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Announcement to Membership: NA Board Elections 2022

The Access 4 Learning (A4L) Community has continued to have phenomenal leadership over the past year.  The leadership, guidance and overall dedication to the Community prove critical to our collective successes. With the upcoming Annual Meeting, it is hard to believe that it is time for elections again!  Nominations for the North American Management Board and At-Large Technical Board will be available from March 8-29, 2022 (inclusive).

The Management Board is elected for two-year terms.  This year there will be seven (7) seats open for the Management Board.  To be eligible to run for the Management Board, the individuals shall be at least eighteen (18) years old and be A4L Community Voting Participants or employed by or representing an A4L Community Voting Participant and duly authorized to represent that A4L Community Voting Participant but need not be residents of the District of Columbia.  An A4L Community Voting Participant Member institution (including associated subsidiaries of an A4L Community Voting Participant) may have at most one representative on the Management Board at one time.

The At-Large Technical Board is elected for a one-year term.  There are four (4) seats open for the At-Large Technical Board members.  At-Large Technical Board members must be A4L Community Voting Participants or employed by or represent an A4L Community Voting Participant and duly authorized to represent that A4L Community Voting Participant.  You can download the policies and procedures for the Annual Elections as outlined by the Elections Committee on the A4L Community Site here.

For the 2022 A4L Community North American Annual Election process, the following dates apply:

March 1, 2022      Announcement to membership that elections will occur

March 8, 2022      Nominations open

March 29, 2022    Nominations close

March 31, 2022    Elections Committee convenes to confirm ballot

April 5, 2022         Ballot released

April 19, 2022       Voting closes at 5:00 pm Eastern

April 20, 2022       Elections Committee convenes to confirm results

April 25, 2022       Elections results announced

We will use a virtual election tool and all nominations must be submitted electronically.  The Primary Business Contact will be the official vote for each A4L Community Voting Participant, unless a designee is provided.  Please contact Penny Murray, to confirm your Primary Business Contact, or organization ‘designee’ for the 2022 NA Elections.

We will send out information to submit your nomination beginning on March 8, 2022.  Please consider nominating yourself, asking someone to nominate you or nominate someone else to run for one of these leadership positions within the A4L Community!

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