2021 Election

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2021 Election

Message from Bumper Moylan, IAAI-CFI
Chairman, IAAI Election Committee
 
Voting for the election of an IAAI Second Vice President, four members of the IAAI Board of Directors, one Director for the IAAI Foundation, and two proposed Constitution & By-Law amendments is now open. It is extremely important that you exercise your right to vote.
 
We believe it is your obligation as a member to participate and select the most qualified candidates. Please do not let others determine the direction of this Association.

Voting Instructions: Only Active and Life members have voting privileges. Please check to make sure your membership is current. If you have difficulty accessing the members-only section, please contact the IAAI Office 800-468-IAAI or via email at membership@firearson.com.
 
Voting will end at noon Eastern Daylight Time on Tuesday, April 20, before the Annual General Meeting at the 2021 ITC in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
 
Thank you for voting in the 2021 IAAI Election!
 

 
2021 IAAI SECOND VICE PRESIDENT CANDIDATES (one seat open)
 

2021 IAAI BOARD OF DIRECTOR CANDIDATES (four seats open)
Proposed # 2020-01 (to revise and amend Article IV Sections 1-11)
 
ARTICLE IV - GOVERNMENT
 
Section 1. Board of Directors. The Government of this Association shall be vested in a Board of Directors, consisting of the President, the First Vice President, the Second Vice President, Immediate Past President and (12) elected Directors. Nine members of the Board shall constitute a quorum.
 
Section 2. Duties and Powers. The Board shall have full power to initiate and transact all kinds of business necessary to the existence of the Association and the observances of its purposes. The board shall determine the date and location of the annual meeting and shall outline the program of activities during such meeting. They shall have general powers to direct, control, and supervise the affairs of the Association. The Board shall appoint an Executive Director, Editor, Assistant Editor, and Legal Counsel, who shall serve at the pleasure of the Board. All officers of the International Association of Arson Investigators, Inc. are expected to encourage, aid, and assist in every way possible in the development and activities of Chapters.
 
Section 3. The Executive Team shall consist of the President, Vice Presidents and the Immediate Past President.
 
Section 4. President. The President shall be the Chief Executive Officer of the Association, and it shall be his/her responsibility to supervise and coordinate the activities of the Association with the Executive Team.
 
A. The President shall preside at meetings of the Association and of the Board of Directors.
B. He/she shall appoint appropriate committees for the conduct of the activities of the Association with the consensus of the Executive Team, and in addition, he/she shall require reports at each Annual General Meeting and as otherwise desired from the committees so appointed and from the officers of the Association.
C. At each Annual General Meeting of the Association, he/she shall announce to the membership those individuals appointed to serve on the Nominating Committee. In addition, he/she shall require reports at each Annual General Meeting, and as otherwise desired from the committees so appointed and from the officers of Association.
D. The President may appoint a task group, work group or team to develop, review or provide recommendations for special projects or initiatives for the good of the Association. Such task group, work group, or team shall operate for a period not to exceed 180 days. The President may extend the group or team for an additional 90 days (for a maximum of two extensions) upon written request from the group or team lead with the consensus of the Executive Team.
E. The President shall appoint the Sergeant-at-Arms, and perform other duties as listed in the Standard Operating Procedure for the office of President.
F. At the Annual General Meeting of the Association, he/she may call upon a designated representative of all chapters to report to the membership regarding the activities of the chapter during the past year. The President of the Association shall be an ex-officio member of the Board of Directors of all chapters.
 
A. The Executive Team shall consist of the President, Vice Presidents and the immediate Past President.
 
Section 4 5. First Vice President. In the absence of the President, the First Vice President shall be the Chief Executive Officer and shall act as such. He/she shall perform liaison with committees as required, and shall also be a member of the Budget and Finance Committee. The First Vice President shall participate in the Executive Team, and perform other duties as listed in the Standard Operating Procedure for the office of First Vice President.
 
Section 6. Second Vice President. In the absence of the President and First Vice President, the Second Vice President shall perform the duties of the President. The Second Vice President shall serve as liaison with committees for Board reports and assistance, and shall also be a member of the Budget and Finance Committee. The Second Vice President shall assist the President and First Vice President as required, participate in the Executive Team and perform other duties as listed in the Standard Operating Procedure for the office of Second Vice President. Section
 
7. Executive Director. The Executive Director shall be the Chief Operating Officer of the Association, and shall be responsible for the day to day management and administration of the organization, and shall oversee all activities and functions of the IAAI. He/she shall work with the Officers and Directors to advance the goals and objectives of the Association, and shall perform other duties as listed in the Executive Director Standard Operating Procedure. The Executive Director shall be a permanent member of the Seminar Site Selection Committee, and shall be responsible for logistical and operational aspects of the International Training Conference.
 
