Call for Nominations

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Ready to Join the ILEA Volunteer Community?

We encourage all ILEA Napa-Sonoma members to get involved in one volunteer position each year. You do not need prior experience to apply. If you have questions about where you would be the best fit, or where you would learn the most, please don’t hesitate to ask! 


Call for Nominations

Serving on ILEA committees, working groups, and the Board of Directors is a rewarding and enjoyable experience.  If you’ve been thinking of a way to get involved that will best use your time and talents, consider becoming an ILEA Napa-Sonoma volunteer!  

ILEA Napa-Sonoma is committed to providing our members with ongoing opportunities to meet new people, develop fresh skills and make a positive impact on ILEA and your career.



The Nominations Application Deadline is February 25, 2019.

Our board is currently taking applications for Director and VP positions.  Being a board member is a great way to get to know everyone! Membership, Communications, and Programs are all areas where you can serve the chapter and make many new connections and learn new skills.  All ILEA members, except for student members, are eligible to hold an ILEA office if their membership dues are current. 

2019-2020 ILEA NSC Nomination Application Form

You may nominate or apply by sending this application to our Nominating Committee Chair, Heather Nelson.

Applications are due on Monday, February 25, 2019. All nominees will be contacted and sent a Nomination Acceptance Form by March 15. Acceptance Forms are due by March 18 and voting will take place between March 29 and April 12. Nominees will receive confirmation of the vote and their position by April 12.

When Does New Chapter Leadership Take Office?

Transition and Meetings with ILEA HQ

Typically we try to begin the transition in May/June so that incumbent leaders may mentor new leaders and the incoming and incumbent Board members start to get to acquainted.  

Attend Chapter Leaders Summit: ILEA Incoming Officers and Directors need to plan to attend the ILEA Chapter Leaders Summit on either April 29 & 30, 2019 in Fort Worth, Texas or in May 6 & 7 in Chicago, Illinois..

Attend ILEA LIVE 2019: New chapter leadership also attend Chapter Leadership meetings from August 8 - 10, 2019 at ILEA Live in Minneapolis, MN. There is a day of pre-meetings for new incoming Directors and Officers on August 7, 2019. Travel Expenses may be partially offset by our chapter.

Time Commitment for Officers and Directors

All Officer positions serve one year terms. Directors serve two year terms.

Regularly attending monthly Board meetings and two one-day annual planning retreats is expected.

Positions for Nomination

See Detailed Board Responsibilities in the Call for Nominations Information Sheet.

- Each leader must commit to the expectations outlined in the Volunteer Responsibilities document.
- Attend Board of Director meetings regularly.
- Lead with the best interest of ILEA Napa-Sonoma members


Responsibility Summary


President Elect
The President-elect shall, in the absence of the President, have all powers and perform all duties of the President. Assists President in his/her capacity of ex-officio member on each committee; takes on special projects as assigned by the President, i.e. fund raising, promotional events, etc.  Also serves as Secretary and Treasurer.

VP, Programs
Oversees all educational activity, all program activity for the Chapter’s regular meeting and be responsible for all and any committee activity pertaining to education in the Chapter. This includes hospitality and site selection.

VP, Membership
Oversees all membership activity and be responsible for any and all committee activity pertaining to membership in the Chapter. He/she shall also be responsible for recording and maintaining the list of members and the addresses/emails of members and shall be responsible for promulgating changes and amendments.

VP, Communications
Oversees all communication activity for the Chapter. The Vice President of Communication. Distributes Board and Chapter meeting notices, newsletters, coordinates web site materials and updates; prepares promotional materials for programs and mailing to membership in a timely fashion; submits information regarding meetings for press releases, etc.

Director-At-Large
A Director must agree to fulfill any chapter and/or committee assignments as requested by the President; must attend the meetings of the Board, etc. Directors serve two year terms.


If you have questions please email Heather Nelson, Nominating Committee Chair.


Supporting Documents

Call for Nominations Information Sheet
2019-2020 ILEA NSC Nomination Application Form

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