The Chapter Board voted 2 to 0, passing a resolution that allows
candidates to run for co-presidents on their own accord. Three current
chapter board members running for re-election recused themselves from
We will announce the ballot on Monday. The election will happen in July.
I am introducing a resolution allowing chapter co-presidents. Two members nominated themselves to be co-presidents. Right now, the Bylaws do not allow members to elect co-presidents. The NAHJ Atlanta chapter has two co-presidents that were appointed. I would like our chapter co-presidents to be elected on their own accord. I’ve crafted
the following resolution.
I’ve asked the three chapter board members who are running for re-election to recuse themselves from the vote. The board will vote on Friday.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to comment before the
chapter board votes on the resolution.
NAHJ Washington, D.C. Chapter Board
Proposal: Resolution Allowing Co-Presidents
WHEREAS, two candidates jointly nominated themselves as co-presidents
for the 2014-2015 term;
WHEREAS, members of the chapter board volunteer their time and talent;
WHEREAS, the candidates are committed to our organization;
WHEREAS, they found a way to lead the chapter that works with their schedules;
WHEREAS, the NAHJ Atlanta Chapter appointed co-presidents;
WHEREAS, the National Bylaws do not provide a means to elect co-presidents;
RESOLVED, the NAHJ Washington D.C. Chapter Board will ask the national
association to amend our Bylaws to allow co-presidents;
RESOLVED, until such action is taken the Chapter Board will allow
co-presidents the option to run for office on their own accord.