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The NALEO Board Nominations Committee seeks nominations among NALEO Members to fill seven vacancies for the NALEO Board Class of 2027. 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 2024.

The Nominations Committee’s goals are 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; Term-of-Office rate between $150-$300 for 2-Year, 3-Year, and 4-Year Terms. 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. While all nominations will be fully considered, to help achieve this diversity, this year, the Committee will give priority to candidates as follows:

Geographic Representation: California, New Jersey, New York, New Mexico, and Texas

Level of Government: County Officials and School Board Members

Party Affiliation: Republicans and Independents

National Origin: Other than Mexican American

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 NALEO Educational Fund programs, 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 in meeting 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 Celebration 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; and
  • 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.

Submit a Nomination

Individuals interested in being considered for nomination must complete the application online and email a letter of interest and a resume or biography to the Nominations Committee at [email protected] no later than March 8, 2024, 5:00 p.m. Pacific.

The letter of interest should specifically address how the nominee would fulfill the responsibilities of Board Membership that are articulated above. Self-nominations are welcome.

Questions

Questions about the nominations and selection process, criteria, and other related issues can be directed to Ana Villegas at [email protected] or to Arturo Vargas, Chief Executive Officer at 213-765-9446, or via email at [email protected].