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Board Elections

Nominations are now open for the 2018-2019 Board of Directors election. Candidates may self-nominate or be nominated by another Fellow SEMPA member in good standing. If another Fellow member nominates a candidate, the nominee must complete and submit the required submission packet by the deadline in order to be considered. Candidates must be a SEMPA Fellow member in good standing.   

There are four positions open for the 2017-2018 Board of Directors:  

This position is a three (3)-year commitment:     

  • 2018-2019 President Elect
  • 2019-2020 President
  • 2020-2021 Immediate Past President       

Vice President

  • One (1)-year term

Director at Large

  • Two (2) seats are open
  • Two (2)-year term 


Submission Packet

Nominate candidates must complete and submit:

1) Board of Directors Candidate Form 
2) Platform Statement Form with accompanying Platform Statement 
3) Current CV 


Board of Directors Candidate Form          

Platform Statement Forms:     

     Director at Large Platform Statement Form               

Official declaration is when a nomination along with a current CV and completed required paperwork is received in writing, or electronically, by the Society. 

The declaration period is now open and will close Tuesday, October 3 at 11:59 p.m. All required materials must be included together with your submission and they must be complete. 

Applications must be sent to SEMPA: 

ATTN: Board of Directors Elections
4950 West Royal Lane
Irving, TX  75063

Electronic submissions, which must include all the required materials in one email, can be sent to:


The Board of Directors reserves the right to verify information on a candidate’s platform statement and/or CV.

Campaign Materials

Candidates’ application, CV and platform statement will be made available to the SEMPA membership in November and available throughout the voting process.   

Candidates will have time prior to the election to solicit votes and the membership will have the opportunity to ask candidates questions.   

If the Society distributes any written or electronic election material(s) for any Board of Director candidate at the Society's expense, it shall make available, at the Society's expense, to each nominee, in or with the same material, the same amount of space that is provided any other nominee, with equal prominence.  

Voting and Ballots

Eligible voters are Fellow members in good standing. Voting for SEMPA Board of Directors will open following Thanksgiving and close in December.

A majority of valid ballots shall elect the President-Elect, Vice President and Secretary-Treasurer. The candidates for Director at Large positions receiving the highest number of votes cast shall be elected to office, up to the number of available positions.

In the event that there is no majority, a run-off election between the candidates receiving the most votes for the affected position shall be held. The run-off election will run in length no more than seven (7) days. A majority of valid ballots shall elect in a run-off election. 

SEMPA management services group will tally and give final voting results to the Secretary-Treasurer for review. The Secretary-Treasurer will inform each candidate of the election outcome within three (3) business days from the close of the election.

Once candidates are informed of the election outcome, the SEMPA membership will be notified.

Installation of Board

The installation of the newly elected Board of Directors begins upon the commencement of the first Board meeting held in conjunction with SEMPA's annual conference after each year’s election.