UNA Board of Directors 2021 Nominations OPEN

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UNA Board of Directors 2021 Call for Nominations

The UNA Board of Directors seeks nominations for the following positions to serve for the 2022-2024 term:

  • President Elect
  • Second Vice President and Editor of the Utah Nurse
  • Secretary
  • Director-at-Large (1)
  • Nominating Committee Member (2)

UNA Members may be nominated by other UNA members or self-nominate.  Elected Board Officers serve a two-year term beginning in January 2022.  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.  Generally there will be one in person evening dinner meeting per year.

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 (attached) by July 31, 2021, as instructed on the last page of the form.

Important Dates in 2021 Election Cycle

Thursday, July 1 – Saturday, July 31

Nomination Period

Monday, August 2

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

Friday, October 1 – Friday, October 15

Election balloting with same online Survey Monkey format as in prior years and paper option for those without computer access

Tuesday, October 19

Announce Election Results via email to all UNA members

Thursday, November 4
Board Retreat Dinner Meeting tentatively scheduled for 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM includes introductions of newly elected officers.

UNA Board Positions Open for 2021 Election (2022-2024 Term)

President Elect

  1. Shall be a member of the Membership Assembly and the Board of Directors and shall attend all scheduled meetings.
  2. Shall automatically succeed the President in the event that the President is unable to fulfill the elected term of office.
  3. Shall serve as a resource person to the Conference Committees
  4. Shall accept assignment from the President
  5. Shall serve as a liaison to the Nominating 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.
Secretary
  1. Shall be a member of the Membership Assembly and the Board of Directors and shall attend all scheduled meetings.
  2. Shall assure the minutes are taken at each meeting and distributed to all members of the Membership Assembly and Board of Directors. Review minutes prior to distribution.
  3. Shall maintain the office record of term of office for officers and committee chairs of the organization. This shall be recorded annually in the Board of Directors minutes.
  4. Shall accept assignment from the President.
  5. Shall serve as a liaison to the Nominating Committee.

Director-At-Large (1)

  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 (2)

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.

Please direct questions by email to the UNA Nominations Committee Co-Chairs:
Linda Flynn  - lflynn@nightengale.edu
Sharifa Al-Quaaydeh  -  Sharifa.Al-Quaaedah@nurs.utah.edu