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2021 Call for Nominations: ZRA Board of Directors (BOD)

April 15, 2021

Dear ZRA members:

The Nominations and Elections Committee is requesting your participation in the nomination process.  A number of Board of Director positions will become vacant at the end of the annual business meeting at the 2021 conference.  (Please note that this nomination and election cycle is separate from the nomination and election cycle that just concluded for the Director position).

Listed below are the Board of Director positions and what will be happening to each position.  All terms for office can be found in our bylaws (Article V, Section 3, Section E).


In summary, the positions the Nominations and Elections Committee are seeking nominations for include:

  • Vice-President (will serve 2021-2023 term)
  • Treasurer* (will serve 2021-2023 term)
  • Secretary (will serve 2021-2023 term)
  • Director* (will serve 2021-2023 term)
  • Director* (will serve 2021-2023 term)


*Per the bylaws (Article V, Section 3, Section E), the officer currently standing in the Treasurer and two Director positions are eligible and have agreed to run for another term.  If any qualified member is interested in running for these positions, in addition to the current officer, they may submit a nomination.  However, once the nomination period closes and we move to the elections, the eligible officers willing to run for another term, and any qualified nominees, will all appear on the voting ballot.


Leadership Position Descriptions and Succession Plans:

ZRA Leadership and Committee Descriptions can be found here:

If you are interested in pursuing BOD leadership opportunities within ZRA, you have the support of the Board and the entire Association.  Please review the Succession Plans that have been developed here to assist you during your leadership position. 


How to nominate:

You can nominate up to two qualified candidates for each vacancy—including yourself.  Please make sure that your nominee has agreed to being nominated before nominating them.

ZRA members should use the qualification documents and eligibility list available through the online nomination form on the ZRA website found here.  The eligibility list will be available as a pull-down menu and reflects those members who currently meet the requirements to hold positions (as indicated in the bylaws Article V, Section 3). 

No more than three candidates per open position will be included on the final ballot. 

What’s next?

Once the nomination period closes, the NE Committee will reach out to all nominees and collect required documentation.  Once those are completed, there will be an election for all interested and eligible nominees.

The nomination period is Thursday April 15, 2021 to Monday May 10, 2021.  



Thank you in advance for your participation in nominating great leaders!



The Nominations and Elections Committee

Jessica Grote, Kaylin Ackerson, Jennifer Diehl