Board Candidacy Information

3.2  Numbers and Qualifications. 

The Association shall have a Board consisting of eleven (11) Directors. The Board of Directors shall consist of seven (7) elected members (each district represented along with three (3) at large, in addition to the President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Past President by 2015.   One (1) past president shall serve the board for one (1) year immediately following their presidency as an ex-officio member.  Beginning with the Annual Membership Meeting in 2015, three (3) Director terms will expire (SE, NE, SW) with the Total Active Membership electing one (1) At Large Director for a three (3) year term and one (1) At Large Director for a two (2) year term.  Beginning in 2015 the position of President Elect will be eliminated.  The current Vice President will remain in office for the year of 2015, making the total Board consist of eleven (11) members.  At the Annual Membership Meeting in 2016, two (2) Director terms (NW, SW), one (1) At Large Director, as well as, the Vice President and the Treasurer will expire with the Total Active Membership electing a Vice President, a Treasurer, one (1) At Large Director and one (1) District Director (SW), making the total Board consist of eleven (11) members.  At the Annual Membership Meeting in 2017, three (3) District Director’s will expire and three (3) District Director’s will be elected (SE, NE, NW) and one (1) at Large Director will be elected.  Beginning in 2018 and subsequent years after, there will be two (2) District Director’s and one (1) At Large Director expires and two (2) District Director’s and one (1) At Large Director elected.

3.4  Elections of Directors and Term of Office.

The Directors elected shall serve no more than two consecutive three-year terms, which terms shall be staggered so that three (3) new Directors shall be elected each year. The Directors shall be elected by the members at a regular meeting or at any special meeting called by the Board of Directors. The Nominating Committee, with approval of the Board of Directors, shall nominate and recommend a slate of candidates for the vacant positions.  Such candidates will be submitted at the annual membership meeting and the membership may make additional nominations from the floor for Director’s positions. The nominee receiving the highest number of votes cast in each of the three elections shall be elected to the Board of Directors. The Directors shall be, at all times, Association members in good standing. The State of Ohio shall be divided into four (4) districts for the purpose of electing Directors. Each district shall be represented by a minimum of one (1) Association member who resides in that district. The At Large Director must be any member that is in good standing with the Association.  The four (4) districts shall consist of the following counties: 

  1. "Northeast"—Ashland, Ashtabula, Carroll, Columbiana, Coshocton, Cuyahoga, Erie, Geauga, Harrison, Holmes, Huron, Jefferson, Knox, Lake, Lorain, Mahoning, Medina, Portage, Richland, Stark, Summit, Trumbull, Tuscarawas, and Wayne. 24 
  2. "Northwest"--Allen, Auglaize, Crawford, Defiance, Fulton, Hancock, Hardin, Henry, Lucas, Marion, Mercer, Morrow, Ottawa, Paulding, Putnam, Sandusky, Seneca, Van Wert, Williams, Wood, and Wyandot. 21
  3. "Southwest"--Adams, Brown, Butler, Champaign, Clark, Clermont, Clinton, Darke, Fayette, Greene, Hamilton, Highland, Logan, Madison, Miami, Montgomery, Preble, Shelby, Union, and Warren. 20
  4. "Southeast"--Athens, Belmont, Delaware, Fairfield, Franklin, Gallia, Guernsey, Hocking, Jackson, Lawrence, Licking, Meigs, Monroe, Morgan, Muskingum, Noble, Perry, Pickaway, Pike, Ross, Scioto, Vinton, and Washington. 23

Of the seven (7) elected Directors, there shall be three (3) At-Large Director’s who shall represent all members of the Association. Directors shall not succeed themselves more than one (1) time. 

ARTICLE 4: Required Officers 

4.1  Number and Titles. 

The officers of the Association shall be a President, Vice-president and a Treasurer. Only Active Members may be elected, and serve, as a Required Officer.

4.2  Election, Term of Office and Qualifications. 

The Vice-President shall be chosen annually by a majority vote of the membership at a regular meeting or any special meeting called by the Board of Directors.  The Treasurer shall be chosen every two (2) years by a majority vote of the membership at a regular meeting or any special meeting called by the Board of Directors.  Beginning in 2016, at the time the newly elected Vice President takes office, the current Vice President shall become the new President.  The Board of Directors shall nominate and recommend a slate of candidates for the position of Vice President and Treasurer. The recommended slate of candidates shall be submitted to the membership at the election meeting.  Elections shall be held for each office, and the nominee receiving the highest number of the votes cast shall be elected. Each officer shall hold office until a successor shall have been duly chosen and qualified, or until death, or until he shall resign, or shall have been removed in the manner hereinafter provided. Any officer or agent provided for in this section need not be a Director of the Association. The same person may occupy, simultaneously, any two or more offices, as the Board of Directors shall deem expedient, except President.  All officers shall be, at all times, Association members in good standing.