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The National Auto Body Council (NABC) has announced that the nomination process is now open for the 2011 NABC board of directors election.
The election will take place as part of the NABC annual meeting which is to be held this year on Nov. 1 at the Hilton Hotel in Las Vegas during SEMA. Anyone interested in seeking a board
position or in nominating an individual for a position should note that nominations remain open until Monday, Sept. 2, as prescribed by the NABC bylaws.
To be eligible for inclusion on the ballot, one must be an NABC member or a representative of a member, and a written notice of intent to be included should be sent to NABC. To do this, you can contact the NABC administrative office at i[email protected] or NABC Executive Director Chuck Sulkala at [email protected].
You may also send your notice by way of U.S. mail to the following address:
191 Clarksville Rd.
Princeton Junction, NJ 08550
The notice can also be faxed to 609‐799‐7032. It must be received on or before Friday, Sept. 2. This is 60 days before the election as prescribed by NABC bylaws.
It is also possible for an individual to be nominated by three or more members. This can be done with or without the nominee’s approval, although once a name is on the ballot it cannot be removed. If someone is elected that does not wish to serve, they need simply resign and the chairman then makes an appointment to fill that term.
Each year, seven positions are open. This year, there is one vacancy that has not been filled among those seven seats up for election, which include those currently held by George Avery, Stacy Bartnik, Karen Fierst, Fred Iantorno, Dave Niestroy and Liz Stein. These individuals may seek to be reelected, but equal representation is provided on the ballot, which simply lists all nominees alphabetically.
Once the deadline for nomination passes, a ballot will be assembled and sent to all members 30 days in advance of the vote. The location (room) of the election will be included on the ballot.
Note that all NABC members who wish to vote must be in attendance since bylaws prohibit proxy votes and nominations from the floor.
Anyone with further questions about expectations of a board member should contact either the administrative office or Chuck Sulkala directly.
Companies and collision repairers interested in changing the industry for the better can help by becoming a member of NABC. Membership applications are available on the website at www.autobodycouncil.org.