2022 Nominations

Qualifications for State Office

The California Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics (CA Academy) holds elections annually for the Executive Board, Nominating Committee, and Delegates to the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics (the Academy). General qualifications for these offices are described below. Nominations should be made via this link and completed by September 15, 2021. Deadline for applications for nominees will be September 25, 2021. Applications will be emailed to nominees for review and response upon nomination.

Nominations should be made via this link and completed by September 15, 2021. Deadline for applications for nominees will be September 25, 2021. Applications will be emailed to nominees for review and response upon nomination. 

CEUs for participating as a volunteer

Holding an elected or appointed office in a dietetics or dietetics-related national, state, or district organization that contributes to the acquisition of leadership skills and professional development can be awarded CPEUs under activity type 190. Professional Leadership/Precepting. You must complete the term of office during the current recertification cycle. You may also receive CPEUs if you have been elected for a position but have not yet taken office, as long as a preliminary term has been specified. Training on the topic of professional leadership would not qualify under this activity type (see 150 Interactive Workshops or 170 Lectures/Seminars). A maximum of 3 CPEUs per year or a total of 15 CPEUs per 5-year reporting period can be awarded for this activity.

General Qualifications for CA Academy Elected Officers

  1. Maintain Active, or Retired membership in The Academy and Registration with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR)
  2. Have an official California address.
  3. Not hold other elected offices in the CA Academy, the Academy, a Dietetics Practice Group of the Academy, or an office in a District.
  4. If currently holding any of the offices listed under (3) the term must be completed prior to start of the elected position. position.
  5. Should have experience with the Committee or Council for which running.
  6. Not hold an elected office or be appointed to a vacancy while employed by the CA Academy.
  7. Have demonstrated ability to, diversity, equity and inclusion, cooperation and working well with others to accomplish common goals.
  8. Have demonstrated leadership skills in dietetic association activities.
  9. Have demonstrated good communication skills.
  10. Have knowledge and understanding of the goals of the CA Academy.
  11. Cannot be a nominee on any District, Academy, or Dietetics Practice Group ballot, if on the CA Academy ballot.
  12. Shall expect to assume some non-reimbursable expenses.

Specific Qualifications (not listed in order of priority)

President-Elect

President-Elect [serves one (1) year as president-elect starting June 1, and on June 1 of the following year shall automatically become President of the CA Academy, and on June 1 of the following year shall serve one (1) year as Immediate Past President]

  • Shall have been an elected officer of the Academy, the CA Academy, a District, or a Dietetic Practice Group.
  • Shall have the necessary time available for CA Academy work.
  • Shall not have held the position of President-Elect, President, Past President.
  • Shall have good organizational skills.
  • Shall have time to travel. Requires approximately 13-15 days travel and meetings.
  • Experience with allied health organizations and an understanding of public policy is desirable
Secretary-Treasurer

Secretary-Treasurer (Shall serve for two (2) years.) (Takes Office June 2022)

  • Shall have been an elected officer of Academy, CA Academy, District, Dietetic Practice Group, or Awards Committee Chair during the last 10 years or an active participant of this Council during 2 of the last 5 years.
  • Shall have time to travel. Requires travel to Executive Board meetings as needed. Requires approximately 10-12 days travel and meetings.
Vice President, Member Benefits and Services

Vice President, Member Benefits and Services (Shall serve for two (2) years) (Takes Office June 2022)

  • Shall have been an elected officer of the Academy, CA Academy, District, Dietetic Practice Group, or Awards Committee Chair during the last 10 years or an active participant of this Council.
  • Shall be an active faculty member in an accredited/approved dietetic education program.
  • Shall have time to travel. Requires approx. 10-12 days travel and meetings.
Vice President, Public Policy

Vice President, Public Policy (Shall serve for two (2) years) (Takes Office June 2022)

  • Shall have been an elected officer of the Academy, CA Academy, District, Dietetic Practice Group, or Awards Committee Chair during the last 10 years or an active participant of this Council.
  • Shall have time to travel. Requires approx. 10-12 days travel and meetings.
Delegate

Delegate [Shall serve a three (3) year term.]

  • Shall have been an elected officer of the Academy, the CA Academy, a District, or a Dietetic Practice Group.
  • Shall have time to travel. Requires approximately 15-17 days travel and meetings.
  • Shall expect to assume some non-reimbursable expenses.
  • Shall have demonstrated ability to clearly communicate issues and actions of the Academy and the CA Academy.
  • Shall be limited to two (2) consecutive terms.
  • Elections will be structured so that no more than 2 geographically based Delegates would be elected in any one year.

Delegate Geographical: Shall reside in the area of nomination

Area 1 — Bay Area District, Silicon Valley (Takes Office June 2024)
Area 2 — Northern Area Districts, Diablo Valley Districts (Takes Office June 2023)
Area 3 — Coastal Tri-Counties, Central Valley (Takes Office June 2022)
Area 4 — Los Angeles, Inland Districts (Takes Office June 2024)
Area 5 — San Diego, District Orange Districts (Takes Office June 2023)

Nominating Committee

Policy:  The Nominating Committee and Executive Director are all responsible for nomination and election process and work closely together to ensure that elections are held in an efficient, fair and timely manner. Identify and encourage qualified members to be nominated

Affirmative Action California Academy should seek leaders from underrepresented groups

Composition and Term of Office: The Nominating Committee is composed of five elected members. Three members are elected in odd years to serve a two-year term and two members are elected in even years to serve a two-year term.  The person receiving the most votes serves as chair in the following year.  Immediate Past President serves as an ex-officio member of the Nominating Committee

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Nominating Committee:
    1. The Nominating Committee shall compile and finalize the slate of nominees to be voted on by the members.
    2. Post-election, the Committee notifies all candidates of results.
  2. Executive Board
    1. Develop ways to encourage Leadership (Candidate) development in a systematic way.
    2. Identify and personally contact at least 3 members who have the potential characteristics and basic qualification to serve in an elected office
  3. Executive Director The ED provides support to the nominating committee, including:
    1. Providing support to the Nominating Committee, and prepares the candidate information summary
    2. Manages the set up and monitoring of online voting.
    3. Relays voting results to the Nominating Committee.

 

2022 Nominations will open in Summer 2021

Election Results – Voting February 1-15, 2022

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