Tuesday, August 1, is the first day that eligible NFDA members can cast a ballot to elect the association’s officers, vote on proposed changes to the NFDA Bylaws, and help select the Innovation Award winner.
On August 1, all eligible NFDA members who have a valid, unique email address on file with NFDA will receive an email with their individual voting credentials and instructions on how to cast a ballot. Eligible voters who do not have an email address on file with NFDA will be receiving a postcard, within the next week, with their individual voting credentials and instructions on how to cast a ballot.
Each firm member will receive two votes, which will be cast by the primary contact for the firm listed in NFDA’s current membership records.
Each individual member will receive one vote. A primary contact for a firm member will be provided a vote as an individual member in addition to the two votes he or she may cast on behalf of the firm.
Votes must be cast by 11:59 p.m. C.T. on August 31, 2017.
Board of Directors Officer Election
Individuals elected to serve in officer positions on the Board of Directors will serve a one-year term that commences following the 2017 NFDA Convention. The individual elected to the office of president-elect will automatically become president following the 2018 NFDA Convention; he will also serve a term as immediate past president following his term as president.
Randall “Randy” P. Anderson, CFSP, CCO, Radney's Funeral Home Inc., Alexander City, AL
R. Bryant Hightower, CFSP, Martin & Hightower Funeral Home Inc. – Heritage Chapel, Carrollton, GA
Chuck T. Bowman, CMSP, CFSP, CCO, Maltbie Funeral Services, Springfield, CO
Information about how to vote and biographical information about the candidates for office can be found on the NFDA website, www.nfda.org/vote.
Proposed Bylaws Changes
Along with electing officers to serve on the Board of Directors, qualified association members are responsible for approving proposed changes to the NFDA Bylaws.
During the 2015 NFDA International Convention & Expo, the association enacted a new governance structure. Part of this change included combining NFDA’s Constitution and Bylaws into a single, new comprehensive governing document: the NFDA Bylaws.
The new NFDA Bylaws were fully-implemented last year and, since then, the Board of Directors has noted opportunities to strengthen and clarify the document.
This August, when you vote for the officers who will lead your association, you will also vote on a package of proposed enhancements to the NFDA Bylaws.
Click here for detailed information about the proposed changes.
When you cast your votes in August, you will also help select the winner of the 2017 Innovation Award. This award, given annually during the NFDA International Convention & Expo, recognizes the most innovative product or service introduced within the last year. Visit www.nfda.org/voteinnovation on Tuesday, August 1 to learn more about the finalists.