Delegates to elect officers, Executive Board members

The deadline for online and print candidate statements is 5 p.m. Friday, March 10.

Delegates to the 2017 Spring Delegate Assembly will be voting for statewide officers and Executive Board members a bit differently this time around.

Constitutional amendments adopted at the 2016 Fall DA extended the terms of officers and Executive Board members from two to three years; other amendments merged the offices of secretary and treasurer, and added an at-large board seat to replace the loss of one officer position.

That means that at the Spring DA, scheduled for May 5-6 in Albany, delegates will cast their ballots to elect a president, secretary/treasurer, and membership development officer to three-year terms. Eight Executive Board seats are for three-year terms; one seat is for a one-year term.

If the membership ratio of academics to professionals remains the same as the present ratio, of the 12 people to be elected, seven must be academics and five must be professionals. If the ratio changes, elections will be adjusted accordingly. In accordance with DA policy, candidates running for statewide elective positions may have statements printed in The Voice, which is mailed to all bargaining unit members.

The following provisions apply:

      • Candidates may submit a statement of up to 500 words and a photo for publication. If a candidate submits a lengthier statement, it will be set in smaller type to give all candidates equal space.
      • Send statements and photos to the attention of UUP Director of Communications Michael Lisi. They must be received at the UUP Administrative Office, P.O. Box 15143, Albany, N.Y. 12212, by 5 p.m. Friday, March 10. Email versions may be sent to Lisi at mlisi@uupmail.org (CC to kmattiso@uupmail.org.
      • Statements will be published by order of election and in alphabetical order in even-numbered years and reverse alphabetical order in odd-numbered years.
      • Candidates are urged to submit statements and photos by email, or on computer disk with a printed copy. Note: UUP policy prohibits the use of UUP or state equipment or resources (including email) to produce or distribute campaign material for UUP elections.

Statements will be published in the April 2017 issue of The Voice and online at www.uupinfo.org

Copies of the policy on the distribution of campaign material can be found at chapter offices, or by contacting statewide Secretary Eileen Landy at elandy@uupmail.org or at (800)342-4206.


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