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Election Process for the Beacon Board of Directors
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Nominations Deadline Extended to September 21 

Looking for Leaders - Beacon Board of Directors 

 Nominations Open August 20 – September 21


The Beacon Governance Committee is seeking enthusiastic leaders to serve on the Board of Directors for a three-year term beginning January 2019 and ending December 2021. If you are interested in serving, and meet the criteria, or wish to nominate another member, please review the information below. Nominations are open from August 20 through September 21.

The Beacon Board of Directors is comprised of 12 individuals whose terms are staggered to provide both continuity and fresh perspectives with each new term. Following completion of one three-year term, members are eligible for nomination to a second three-year term. Once elected, the Board selects its officers (Chair, Vice-Chair, Treasurer, and Secretary) for the year.  


Click here to review the following information: 

Ø  Selection Criteria

Ø  Board of Directors Roles and Responsibilities

Ø  Election Process

Ø  Apply Now or Nominate Someone!


Timeline  (TO BE UPDATED) 

2018 Election Process Timeline

August 20

Call for Nominations Posted

September 21

Deadline for Applications & Nominations Submissions

September 17 - October 3


October 28 - 30



Selection Criteria

Our selection criteria are based on the criteria established in the bylawsGeneral Code of Conduct, and as guided by the Board of Directors. Those criteria include at least one year of active Beacon membership with the organization, involvement in Beacon subgroups and/or committee activities, demonstrated leadership within Beacon or other nonprofit organizations, the demonstrated ability to work well with other members of a leadership team and to meet the other skill sets suggested by the Beacon leadership.


Board of Directors Role and Responsibilities

Our Philosophy:

Ø  As a member of the Beacon Board of Directors, you agree to embrace the organization’s philosophy. This philosophy can be summed up by the first law of success from the book The Go-Giver by Bob Burg and John David Mann: “Your true worth is determined by how much more you give in value than you take in payment.”

Members of the Board will:

Ø  Make a concerted effort to attract new members and sponsors, with the goal of Beacon continuing to flourish;

Ø  Work with board peers and leadership colleagues to establish the policies, vision, and goals for Beacon and help the association grow and thrive;

Ø  Provide insight and input, helping Beacon members achieve optimal value and supporting their professional and personal goals;

Ø  Monitor progress toward Beacon’s strategic goals and contribute to establishing and revising strategies as appropriate;

Ø  Contribute to ensuring that the Board fulfills its corporate duties to the members and to Beacon in accordance with governing documents and policies; and,

Ø  Demonstrate the leadership qualities appropriate to Board membership by supporting decisions of the Board, being an enthusiastic representative of Beacon to internal and external audiences, and engaging in principled and robust dialogue to help the Board reach good decisions that will serve the Association and its members.

Board Meeting Commitments:

The Board of Directors will hold approximately six in-person meetings, tentatively scheduled for the fourth Monday of February, April, June, September, October and November from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., and a December meeting immediately preceding the holiday social event. (A final schedule for Board meeting times and dates will be determined based on the best dates for the members.) The Board Transition dinner is the fourth Monday of January. The Board will also meet, as needed, for one hour by Zoom video conference calls when there is not a face-to-face meeting. The purpose of the conference calls will be to discuss tactical issues of importance, which currently are membership and sponsorship.

In addition to the routine business meetings, new Board members will have an Orientation Session, led by the Beacon Executive Director and Board Chair on November 26 prior to first Board Meeting (time is TBD).  The purpose of the orientation is to establish a common understanding of key organizational matters and standards for operation and communication, as well as focus on the mission, vision, and strategic plan goals of Beacon.

In-person attendance at Board meetings, as well as on the “off month” conference calls, is expected.  It is understandable that conflicts do occasionally arise that prevent directors from attending in person, therefore a call-in number is provided. Unless excused in advance by the Executive Director or the Board Chair, we appreciate your attendance and participation at all meetings.


In addition to in-person and teleconference meeting attendance, directors can expect to spend, on average 8 to 10 hours monthly on Board activities and meeting preparation. Between meetings, members of the Board will:

  • Receive, review, and evaluate documents intended to keep the Board apprised of organizational performance, events and activities, and issues that may require Board attention or oversight;
  • Attend Beacon major (signature) events and, as appropriate, activities and meetings of committees and subgroups (generally at least one per month) to remain informed, represent Beacon, and carry out specific work as assigned;
  • Support Beacon by posting on LinkedIn and other Social Media to promote signature events, Leaders’ Minutes Video and other postings for membership drives.
  • Serve as Board Liaison to specific committee(s) or subgroup(s);
  • Seek out opportunities to gather information from members, staff, allied groups, media, etc., so that the Board’s decisions are informed by available knowledge/data/environmental factors relevant to its decisions;
  • Volunteer/be willing to serve on committees, task forces or working groups, and/or as a member or Board liaison, to carry out the work of Beacon;
  • Provide support and assistance to Beacon’s Executive Director as needed.

Election Process

Members of the Board are elected by the members of Beacon by electronic ballot; the election will take place October 28-30, 2018.  Those elected will serve a term of three years beginning January 2019 and ending December, 2021. All new Board members are expected to attend the Board Member Orientation immediately preceding the November 26, 2018 Board of Directors Meeting.

Apply Now or Nominate Someone!

If you meet the criteria, can fulfill the board role and responsibilities, and are interested in becoming a board member, please self-nominate by completing the Candidate Questionnaire. In addition to your self-nomination, two other Beacon members must nominate you.

To nominate another qualified Beacon member, complete the Nomination Questionnaire. You may nominate only one candidate. The candidate you nominate must complete the Beacon Candidate Questionnaire.

Follow the instructions on each questionnaire for submitting completed nominations.