). Please note that affiliate member companies are non-voting members.
As a worldwide organization, we strive to have as broad a geographic representation as possible on the board. We look forward to welcoming new and dynamic members who are ready to contribute to the shape and direction of GALA. If you would like to run for office, please complete a candidacy form and submit it to firstname.lastname@example.org along with a photo by Friday, 28 September 2012.