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The voting for the 2016 WAPOR election is currently underway and is open to all members who paid dues for 2016.

This year votes are being cast for Vice President/President-Elect and Chair of the Professional Standards Committee.  The term of each position begins January 1, 2017.

The Vice President/President-Elect will serve on the WAPOR Council for a total of six years—two as Vice President, two as President and two as Past President. The WAPOR Constitution states: “The President shall be responsible for fulfilling the purposes of the Association as its chief representative. S/He shall preside at Council, Executive Council, and the Business Meeting, and serve as the official representative of WAPOR in its relations with other organizations and the public.  S/He shall report from time to time to the membership about his or her activities and the activities of the Council and the Executive Council during the year.  The Vice President shall act as the President’s deputy.  S/He shall automatically become President the following term. S/He shall take over the Presidency if the office becomes vacant.”

Candidates are Marita Carballo and Mark Gill.

The Chair of the Professional Standards Committee serves a two year term.  The WAPOR Constitution states: “The Committee on Professional Standards shall review and adjust – where necessary – the Code of Professional Ethics and Practices and propose amendments from time to time to keep it consistent with contemporary needs and technology and to promote its observance within the profession.  For this purpose it shall seek cooperation with other associations in the field.”

Candidates are Mari Harris and Timothy Johnson.

Voting ends on November 3, 2016. Winners will be announced to the membership via email and will be posted on the WAPOR website following the notification of all candidates by November 15. 

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