Call for Nominations (Nominations for 2014-2015 are now closed)

We need good people from around the State to continue the tradition of dedication and commitment set by current and past officers and board members.  Become involved, consider running for the Board of Directors in 2014!

The Nomination Committee of the TJA will be selecting a slate of candidates for the following positions:

 

SECOND VICE PRESIDENT

The person elected will serve progressively and become your President in the year 2016. Only voting members of the Association who are in good standing shall be eligible to hold office. The member must have completed at least one full year of service on the Board of Directors to be eligible for this position. The member elected to the position serves as the Training Chairman and is responsible for the next annual conference and all training through the year. This position requires time and travel in excess of regular Board meetings

 

THIRD VICE PRESIDENT

The person elected will serve progressively through the vice presidential chairs to become your president in the year 2017. Only voting members of the Association who are in good standing shall be eligible to hold office. The member must have completed at least one full year of service on the Board of Directors to be eligible for this position. The member elected to the position serves as the Membership Chairman and is responsible for the recruiting and retention of our membership along with other executive duties.

 

TREASURER

The Treasurer is responsible for keeping accurate records of all financial dealings of the TJA.  This position requires not only Board meeting attendance but to otherwise be available for audit, tax, and routine payment purposes. This person should possess financial acumen and have a thorough working knowledge of the Association. They serve on the Executive Committee in addition to the Finance Committee.

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS – Two Positions Available

The Board of Directors shall be the governing body of the Association.  The President shall be the presiding officer at all board meetings.  The Board shall be empowered to authorize expenditures for the general business of the Association, authorize additional expenditures, and set appropriate charges.  The Board may enter into any agreement or contract with other personnel or organizations for the advancement of the Association.  Members elected to this position shall serve a three year term in office.

 

NOMINATION PROCESS

Nominations with an attached resume, picture, and letter of endorsement from the agency head are to be returned to TJA Headquarters, Attention:  Sharese Hurst, Box 2296, Huntsville, Texas  77341-2296.   All packets will be sent to the Nomination Committee Chair for verification of eligibility and distribution to committee members. 

 

Guidelines for nominations

 

  1. Individuals must be professional members in good standing as specified in the by-laws at the time of nomination.
  2. Nominating Committee members shall not be considered for office.
  3. Only hard copies of nominations will be considered.  Self-nominations are acceptable. 
  4. Office being sought shall be identified in the nomination.
  5. Endorsement of the affected agency head must accompany the nomination.  Nominations lacking the agency head’s endorsement will not be considered for office.
  6. Elections shall be conducted in accordance with the provisions of Article VI of the by-laws.

 

Nominations must be received by March 14, 2014All nominations shall contain the following for consideration:  Full Name, Current Occupation, Official Title, Business Address and Phone Number, a brief biographical sketch (not to exceed 50 words), letter of endorsement from the agency head, and a picture to be included on the ballot.  Nominations received after the deadline cannot be considered. 

 

*Successful nominees should have the support of their Sheriff because the positions require significant time and travel away from the office. The duties may include teaching throughout the State, conference preparation, speaker introduction and class moderation, registration, reconciliation of monies, and inventory. If you possess the skillset, knowledge, dedication and commitment to service, TJA is looking for you. The rewards are great and the benefits are many. Be an integral part of an Association whose mission is advancing the professional career of corrections. 

 

Nomination Committee

Chair:

Kim Howell

1st Vice President, TJA

Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office

(806) 775-7005

(806) 775-7979 fax

khowell@co.lubbock.tx.us

 

Bill Bryan

Parliamentarian: Past President

(254)780-0288

wjb@vvm.com

 

Aimee Jordan

Member-at-Large

Dallas County Sheriff’s Office

(214)565-1184

aimeejordan@dallascounty.org