The Executive Director shall keep the record and minutes of the Association and shall maintain currently the roll of members, the Constitution and all other documents of value. It shall be his/her duty to receive and acknowledge all communications of the Association addressed to him/her or that may be submitted to him/her by officers of the Association, and perform such duties as assigned by the President.
 
He/she shall be custodian and sole depositor of the funds of the Association and shall disburse such funds by check as herein authorized or upon approval of the Board of Directors for purposes, which promote the welfare, and objectives of this Association. He/she shall render a completed summary of all income, disbursements and balances whenever required by the Board and to the members at each regular meeting. A written copy of this report shall be made available to any member upon request.
 
Section 7 8. Ex-Officio Members. The immediate Past President shall be a voting member of the Board. All other Ex-Officio Members shall have privilege of attending and participating in all meetings of the Board, but shall not have voting power in such meetings. The Executive Director, Past Presidents and General Counsel shall be Ex-Officio members of the Board.
 
Section 8 9. Indemnification. Every Director, principal officer or employee of the Association shall be indemnified by the Association against all expenses and liabilities, including counsel fees reasonably incurred or imposed in connection with any legal proceeding to which they may be made a part to, or become involved in by reason of their position past or present, except in such cases wherein they are adjudged guilty of willful misfeasance or malfeasance in the performance of duties of their office
 
Section 9 10. Nominating Procedures. The Nominating Committee shall determine, at its sole discretion eligibility to hold office according to the following requirements:
 
The candidate has been an active IAAI member for at least five (5) years.
 
The candidate has a minimum of five (5) years’ experience in a responsible position in some phase of arson prevention and suppression, fire service, law enforcement or civil investigation of arson.
 
The candidate has attended a minimum of three (3) IAAI International Training Conferences (ITC)/Annual General Meetings (AGM) within the preceding six (6) years.
 
The candidate demonstrates significant service to the IAAI including active participation in committee work or special projects.
 
The candidate has established a favorable reputation of personal integrity and professionalism.
 
If a candidate lives in an area where a Chapter exists, the Committee shall consider if the candidate has Chapter support, a record attendance and active participation at the Chapter level.
 
Nominations may be made:
 
From the floor of the Annual General Meeting; and
 
In writing during a period of time and in a manner prescribed by the Nominating Committee;
 
The Nominating Committee shall report to the Board for approval of candidates who may stand for election.
 
Section 10 11. Election.
 
A. Only one Board member (excluding officers) may be elected from each State, Territory, District, Chapter or Province and must serve at least three years as a member of the Board before being eligible for election to a higher office.
 
B. No member can be nominated for more than one position per election.
 
C. Nominating Committee members cannot be nominated for an elective office without first resigning from the Nominating Committee.
 
D. Vice Presidents shall advance to the next vacancy until reaching the office of president unless removed for cause by the Board.
 
E. In the event of a tie vote between candidates for the same position, a ballot will be conducted during the Annual General Meeting and will contain the names of the tying candidates only. This ballot will be used to determine the successful candidate, and will be repeated as often as necessary until the position is filled. If after three (3) such ballots the tie still exists, a mandatory fifteen (15) minute recess will be called, after which the balloting will be continued.
 
F. The Board of Directors will arrange for ballots listing all qualified candidates, with Chapter designation, in an order selected at random.
 
G. Except as required in Section 10, E, voting shall take place prior to the Annual General Meeting, in accordance with procedures set by the Board of Directors at the time of the posting of the candidates.
 
H. Members may receive and cast their ballots upon proper verification of active membership.
 
I. The results of the election shall be received and announced by the Chairman of the Election Committee at the Annual General Meeting (AGM).

Proposed # 2020-02 (to revise and amend Article V, Section 4)
 
ARTICLE V - COMMITTEES
 
Section 4. A member shall serve as the Chairperson of only one committee and shall serve on a maximum of two committees. In addition, a member may serve on a maximum of three task groups. work groups or teams as established by the President per Article IV, Government, Section 4-D.