The new AAFP Nominating Committee is inviting applications for nomination to the AAFP Board of Directors. Applications may be submitted by potential nominees themselves, as well as by groups such as chapters, member constituencies, and member interest groups who would like to put forth a potential nominee.
Applicants should have a record of active involvement with the AAFP and their chapter, leadership qualities and experience that meet the organization’s needs, and the ability to represent the AAFP in diverse arenas.
The 2024 slate of nominees will be announced on April 15. The Congress of Delegates (COD) will elect board members from this slate or from those who may be nominated from the floor.
Information needed for submission:
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The Nominating Committee is responsible for identifying and vetting applicants for AAFP elected leadership positions of president-elect, director, speaker and vice speaker. The slate of candidates nominated by the committee will be presented to the Congress of Delegates for a vote.
The AAFP values diversity across multiple facets, including race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, and more. Both in the selection of the Nominating Committee members and in the selection of candidates, efforts are made to ensure diverse representation.
The nominating committee is comprised of a chair and 12 voting members appointed based on certain criteria, along with three ex officio, non-voting members.
Voting members (to be appointed by the nominating committee chair) are comprised of
Ex officio, non-voting members are comprised of
Each voting member, including the Chair, serves a three-year term, with terms staggered to ensure yearly turnover.
No member serving on the nominating committee shall be eligible to run for national office during their term or for a period of two years after the conclusion of their service.
The process begins in early December with the identification of desired attributes and skillsets for Board members. In January, the call for nominations will open with a deadline in mid-February. The Nominating Committee then reviews applications in March and announces a final slate by April 15.
Starting in early January with the call for nominations, it includes several milestones, including the application deadline in February, candidate orientation, and sessions with candidates throughout the year leading up to the election at COD.
Yes. Any candidate who was considered, but not selected by the Nominating Committee may be nominated by any chapter between April 1 and April 15. Candidates submitted by a chapter through this pathway will be responsible for all expenses associated with their candidacy.
The AAFP provides the following support (subject to annual budgetary review and approval by the Board of Directors) for all candidates nominated by the nomination committee for elected leadership positions on the Board of Directors, and discourages any other support by other AAFP entities, such as chapters, commissions, and member interest groups:
Yes, any other support by external AAFP entities, such as chapters, commissions, or member interest groups, is discouraged.
A special fund will be established for the Nominating Committee, with its budget approved annually by the Board.