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 NOW OPEN. 

Our board is currently taking applications!  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. 

Click Here to Submit a Nominations/Application Form

Applications are due on Sunday, March 8, 2020. NOW EXTENDED - LAST DAY FOR APPLICATIONS IS MARCH 11! 

All nominees will be contacted and sent a Nomination Acceptance Form by March 11. Acceptance Forms are due by March 15. 

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 Leadership Summit: ILEA Incoming Officers and Directors need to plan to attend the ILEA Chapter Summit in Spring 2020
  • Attend ILEA LIVE 2020: New chapter leadership also attend Chapter Leadership meetings from July 27 - 29 in San Francisco. 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


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.

- 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


If you have questions please email Heather Nelson, Nominating Committee Chair. This year’s nominations committee consists of Heather Nelson, Victoria Petersen and Dana Macauley. We are available to assist with any questions or concerns you may have regarding this process. 


Supporting Documents

Click Here to Submit a Nominations/Application Form

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