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Board of Directors Election

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Districts and Directors Whose Terms Expire Dec. 31, 2016:

District 3
Isaac Howard, III
Trussville Utilities

District 9
Mark Bohlin
Perdido Bay Water, Sewer and Fire Protection District

District 10
James Dixon
Geneva Water Works & Sewer Board

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Candidates will be seeking a four year term for each District.

The next board elections will be held at the conference March 14, 2017.

Deadline to File
Intent to Seek Election
is January 14, 2017

 

Intent to Seek Election Form PDF format  

  

1.  Intent to Seek Election. The 2017 Intent to Seek Election Form below must be postmarked by January 14, 2017 to be considered by the ARWA legal counsel for the election process. It may be mailed or faxed to the ARWA, 2576 Bell Road, Montgomery, Alabama, 36117. You may also submit this form by email. It must be received by the deadline
  

2.  Qualifying Package. Upon receipt of an interested candidate's Intent to Seek Election Form, a "Qualifying Package" will be mailed to the candidate who must provide qualifying criteria to the ARWA by February 14, 2017 for eligibility determination.

Qualifying procedures and eligibility requirements for individuals interested in seeking election to the ARWA Board of Directors are provided through the ARWA By-Laws as approved by the current Board of Directors.
  

3. Director Election. The language from the By-Laws is printed below and should be followed for the next election process scheduled for March 14, 2017, during the ARWA 39th Annual Technical Training Conference.

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If you are interested in seeking election, the current ARWA By-Laws read as follows pertaining to the election process:

“Any interested candidate meeting the eligible candidate requirements provided below must submit to the ARWA office address his/her intent to seek election of the Board of Director’s position for his/her respective District 60 days prior to the election date. Upon notification, the ARWA office will provide the potential candidate with an application to seek election package which must be com-pleted and returned within 30 days to the ARWA for qualifying approval.”

Qualifications

The interested candidate must possess the following qualifications to be determined an eligible candidate and qualified to seek election for his/her District:

  • The candidate must have five years of employment with a water utility member of the ARWA or five years service as a board member of an ARWA water utility member. ARWA legal counsel will verify employment, board service and ARWA membership with appropriate parties.
  • Candidate must secure a letter from an ARWA water utility member within the district recommending the candidate for election. A list of ARWA water utility members within the District will be provided to interested candidates.
  • Candidate must agree, if elected, to cease any employment by contract or agreement written or verbal with other similar organizations who seek the same funding as the ARWA and who provide similar or duplicated member services. One member of the Board of Directors shall be elected from each district. The person elected to serve as director for a District shall be required to be associated through full time employment secured by the member water utility as a certified water operator or an operator with both water and wastewater certification, as a water utility general manager or serve as a water utility board member. The candidate must reside within the ARWA District for which he/she is seeking election.

Each potential candidate will be notified prior to the date of the election caucus of their qualifying status.

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2017 Intent to Seek Election

 

Intent to Seek Election Form PDF format  

After opening the file, you have choices:
- You may complete it online, send it to us by email, and save a copy on your computer.
- Or you may print it, complete it on paper, and
   - Send it to us by mail (ARWA, 2576 Bell Road, Montgomery, Alabama, 36117) or
   - Fax (334-396-7090). 

If you have any questions regarding the ARWA election process, feel free to call Randolph Hall, President of the ARWA Board of Directors or Kathy Horne, Executive Director of the ARWA. 

  

Qualifying Information from By-Laws

“Any interested candidate meeting the eligible candidate requirements provided below must submit to the ARWA office address his/her intent to seek election of the Board of Director’s position for his/her respective District 60 days prior to the election date. Upon notification, the ARWA office will provide the potential candidate with an application to seek election package which must be completed and returned within 30 days to the ARWA for qualifying approval.

The interested candidate must possess the following qualifications to be determined an eligible candidate and qualified to seek election for his/her District:

  • The candidate must have five years of employment with a water utility member of the ARWA or five years service as a board member of an ARWA water utility member. ARWA legal counsel will verify employment, board service and ARWA membership with appropriate parties.
  • Candidate must secure a letter from an ARWA water utility member within the district recommending the candidate for election. A list of ARWA water utility members within the District will be provided to interested candidates.
  • Candidate must agree, if elected, to cease any employment by contract or agreement written or verbal with other similar organizations who seek the same funding as the ARWA and who provide similar or duplicated member services.
  • One member of the Board of Directors shall be elected from each district. The person elected to serve as director for a District shall be required to be associated through full time employment secured by the member water utility as a certified water operator or an operator with both water and wastewater certification, as a water utility general manager or serve as a water utility board member. The candidate must reside within the ARWA District for which he/she is seeking election.

At the annual membership meeting, a caucus for each district whose directorship position is expiring shall be held for the purpose of receiving nominations of pre-qualified candidates from the voting delegates of Voting Members in that District. Except as provided below in the event of a tie after a caucus run-off, an appointed caucus chairperson will accept nominations of candidates who have previously met qualifying criteria, and by majority vote of the voting delegates of Voting Members from each respective district, one nominee will be chosen. The nominee will then be presented at the annual business meeting to the voting delegates of the Voting Members present for their concurrence. If a quorum is present at the annual business meeting, the nominee for such district receiving the majority of votes from the voting delegates of Voting Members present and entitled to vote thereon shall become the next director for that District.

In the event that two or more candidates are competing during the caucus, and if no candidate receives a majority vote in the caucus, a run-off caucus election shall be held between the two candidates with the greatest number of votes. In the event of a caucus run-off, the candidate receiving the majority of votes from the voting delegates of Voting Members in that District will be the nominee for that district. If a caucus run-off election occurs and no one receives a majority vote in the caucus, the tie will be reported at the annual business meeting to the voting delegates of the Voting Members of that District present and the determination of the candidate who shall be the director for the District shall be made by a vote of the voting delegates of that District present. The candidate receiving the majority of votes of the voting delegates of that District present at the annual business meeting shall be the director for that District. If the tie is not broken by the District voting delegates present during the Annual Business Meeting and no other nomination is made from the District voting delegates present, a letter will be mailed following the Conference to every member water system in said District stating the outcome of the ARWA Annual Business Meeting District Election and asking for nominations from the District water system voting member Delegate to be returned to the ARWA within in two weeks. If nominees are received, they will be presented to the full ARWA Board of Directors for vote and approval. If no nomination is received from the District water system members voting delegate, a director will be selected and approved by a majority vote of the Board of Directors.

 

  

 

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