UNA Board of Directors 2020 Call for Nominations

Posted over 1 year ago

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The UNA Board of Directors seeks nominations for the following positions to serve for the 2021-2023 term:

  • President
  • First Vice President
  • Second Vice President* (Off-cycle special election to replace incumbent who has resigned due to relocation)
  • Treasurer
  • Director-at-Large (2)
  • Nominating Committee Member (1)

UNA Members may be nominated by other UNA members or self-nominate.  Elected Board Officers serve a two-year term beginning in January 2021.  Roles and responsibilities of each position are listed below.  Most of the quarterly Board meetings are conducted virtually to facilitate full participation across the state.

If you are willing to serve, or would like to nominate another UNA member, please complete and submit the appropriate Consent to Serve/Biographical Information form (select from attached) by July 31, 2020 as instructed on the last page of the form. 

Please direct questions by email to office@utnurse.org or leave a voicemail at (801) 272.4510.

Important Dates in 2020 Election Cycle

Wednesday, July 1 – Friday, July 31
Nomination Period

Thursday, August 1
Announce Slate of Candidates for Election via email to all UNA members

Wednesday, September 30
UNA Annual Membership Assembly via Zoom teleconference at which time the Slate of Candidates is presented to membership and candidates may introduce themselves and speak

Thursday, October 1 – Thursday, October 15
Election balloting with same online Survey Monkey format as in prior years and paper option for those without computer access

Monday, October 19
Announce Election Results via email to all UNA members

Thursday, January 14, 2021
Board Retreat Dinner Meeting tentatively scheduled for 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM at the 6th Floor Conference Center, College of Law, University of Utah campus (may be converted to virtual meeting).

UNA Board Position Descriptions


  1. Shall serve as Chairperson of the Membership Assembly, and Board of Directors at all scheduled meetings.
  2. Shall attend standing Committee meetings or send a representative.
  3. Shall have the responsibility and authority to conduct the business of UNA between Membership Assembly meetings.
  4. Shall meet with the Executive Director or Office Manager as often as necessary to conduct UNA business.
  5. Shall represent the association to other local, state and national organizations as appropriate.
  6. Shall conduct new board member orientation.
First Vice President
  1. Shall be a member of the Membership Assembly and the Board of Directors and shall attend all scheduled meetings.
  2. Shall, in the absence of the President and current President-Elect, assume the authority and duties of the President.
  3. Shall, in the absence of a current President-Elect, automatically succeed the President in the event that the President is unable to fulfill the elected term of office.
  4. Shall accept assignment from the President.
  5. Shall serve as a liaison to the Bylaws Committee and the Government Relations Committee.

Second Vice President

  1. Shall be a member of the Membership Assembly and the Board of Directors, and shall attend all scheduled meetings.
  2. Editor of the Utah Nurse quarterly paper unless another editor is appointed.
  3. Shall accept assignment from the President.
  4. Shall serve as a liaison to the Utah Nurses Foundation.
  5. Shall serve as a liaison to the Membership Committee.
  1. Shall be a member of the Membership Assembly and the Executive Committee and shall attend all scheduled meetings.
  2. Shall chair the Finance Committee.
  3. Shall oversee the financial affairs of UNA, present written and verbal financial reports to the House of Delegates and membership, and sign checks as needed.
  4. Shall, in conjunction with the President, Executive Director and Finance Committee, prepare a budget for the upcoming fiscal year.
  5. Shall accept assignment from the President.
  6. Shall serve as a resource to the Continuing Education Committee.

Director-At-Large (2)

  1. Assist a board member in rejuvenating one of our standing committees...not necessarily to be the chair of the committee, but to actively work to get that committee up and running
  2. Represent an area of nursing or an area of the state that is currently not heavily represented on the board.
  3. Learn about the functions of the board and the UNA and thus become somewhat "polished" and perhaps ready to run for an officer's position.
  4. Support the ongoing work and projects of the Board of Directors.

Nominating Committee (1)

The Nominating Committee is responsible for addressing issues regarding unfilled vacancies of any UNA elected position due to expiration of term, resignation and termination.  This committee will also nominate individuals for UNA offices and for national offices within ANA.  This committee will notify new board members of their job descriptions and send letters of congratulations to all new Board Members following an election.  Specific guidelines for fulfilling these responsibilities are included in the UNA bylaws.