2024 Board of Directors Election

This summer, ANCOR will conduct an election in which Full members in good standing will be asked to vote for a candidate to serve a three-year term on the association’s Board of Directors beginning October 1, 2024. This page includes information about the call for candidates to serve in this role and outlines the election procedures.

Call for Nominations

There will be an open seat on the Board of Directors starting October 1, 2024, for which no incumbent is running.

The opportunity to help lead ANCOR is a notable personal and professional achievement. By serving on the ANCOR Board of Directors, you can expect to work hard, get results and have an enriching experience. Board members devote their time, energy, creativity, and ideas to leading ANCOR into the future. Board Directors are elected for three-year terms and can serve for a total of two terms. To learn more about the role, read the Board Director Roles & Responsibilities. To learn more about the current composition of the Board of Directors, meet our Directors.

Required Commitment

Members of ANCOR’s Board of Directors are expected to attend three meetings per year in person, and to be available for a standing monthly Board meeting held virtually if activated. In-person meetings are usually held in late winter (typically February or March), mid-summer (typically July) and mid-fall (typically October). Monthly meetings, if activated, are typically held on Zoom on the first Friday of each month. Directors must cover all travel expenses associated with attending in-person meetings.

Additionally, the Board of Directors expects 100% participation among Board members in annual giving campaigns for the ANCOR Disability Champions’ Political Action Committee (ANCOR DC PAC) and the ANCOR Foundation.

Eligibility Criteria

Per ANCOR’s Bylaws, interested individuals must be employed by an organization that is a Full member of the association in good standing.

Furthermore, the composition of the Board of Directors should reflect the needs of leadership over a cross-section of geographic, demographic, service model, talent and expertise attributes. Additionally, no more than one employee of an organization may serve on the Board of Directors at any given time. For additional information, including about ANCOR’s commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility (DEIA), read ANCOR’s diversity statement.

Election Timeline
  • June 18, 2024: Call for Nominations Opens
  • June 21, 2024, 1 pm EDT: Board Expectations for Director Candidates (virtual meeting)
  • July 2, 2024: Call for Nominations Closes
  • August 2, 2024: Meet the Candidate(s) Forum for Full Members (virtual meeting)
  • August 5, 2024: Electronic Voting Begins
  • August 23, 2024: Electronic Voting Ends
  • Week of August 26, 2024: New Director Announced to Full Membership
  • October 1, 2024: Term Begins

How to Nominate

If you are interested in nominating yourself or someone else to serve as a Director for a three-year term beginning October 1, 2024, please email a letter of nomination on your organization’s letterhead to Robyn Wolfe no later than July 2, 2024, at 11:59 pm PDT, addressed as follows:

Heidi Mansir
Chair, ANCOR Leadership Development Committee
113 South West Street, Suite 400
Alexandria, VA 22314

Your letter of nomination should include:

  • A brief bio (not a separate resume or CV) and background information on the organization you represent.
  • Your history with ANCOR, including service on any ANCOR committee(s), task force(s), Board(s) or other service to ANCOR.
  • Why you are interested in serving on the ANCOR Board of Directors.
  • What you can contribute toward upholding and advancing ANCOR’s mission and strategic direction.
  • How your candidacy meets ANCOR’s goal of ensuring a Board that represents the full spectrum of ANCOR’s diverse membership.

Questions?

If you have questions, contact Robyn Wolfe via email.