Elections are a critical part of the democratic process and are one way to provide members a voice in the running of their organization. NEHA voting members have an opportunity to vote for candidates of contested board of directors and regional vice-president positions, as well as cast votes regarding proposed Articles of Incorporation and Bylaw changes.
National officers of NEHAs board of directors serve a one-year term in each officer position (second vice-president, first vice-president, president-elect, president, and immediate past-president) for a total of five years. Regional vice-presidents serve three-year terms.
The following are results from the 2017 general election.
There were two qualified candidates for the second vice president position: Stan Hazan and Sandra Long. In addition to the candidate profiles that appeared in the March JEH and on NEHAs Web site, both candidates had profiles posted on the online ballot. Eligible voters were encouraged to vote during the month of March. The deadline to vote was March 31, 2017.
Voters elected Sandra Long as the second vice-president. Long will assume this position at the closing of NEHAs 2017 Annual Educational Conference (AEC) & Exhibition in July.
Regional Vice-Presidents (RVPs)
NEHA's membership is broken down into nine regions that represent U.S. geographic areas, as well as members in the U.S. military and abroad. The terms of three RVP positions expired in 2017: 1) Ned Therien, Region 1; 2) Sandra Long, Region 5; and 3) Tim Hatch, Region...