Lead the Field through Service on the
Board of the National Council on Problem Gambling

The Board of Directors of the National Council on Problem Gambling invites NCPG Members to nominate candidates for Board positions that will be effective July 2017 – 2020.Serving on the NCPG Board of Directors is an opportunity to join other dedicated individuals in becoming a driving force behind the success of the National Council’s mission. Your leadership and expertise can help build NCPG Membership, guide policies, implement strategies and achieve organizational goals. Board Members enjoy unique opportunities to use and increase their contacts in the field as well as the entire scope of their skills and experience. And what better way to leave your mark on the problem gambling field than to serve as an NCPG Board Member? Every year, there are five Directors whose terms are ending. This year, they are:
-Mark Farrell (Individual)
-Nan Horner (Organizational)
-Maureen Greeley (Affiliate)
-Tom Moore (Affiliate)
-Chip Polston (Affiliate)
Maureen has completed her 2nd full term and is thus unable to run for re-election. Tom is not running for another term. Mark, Nan and Chip are running for a second term.How can you participate?

This year, five (5) people will be elected to the Board of Directors, each to serve a three-year term. Directors may serve a maximum of two terms. This year, Directors will be from the following categories:
• Affiliate (3)
• Individual (1)
• Organizational (1)

The three current Directors who are seeking a second term have been placed on the ballot: Mark Farrell in the Individual category, Nan Horner in the Organizational category and Chip Polston in the Affiliate category.

We invite NCPG Members to nominate candidate(s) in the NCPG membership category to which you belong to be placed on the 2017 ballot. In accordance with NCPG bylaws:
–if you are an Affiliate Representative, you may nominate only other Affiliate Representatives.
–if you are an Organizational Representative, you may nominate only other Organizational Representatives.
–if you are an Individual member, you may nominate only other Individual members (including Individual Plus, Joint, Joint Plus, Honored Senior, Student, Peer and Co-Member).

Eligibility Requirements

Candidates must be current members of the National Council on Problem Gambling and have been a member for at least 12 months in the previous 36 months in one or more categories. Their current Membership must be in the category for which they are nominated. Please contact the NCPG office if you have any questions about your Membership status.

How to Make a Nomination

If you wish to nominate someone, please first confirm that they are willing to serve and that they are in the same Membership category as you are.

Two forms must be completed online by 5:00 PM EDT on Monday, May 1, 2017.

NOMINATION FORM to be completed by the nominator with assistance from the candidate (nominee) as needed.

WILLINGNESS TO BE NOMINATED FORM to be completed by the candidate (nominee).

The process to nominate yourself is similar – complete both forms online. That’s all it takes to make a nomination!

Timeline and Voting Process

Nominations Deadline

All nomination forms must be submitted online by 5:00 PM EDT on Monday May 1, 2017.

Voting

Voting will begin on in mid-May and end at 5:00 PM EDT on Tuesday, May 30. All current NCPG Members are eligible to vote on all open seats. The Nominations and Elections Committee will tabulate the ballot results and those individuals elected will be contacted by the Committee.

Announcement

Formal announcement of election results will be at the NCPG Members Annual Meeting on Thursday, July 20, 2017 in Portland, Oregon at the 31st National Conference on Problem Gambling.

Thank you for being involved in the National Council on Problem Gambling. We are strong because of our Members and our Affiliates. Members serving on the Board play an integral role in the overall effectiveness and professionalism of the Council. We appreciate your work!

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Questions?

Jeff Beck, Nominations and Elections Committee Chair: 667-214-2128 (Jbeck@psych.umaryland.edu) or NCPG Deputy Director for Advancement Barbara Rollins, 202-547-9204 x 25 (members@ncpgambling.org).

Enclosures:
NCPG Board Responsibilities
Code of Conduct