Proposal: Resolution Allowing Co-Preside​nts

(UPDATE)
Chapter members,

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
the vote.

We will announce the ballot on Monday. The election will happen in July.

Sincerely,
Brandon Benavides
Chapter President

Members,

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 nahjdc@gmail.com if you wish to comment before the
chapter board votes on the resolution.

Sincerely,
Brandon Benavides
Chapter President
Elections Chair

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.

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One Response to Proposal: Resolution Allowing Co-Preside​nts

  1. rosamramirez says:

    I think it’s a fantastic idea that will likely get more people to run for president/co- presidents, especially those who had not previously considered for that specific office. It could also create more collaboration on major projects, etc.

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