NASW: Announcement of 2019 Preliminary Election Slate and Announcement of Petition Process

  

 

March 5, 2018

To:   NASW Washington State Chapter Members

RE: Announcement of 2019 Preliminary Election Slate and Announcement of Petition Process

Saturday, March 3, 2018, the 2018 preliminary election slate was reviewed by the Chapter Board of Directors.  The Directors approved the preliminary slate.  The 2018 preliminary slate has elections for state wide officers and regional representatives for the Chapter Board of Directors.

In accordance with the NLIC guidelines and procedures, the Chapter membership is required to be notified of the 2019 preliminary election slate.  Also, the membership is required to be informed of the petition process that allows a member who was nominated but not slated to be added to the final ballot.

The Washington State Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers is pleased to announce the candidacy of the following members for the positions indicated.

The 2019 election slate is as follows:

Statewide Positions (Board of Directors)      Candidate Term
     
President Elect Christine Ingersoll July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019
  Emily Tillotson  
Secretary Cassandra Uribe July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2020
  Rasheena Vail  
Eastern Washington Geographical Region Rep. Kelly Kruetz July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2020
  Christina Walden  
Western Washington Geographical Region Rep. Tiffany Chhuom July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2020
  Naomi Crook  
MSW Student Rep Nicole Canete July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019
  Jeffery Clark  
BSW Student Rep Kelsey Duran July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019
  Brianna Rollins  
Delegate Assembly Position #1 Beda Herbison July 1, 2018-June 30, 2021
Shelby Mooney
Delegate Assembly Position #2 Sergio Mascarenas July 1, 2018-June 30, 2021

In accordance with Chapter NLIC guidelines and policies, a member who was nominated but not slated is allowed to petition to be slated on the final ballot of a statewide position or slated to be on the final ballot of the region position in which he or she resides.  The positions that can be petitioned are noted below:

Statewide Positions    Term
   
President Elect July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019
Secretary July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2020
Eastern Washington Geographical Region Rep. July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2020
Western Washington Geographical Region Rep. July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2020
MSW Student Rep July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019
BSW Student Rep July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019
Delegate Assembly Position #1 July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2021
Delegate Assembly Position #2 July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2021

Members who were nominated but not slated wishing to have their names added to the ballot by petition have 21 days from the date of this email notice (March 5, 2018) to submit a petition.  The petition period will end close of business (5:00PM on March 26, 2018).  The petitions must be received in the office by 5:00 PM on March 26, 2018.  To be successful, a petition for a position elected by the membership statewide must include the signature and the printed legal name of 107 members of the 2137 members, 5% of the total Chapter membership as of March 5, 2018, the most recent update of the Chapter membership database by the national office.  To be successful, a petition for a position elected by the membership regionally must include the signature and the printed legal name of 176 members of the 1758 Western Washington Region members or 35 of the 346 Eastern Washington Region members, 10% of the regional Chapter membership as of March 5, 2018, the most recent update of the Chapter membership database by the national office.  To have your name added to the final ballot you must be an NASW Chapter member.  The signatures on the petition have to be signatures of members of NASW Washington State Chapter.  All membership information, for candidates and petition signers, will be verified by the Chapter office to the NASW National membership database as of March 5, 2018.  Any candidate who is not a member or any signature on a petition from a non-member will invalidate the petition request to have a candidate added to the final ballot.

Official petition forms are available from the Chapter office and questions about the petition may be addressed to Lisa Giebel, Chairperson of the NLIC care of dfergusson.naswwa@socialworkers.org or call (206) 706-7084Please put “Election Petition” in the subject line of the email.

Please join me in congratulating the Chapter NLIC Committee for a job well done and the identified candidates to date wishing to serve the Chapter.

Taylene Watson, ACSW, LICSW

Executive Director

NASW Washington State Chapter

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