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2022 NALEO Board Nominations

The NALEO Board Nominations Committee seeks nominations among NALEO Members to fill seven vacancies for the NALEO Board Class of 2025. The NALEO By Laws provide for four staggered classes of seven Board members with a limit of two three-year terms. In June, seven NALEO Board members will complete their term of service on the NALEO Board, creating seven vacancies that must be filled at the Board’s Annual Meeting in June 2022.

The Nominations Committee aims to create a Board that is broadly representative of the NALEO constituency of Latino public officials, with a special interest in securing the participation of its underrepresented sectors. The Committee will consider all nominations and strongly encourages interested NALEO Members to apply.

Eligibility and Selection Criteria

The NALEO By Laws require that all Board Members be NALEO members in good standing with their dues to NALEO paid in full. Annual dues are $100; Lifetime dues are $1,000. NALEO Board Members are strongly encouraged to become NALEO Lifetime Members.

The NALEO By Laws require that the composition of the Board reflect the diversity of the NALEO constituency, including partisan affiliation, Hispanic national origin, gender, level of government, and geographic representation. To help achieve this diversity, this year the Committee will give priority to candidates as follows:

Geographic Representation: The Pacific Northwest, the Midwest Central Plains States, and the Southeast. Also, states with little to no representation on the NALEO Board including Nevada, Colorado, Kansas, Kentucky, Georgia, Pennsylvania.

Hispanic national origin: Central American, South American

Level of Government: School Board

Party Affiliation: Republican

The Nominations Committee gives strong consideration to NALEO members who are active in the organization, including regularly attending the NALEO Annual Conference and who have participated in the programs of the NALEO Educational Fund, including the NALEO Policy Institutes.

The NALEO By Laws require that Board nominees be a sitting public official in an elected or appointed office at the time of election to the Board.

Board Member Responsibilities

Members of the NALEO Board of Directors are expected to:

  • Be NALEO members in good standing with their dues paid in full, NALEO Lifetime Membership is strongly encouraged;
  • Actively assist in fundraising for the programs of the NALEO Educational Fund, fulfilling an annual “give or get” requirement in contributions of at least $2,500. This requirement can be fulfilled through various strategies, including identifying and referring new donors, holding local fundraising events, and making direct solicitations.  The organization’s staff is available to assist Board members to meet this goal;
  • Cover their own costs to attend NALEO meetings as a dual means of achieving the “give or get” requirements and as a cost savings contribution to the organization;
  • Regularly attend Board meetings that are held in conjunction with the NALEO Edward R. Roybal Legacy Gala and the NALEO Annual Conference. Additional meetings are held from time to time;
  • Participate in at least one Board Committee. Committee Meetings are generally held through conference calls;
  • Remain nonpartisan in their official role as a NALEO Board member.

The Board Nominations and Elections Process

The NALEO Board Nominations Committee solicits and reviews candidates for vacant positions.  The Committee submits nominees to the full Board for election at the NALEO Board of Directors Annual Meeting in June.  Candidates are elected by a majority vote of a quorum of the voting Board Members.

Nominations form is now closed.

Questions? Please email Ana Villegas at [email protected].