Announcement – 2019 ISOC-DC Council Elections
To All Members of the Greater Washington DC Chapter of the Internet Society:
The Chapter’s Council has scheduled the 2019 election of Council members to take place from May 22 through May 31, 2019, with the election results to be announced at an Annual Meeting in June. The election will be conducted by online voting.
Council members are elected for one-year terms and may serve up to three (3) consecutive terms.
Role of Council Members
The Council meets a minimum of four times annually. Once elected the new Council appoints the officers of the Chapter — two Co-Convenors, a Treasurer, and a Secretary.
The Council has oversight of the activities of the Chapter and works closely with Chapter Members, the Executive Director, and Co-Convenors to carry out the activities of the Chapter.
Number of Available Seats
There are currently seven members of the Council, all of whom are up for election this year.
Under the Chapter’s Bylaws, only Chapter members who reside or work within the Chapter’s geographical boundaries — Maryland-District of Columbia-Virginia — can vote and be a candidate for Council membership.
Expressions of Interest
At this time, the Chapter is calling for Expressions of Interest. If you, or someone you know, are interested in running for the Council, please make your submission using this form.
If you submit on behalf of someone other than yourself, please confirm their interest before making your submission.
May 9 – 16 – Call for Expression of Interest (Submission Form closes at 23:59 EDT on May 16)
May 20 – Candidates announced
May 22 – 31 – Election Held
June 5 – Election Results Announced
The Election Committee, consisting of Dustin Phillips, Judith Hellerstein, and Ethan Wham, will review the potential candidates and circulate the final list to the membership ahead of the elections.
On May 22, the Election Committee will circulate the instructions for voting. Each eligible Chapter member may submit one ballot, selecting the 7 candidates for the Council.
Eligibility to vote is based on the geographical requirements described above.
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We note that the Chapter has an open and co-operative structure and welcomes the involvement of and contributions from all Chapter members, whether located in the Chapter’s geographical area or around the world, whether a Chapter Council member or not.