Posted Nov. 19, 2014
AVMA voting members in districts VIII and X have the opportunity to nominate representatives to the Board of Directors.
Drs. Chip Price, District VIII representative, and H. Theodore Trimmer, District X representative, will complete their terms in July 2015. The Association is sending a letter to each AVMA voting member in districts VIII and X to invite nominations for representatives to serve on the board for the next term.
District VIII comprises Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas. District X comprises California, Hawaii, and Nevada.
New board members will serve for four years instead of six. Board members also now receive a $10,000 annual stipend.
The Association will accept nominations for district representatives from a state VMA in the district or by petition of at least 50 AVMA voting members in the district.
District residents are eligible to run for the board if they have been AVMA voting members for at least the preceding five years. Nominations must include the completed nomination form, a letter from the candidate indicating a willingness to serve, a biographical summary, and a brief statement of the candidate’s reasons for seeking office.
Information about the nomination process will be available online in mid-December. Information also is available by emailing OfficeEVP@avma.org or calling (800) 248-2862, ext. 6688.
Feb. 1, 2015, is the deadline for receipt of nominations for district representatives. If a district has more than one nominee, the Association will mail a ballot to all AVMA voting members in the district.