Our chapter is run by outstanding volunteers who dedicate their time and expertise to advancing the profession in our state. This will continue in 2018 as the chapter Nominating Committee, comprised of the current and past presidents of our chapter, put together an outstanding slate of candidates to lead the chapter next year.

Please take a couple of minutes to cast your ballot online through the link below.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2NR6HJY

If you would like to email or paper mail your ballot, you may do so by printing off this ballot. Ballots must be received by noon on Wednesday, Oct. 18. You may also vote in person at the annual meeting.

The PRSA Alaska Chapter annual meeting will occur as part of the professional development luncheon from noon to 1 p.m. on Oct. 18 at the Crowne Plaza in Anchorage. The election will be certified at this meeting.

RELEVANT BYLAWS:

ARTICLE IV – NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS

Section 1. Nominating Committee. There shall be a Nominating Committee of no less than three members (at least one of whom is accredited) appointed by the President at least sixty (60) days prior to the Annual Meeting of the Chapter.

Section 2. Nominations. The Nominating Committee shall name a qualified nominee for each officer and for each PRSA Leadership Assembly Delegate and director whose term is expiring. It shall ensure that each nominee has been contacted and agrees to serve if elected. Additional nominations, if any, shall be accepted from members at the Annual Meeting provided the nominee(s) has been contacted and agrees to serve if elected.

Section 3. Notice to Membership. At least 30 days prior to the Annual Meeting of the Chapter, the Secretary shall send all chapter members a ballot that includes a list of nominees prepared by the Nominating Committee, any proposed Bylaws changes and any other business to be voted upon by the membership.

Section 4. Elections. Officers, Directors and PRSA Leadership Assembly Delegates shall be elected at the Annual Meeting. Voting on proposed Bylaws changes and any other business before the membership for balloting shall be done at the Annual Meeting. Winners shall be those garnering the most votes of the voting members. Voting may be done by mail, electronically, or in-person at the Annual Meeting. Members who have not yet voted shall be issued a ballot for in-person voting at the meeting. The Secretary shall count the ballots, and election results shall be announced prior to the close of the Annual Meeting. If the Secretary is on the ballot, then the Ethics Officer shall count the ballots.