CALL FOR CANDIDATES FOR YPT-NYC CHAPTER BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Election season is upon us and we’d love you to run for the YPT-NYC Board! See the below listing of positions and responsibilities. Interested in running and ready to toss your name in the hat? Great! Send a brief candidate statement to email@example.com by Sept. 17th at 6 p.m. Interested in running, but not sure what it entails? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Nominations for Board of Director positions (described below) should be submitted by e-mail to YPT at email@example.com by Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 6:00 PM. Please submit your name, title, organization, contact information, the position(s) for which you are seeking nomination, and a candidate statement (1 page or less) addressing why you would like to serve on the YPT-NYC Chapter Board of Directors.
Please submit all of this information in a single MS Word file.
CANDIDATE AND VOTING ELIGIBILITY
In order to run for a YPT-NYC Chapter Board of Directors position or vote in the elections you must be or become a paid YPT Member by Wednesday, September 24, 2014 11:59 PM EST by following this link: https://my.yptransportation.org/join. If you think you are already a Member but are unsure, you can check your membership status by logging into https://my.yptransportation.org.
– September 24, 2014: All eligible voters will receive the full slate of candidate statements via email (there will also be a National board ballot sent that day).
– October 13, 2014: All eligible voters will receive an email with voting instructions. Online voting for National and Chapter elections opens at 10:00 AM EST.
– October 24, 2013: Online voting for National and Chapter elections closes at 6PM local time.
Pending any runoff elections, the results will be made available to the YPT membership in early November. The new Board term for all winning candidates will begin on November 1, 2013.
Elections will be held for the following YPT-NYC Board of Directors positions. Terms of office are one year, from November 1 to October 31. There is no limit to the number of consecutive terms a Board Member may serve. Candidates may run for multiple positions. If a candidate wins more than one position then that person may choose which position he/she would prefer to serve.
Chair: The Chair is responsible for day-to-day implementation of the policy and guidelines of the Board of Directors. The Chair shall preside over Chapter Board meetings, create and appoint members to Committees, and act as chief official representative of YPT-NYC.
Deputy Chair: The Deputy shall help to coordinate activities involving multiple Officers and assist the Chair in his or her responsibilities. In the absence of the Chair, the Deputy Chair shall act in the official capacity of the Chair and perform all duties of that office.This position must have previous YPT Board experience.
Vice Chair for Administration & Communication: The Vice Chair for Administration & Communication shall keep full and accurate records of all business and proceedings at Chapter Board meetings, prepare meeting minutes, send out chapter emails, update social media sites and manage the election process.
Treasurer/Vice Chair for Finance: The Treasurer/Vice Chair for Finance shall be responsible for the collection of dues, and the safekeeping of funds, including reporting of receipts, expenditures, and balances at the request of the Chapter Board.
Vice Chair for Programs (2 positions): The Vice Chairs for Programs are responsible for executing events including networking as well as professional development events.
Vice Chair for Membership: The Vice Chair for Membership utilizes the resources of YPT to manage the membership records and works to provide maximum value for all members, increase the membership of YPT-NYC, increase the visibility of YPT, explore business development opportunities and provide other services to me the needs of the members of YPT.
Director-at-Large (2 positions): The Directors-at-Large provide support to the position defined above, on an as needed basis. This could include planning/coordinating events, student outreach, or sponsorship activities, among others.
If you would like to submit a nomination or if you have quesitons about the elections process, please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
This is your opportunity to get involved in building an organization dedicated to the professional advancement and development of young professionals in the field of transportation. We need your help and look forward to your participation in the elections and your contributions toward another great year ahead!
Check out some of the flyers and photos from our past events below and in our Picasa web albums:
There are four key components of YPT’s program of events.
Networking Events – These events are a great way to get to know your fellow transportation professionals and students in a relaxed, informal setting. We meet at various bars and restaurants in New York City. Networking events generally feature an invited Distinguished Guest, a leader in the transportation field. YPT-NYC events are free, unless otherwise noted.
Leadership Seminars – These seminars are a great way to meet and interact with distinguished leaders in the transportation field. Participants are encouraged to ask questions about the speakers’ work, career path, and for advice to today’s young professionals. Speakers invited to attend include prominent transportation practitioners and leaders.
Technical Tours – These tours offer members the opportunity to explore transportation in practice.
Board Meetings – These are regularly scheduled meetings of the YPT-NYC Board of Directors. At these meetings, we discuss the group’s goals and strategies and plan events.