Nominations & Elections

DCMAND 2018 Call for Nominations

The DC Metro Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (DCMAND) elections in February 2018 are quickly approaching, and the DCMAND Nominating Committee is seeking candidates for several positions on the Board of Directors (BoD). If you are interested in gaining leadership experience, networking with other talented and diverse dietitians, and serving your professional association, we invite you to consider running for a position on the 2018-2019 DCMAND Board of Directors. You may nominate yourself or a colleague!

Enthusiasm is a must, but extensive experience is not a requirement because you will have access to fellow members’ support and knowledge as you learn the job.  We are dedicated to building a diverse Board and encourage minority candidates to apply! Candidates must be active, retired, or international members of DCMAND.

Vacant positions this year include:

  • President-Elect
  • Treasurer-Elect
  • Professional Development Committee Member (2 seats)
  • House of Delegates Representative
  • Nominating Committee Member (2 seats)

On the following pages are position descriptions for the vacant positions, as well as the 2018 DCMAND Ballot Form. Please complete the ballot form and email it to nominating@eatrightdc.org or mail it to:

Brittany Cines
1526 17th Street NW
Apt 106
Washington, DC 20036

Nominations are due by Monday, January 22, 2018.

Questions? Email nominating@eatrightdc.org.


2018 DCMAND Ballot Form


President-Elect

The President-Elect serves as an elected, voting member of the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee. The position focuses on learning the duties and responsibilities of the President. The role looks at DCMAND governing documents to help determine a program and direction the organization will take during the year as President.

This position is a three-year commitment: one year as President-Elect, one as President, and one as the Immediate Past President to provide for continuity. Each term begins on June 1 and ends on May 31 of the following year.

Three years of experience with DCMAND Board of Directors and/or committees is desired.

Responsibilities of the President-Elect (1st year) include:

  • Attend President-Elect training hosted by the Academy in Chicago in March and online throughout the year
  • Become familiar with the governing documents of the organization
  • Begin planning activities and goals concurrent with the Strategic Plan for year as President
  • Become familiar with the roles and activities of all committees and positions
  • Identify individuals to appoint to positions for year as President
  • Act as President in the absence of the President
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Board of Directors

Responsibilities of the President (2nd year) include:

  • Serve as the chief executive officer, official spokesperson of DCMAND and the Chair of the Board of Directors
  • Appoint chairs and members of committees, task forces and work groups
  • Preside at meetings of the full membership and Board of Directors
  • Supervise and present the annual performance evaluation of the Executive Director

Responsibilities of the Immediate Past President (3rd year) include:

  • Support the President in leading DCMAND towards its strategic direction and values
  • Serve as a member of the Board of Directors
  • Lead review of the bylaws, policies and procedures, or strategic planning as they are due for review

As a previous President-Elect describes:

If you are eager to learn more, share your expertise, and serve in a position of responsibility while supporting DCMAND and its activities, then serving as President-Elect would be a great opportunity for you! In addition to participating in current activities, you will get a chance to have input on long-term planning and future goals while working closely with the current President as you prepare to take over the following year. Serving in this role usually involves a couple of well-spent hours each week and a few hours per month for meetings and other activities.

Treasurer-Elect

The Treasurer-Elect serves as an elected, voting member of the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee. The position focuses on learning the role of the Treasurer so as to be able to fulfill the role in the subsequent year as Treasurer. Duties focus on oversight of funds, financial reports, filing of taxes, and other financial duties within the organization.

This position is a two-year commitment: one year as Treasurer-Elect and one year as Treasurer. Each term begins on June 1 and ends on May 31 of the following year.

