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Board of Directors Elections

The AABH Board of Directors is a voluntary board made up of members. The board consists of 15 elected members plus a representative from each recognized AABH regional affiliate. Each year roughly one-third of the board seats are open for elections. Every May a call for nominees is announced. Members are able to nominate themselves or someone they know within the membership to be placed on the ballot for election.

To be eligible for a seat on the board, a person must be part of a member organization that is in good standing with current dues. The organization must have been an active member for a minimum of 1 year.

The board is a diverse group of people from around the country. Members try to elect a board that is both broad in scope as well as in location. To be placed on the ballot, a member or referring member needs to fill out a nomination form. Each candidate nomination requires a minimum of two "seconding" members from other organizations to support the nomination. When all documents are received, they are reviewed by the Board Nominating Committee to be sure they are complete and membership status is met for the candidate.

Elections are held in June so those elected to the board can be notified by early July. The first board meeting for a newly elected board seats begin in August following an orientation with the nominating committee orientation team.

The documents below will help you or someone you want to nominate complete the process.