The NRC is currently governed by a 25-member Board of Directors.
Board members are elected by the general membership from a slate of candidates prepared by the organization’s Slate Development Committee. Nominations for candidates are solicited from the membership. The Slate Development Committee screens all nominees. In considering whether to slate a nominee, the Committee will consider the nominee’s completed nomination form, the nominee’s resume, and at least one letter of recommendation. The Committee may also consider other sources it deems appropriate to verify the nominee’s qualifications.
After careful deliberation, the Committee will present a recommended slate of candidates to the NRC Executive Committee for acceptance and presentation to the membership. It is the goal of the NRC to maintain a Board that reflects the sectoral, racial, gender and geographic diversity of the NRC membership.
The slate of candidates is submitted to the general membership prior to the annual members’ meeting. Additional nominations can be made from the floor at the annual members’ meeting. Members of the NRC Board of Directors are elected by a majority vote of the membership, both those present and those voting by proxy. Approximately one third of the Board positions are up for election in any given year.
Board members must be at least 18 years of age. Board members must be NRC members in good standing. Board candidates must have been members in good standing for at least one year prior to their assuming office. Board members must be committed to the advancement of recycling and the NRC mission. Management experience is highly preferred for service on the Board as is broad knowledge of the recycling industry. Service on or experience with other boards of directors is also preferred.
The Slate Selection Committee observes the following guidelines in compiling the annual slate of Board candidate recommendations:
A member of the Board of Directors of the National Recycling Coalition who has served two consecutive terms will not be eligible for election to the Board of Directors for a period of two years. A previous NRC Board Member’s volunteer work during this interim period will be heavily weighted in consideration of future Board candidacy.
The purpose of this document is to provide guidance to the Slate Selection Chair in developing and managing the slate selection committee process and recruiting candidates for the NRC Board of Directors.
It is the intent of the slate selection process to maintain fairness and equity in bringing forward to the membership for consideration experienced, highly qualified, representative, contributing candidates for the NRC Board of Directors. All efforts will be taken to find candidates that represent and reflect the various organizations, industries and geographical regions of the organization while maintaining diversity and considering skill sets that may be advantageous to the board and organization. The NRC Board and staff will model integrity and confidentiality throughout the Slate Selection process.
Slate Selection Process
III. SEATING THE NEW BOARD AND ELECTING OFFICERS
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Last updated: 8-21-2019