All board members participate in the following ways:
Attend board meetings by teleconference four times per yearAttend two annual in-person board meetingsActively participate on at least three committeesActively promote the organization
One-third of the Board is elected each year. A Museums Alaska board member can serve two consecutive three-year terms; must be a member in good standing; receives no compensation; must attend the annual meeting and three quarterly teleconferences; serves on one or more committees; and works to effectively promote Museums Alaska to the membership and other agencies and organizations. Board members are expected to make some appropriate level of financial contribution in addition to general membership. The nomination period for Museums Alaska’s board of directors opens in August. Elections are held in the month prior to the annual conference and new board members are announced at the conference.
This year, the call for nominations will be open through August 22, 2019. A slate of candidates will be sent to the membership by email by August 29, and voting by electronic ballot will close September 23, 2019 (no paper ballots will be available at the Annual Conference). Newly elected board members will be announced at the conclusion of the Annual Meeting at the conference on September 26, 2019.
The procedure for submitting nominations is as follows: a member may nominate another person with that person’s consent, or a member may self-nominate. All nominations must be accompanied by a 100-word biography narrative statement with one to two sentences about why he/she wants to serve on the Board. All nomination information can be filled out using the form below, or can be emailed to email@example.com.