ADC Board of Directors 2023 Call for Nominations

Please review the following information in detail before submitting your application.  Nominations must be received no later than October 12, 2022, to be considered.  Please contact Ainura Johnson at ajohnson@defensecommunities.org regarding the submission process.

BACKGROUND

As outlined in the organization bylaws, the Association of Defense Communities is governed by a fifteen (15) member Board of directors.  This Board is comprised of fourteen (14) elected Directors and the Past-President.  The bylaws also establish a nominating committee comprised of both Board members and members-at-large to create a slate for members to consider at the annual meeting. This current nomination process is for the election that will occur in early March 2023 in conjunction with the 2023 Defense Community Summit. All those elected to the seats in March 2023 will begin their three-year terms commencing immediately.

The nominations process is designed to attract applications from the best possible candidates for the ADC Board of Directors by establishing clear selection criteria and providing a transparent method for evaluating candidates. The ADC Nominations Committee’s process is based on a “strongest candidate” approach designed to find the best people possible to serve and support the organization. Our ideal candidates fall into one or more of the following categories:

  • Community or state-level advocate;
  • Expert in installation management or redevelopment;
  • Leader in military-community partnerships; and/or
  • Knowledgeable about national military/defense policy issues.

ADC strives to achieve a Board of Directors that is representative of its members’ multiple constituencies, including base closure communities, states or active communities, and the for-profit private sector, with a goal that no less than two-thirds (2/3) of the Directors shall be representative of public sector constituencies.

Members also elect the officers of ADC — President, a Vice President and a Treasurer from among the Board of Directors.  Each to serve for a term of two (2) years or until their successor is elected and qualified.  The President and Vice President so elected shall be representative of a public entity including a base closure community or a state or active base community.

2023 BOARD NOMINATION DETAILS

For 2023, we anticipate four (4) director seats will be up for election and two (2) officer positions – President and Vice President.  Three of the four director seats up for election next year are currently occupied by Board members who are eligible for a second three-year term.  The final seat is currently occupied by the ADC President who will transition to Past-President when a new President is elected.

At this time, the committee is planning for one (1) new Board member to be  added to the Board in 2023. Based on the current Board composition, this position will likely be a public sector representative. There may be additional open seats  – both public and private – that will be considered before the March 2023 annual meeting.    All members who are interested and in good standing are encouraged to consider participating in the process.

The call-for-nomination process is open through October 12, 2022.  Candidates are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible.  The committee will identify candidates to be interviewed by October 14, 2022. Details regarding interviews are provided below.  The committee will announce its final slate of candidates in early 2023.

CRITERIA

The Nominations Committee will use the following criteria to select a slate of candidates for Board positions in 2023:

  • Membership Status and Involvement. You or your organization are a member in good standing. You or your organization have been an active member in ADC through direct involvement in volunteer activities as well as attendance and participation at ADC events;
  • Leadership Role. You currently serve in a role that supports defense community, installation management or installation redevelopment activities. You serve in a leadership capacity for your organization, and have held that position for at least two years;
  • Knowledge and Expertise. You have significant background and experience and are considered an expert in one or more of the following areas: (1) defense community or state-level advocacy; (2) installation management/redevelopment; (3) community/military partnerships; or (4) national military/defense policy;
  • Availability and Willingness to Serve. You are expecting to remain employed at the organization supporting your nomination for the next three years. You are capable of participating in and supporting travel for two or three in-person Board meetings annually, usually in conjunction with ADC conferences. You have no conflict of interest that would impact your role as a Board member; and
  • Value and Impact. You have specific ideas and energy that you will bring to the Board as it relates to ADC’s strategic goals.
  • Diversity. As an organization, ADC is striving to enhance the diversity of its leadership.  This includes race, gender, age, geography, military-service connections and past professional experience and background.

IMPORTANT: BOARD CANDIDATE INTERVIEWS

The Nominations Committee will use the following criteria to select a slate of candidates for Board positions in 2023:

  • Membership Status and Involvement. You or your organization are a member in good standing. You or your organization have been an active member in ADC through direct involvement in volunteer activities as well as attendance and participation at ADC events;
  • Leadership Role. You currently serve in a role that supports defense community, installation management or installation redevelopment activities. You serve in a leadership capacity for your organization, and have held that position for at least two years;
  • Knowledge and Expertise. You have significant background and experience and are considered an expert in one or more of the following areas: (1) defense community or state-level advocacy; (2) installation management/redevelopment; (3) community/military partnerships; or (4) national military/defense policy;
  • Availability and Willingness to Serve. You are expecting to remain employed at the organization supporting your nomination for the next three years. You are capable of participating in and supporting travel for two or three in-person Board meetings annually, usually in conjunction with ADC conferences. You have no conflict of interest that would impact your role as a Board member; and
  • Value and Impact. You have specific ideas and energy that you will bring to the Board as it relates to ADC’s strategic goals.
  • Diversity. As an organization, ADC is striving to enhance the diversity of its leadership.  This includes race, gender, age, geography, military-service connections and past professional experience and background.

DIRECTIONS:

Step 1: Review the criteria, process and make sure your organization is in good standing.  To inquire about your membership status, please contact Ainura Johnson at ajohnson@defensecommunities.org.

Step 2: Complete the nomination application [link to form]  and submit it by email before 5 PM ET on October 12, 2022.  Please make sure you complete all sections of the application.  No additional information beyond the application is needed.  The committee does not accept letters or outside endorsements.

If you  would like to discuss the opportunity further, please reach out to ADC’s CEO, Tim Ford at tford@defensecommunities.org.