Responsibilities of the Treasurer-Elect (1st year) include:

  • Work closely with the Treasurer to become familiar with all financial responsibilities including, but not limited to:
    • Oversight of funds and securities
    • Financial record maintenance
    • Preparation of financial reports
    • Filing tax statements
    • Expense reimbursement
  • Perform the duties of the Treasurer in the event he/she is unable
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Board of Directors

Responsibilities of the Treasurer (2nd year) include:

  • Formulate and audit the financial records by the Association Central Office
  • Assist the President-Elect in formulating the annual budget for the following association year
  • Assist with budget management of the Annual Meeting
  • Report the financial status of the Association to the Board of Directors and the membership

As a previous Treasurer-Elect describes:

As the Treasurer-Elect, you will be working closely with the Treasurer on financial management matters, participating in discussions with the Fiscal Affairs Committee, and training under the Treasurer’s “wing” for one year. Once you step into the role of Treasurer, you will be majorly responsible for the financial workings of DCMAND. You will be making responsible financial decisions, upholding financial management policies, maintaining fiscal records, and processing payments and disbursements. Most importantly, you will be maintaining the financial integrity of DCMAND, while facilitating the transition of the next Treasurer-Elect. While this role can be a time-consuming, it is also quite fulfilling! If you are a motivated person who is detailed and organized, likes working with spreadsheets, and possesses good communication skills, you would be a perfect fit to step into the Treasurer position.

Professional Development Committee Member (2 seats)

The Professional Development Committee (PDC) will consist of three DCMAND members. Two members of the Committee will be elected, one for a two (2) year term and one for a three (3) year term. The member elected to the 2 year term will become Chair the second year and the member elected to the 3 year term will become Chair the third year. The Chair of the Professional Development Committee is a voting member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee.

These positions will work closely with the PDC Chair to learn the role of planning the annual meeting, provide frequent, periodic professional development opportunities for members, and create a plan of action for the PDC for his/her term as PDC Chair.

Responsibilities of Professional Development Committee members include assisting (1st and 2nd years) or managing (3rd year) the following:

  • Responsible for the planning and execution of all professional development opportunities, such as the annual meeting
  • Coordinate, develop, and provide continuing education opportunities for DCMAND members

As a previous Chair-Elect of the PDC describes:

As the Professional Development Committee Chair-Elect, you will assist the PDC Chair with the planning of DCMAND activities, such as the DCMAND annual meeting. You will play a primary role in planning and managing the events and you will lead committees to help secure sponsors and speakers and assist with marketing and communications. If you are someone who is organized, resourceful, and enjoys planning, this position would be an ideal fit for you!

House of Delegates Representative

The House of Delegates (HOD) Representative is an elected, voting member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee. The position is a three-year commitment.

To be elected to the HOD, a member must have been a member of the Academy for at least 3 consecutive years immediately preceding the term as Delegate.

Responsibilities of the HOD Representative include:

  • Attendance at meetings of the House (twice per year)
  • Provide updates to the BoD on matters of the House
  • Share with the members pertinent materials and publications issued by the House
  • Engage and Solicit feedback from members on important topics

As a previous House of Delegates Representative describes:

Being DCMAND’s delegate provides an excellent opportunity to learn more about how the Academy works, be part of the discussion on important issues facing the profession, and network with peers from across the country while representing DCMAND’s diverse membership. The role does require extensive reading plus regular member communications and member engagement along with two-day meetings twice per year, but the House of Delegates offers resources to support you, like training and a mentorship program. This exciting position is an excellent fit for someone who is analytical, organized, self-directed, and interested in learning and discussion.

Nominating Committee Member (2 seats)

The Nominating Committee will consist of three DCMAND members. Two members of the Committee will be elected, one for a two (2) year term and one for a three (3) year term. The member elected to the 2 year term will become Chair the second year and the member elected to the 3 year term will become Chair the third year. The Chair of the Nominating Committee is a voting member of the Board of Directors.

Responsibilities of Nominating Committee members include assisting (1st and 2nd years) or managing (3rd year) the following:

  • Designate candidates for the office of elected positions and obtain biographical data from each person whose name will appear on the ballot.
  • Submit a proposed ballot to the Board of Directors and manage the election process.
  • Manage the annual application and selection process for affiliate and local dietetic awards
  • Coordinate the application and selection process for positions appointed to the Board of Directors, in conjunction with the President-Elect

As a previous member of the Nominating Committee describes:

As a member of the Nominating Committee, you are able to have a direct influence on the future of DCMAND by working to recruit and elect upcoming leaders of the organization. You have the opportunity to take a primary role in ensuring that elected board members are motivated, qualified and best able to represent our field. If you are someone who is organized and enjoys networking and reaching out to other professionals working in nutrition and dietetics, this position would be an ideal fit for you!


2018 DCMAND Ballot Form