The BMCA Board is considering proposing a BMCA By-Laws change to extend the eligibility of the President and Vice President (VP) to serve two consecutive two year terms (vs. the single, two year term they are currently limited to). It takes at least a year for these officers to get up and running at full speed, so that leaves only one year for full productivity. Allowing them to run for a second term will provide them, if duly reelected, an additional two years to implement their initiatives and improvements they are attempting to put in place. Again, getting a second term would not be automatic, they would have to run for a second term, then be appropriately reelected at the appropriate June BMCA Board meeting. Others could always run for the President or VP position as well at the end of the incumbents first term.
Accordingly, the BMCA Board considering proposing the following change to Article IV, Section 7 of the BMCA By-laws (proposed changes highlighted in red):
- Election of Officers and Directors. All Officers and Directors of the Association shall be elected at the regular June meeting of the Association, with terms of office for those so elected commencing upon adjournment of the meeting at which such election shall have taken place.Once elected, Officers shall hold office for a term of two years, or until their successors shall have been duly elected. No The President or Vice-President may only serve up to two consecutive terms, if duly reelected for the second term. The Treasurer and Secretary have no limits on the consecutive terms they may serve, as duly reelected. Directors shall serve for a period term of two years and may serve up to a maximum of two consecutive terms. To provide for staggered terms, at least two Board members shall be elected each year. In addition, the outgoing President shall automatically become a member of the Board for one term (two years) if the Nominating Committee ascertains that this member will serve. Nominations for officers and Directors shall be made by the Nominating Committee and may also be made from the floor at the meeting in which the election is held. The consent of a candidate must be obtained before that name is placed in nomination. Election shall be by ballot, and a majority of those present and voting shall constitute an election.