The Arizona Tactical Officer’s Association is seeking interest from those interested in running for the upcoming election of several Board of Directors positions. The current election process will focus on the following positions and will be for a two (2) year term with no term limits:
Qualifications: You must be a current Category I Active member of the ATOA. Category I membership is defined as current or former law enforcement member of a tactical response team of a governmental agency, honorably retired after at least twenty years of service, or on injury disability pension.
Category III Charter members are also eligible if they meet the requirements for a Category I Active membership and have had participated as part of the developmental process of the ATOA.
Duties of the President:
The President shall preside at the annual and any special meeting. He shall decide on all points of law and order, subject to review of the Board of Directors. He shall appoint all committees, and act as a Member, ex officio, of all committees, with the advice and consent of the Board of Directors. He shall appoint all positions not elected by the membership, with the advice and consent of the Board of Directors. In case of a tie vote, the President shall have the right to cast the deciding vote. He shall approve all checks drawn on the Association treasury. He shall call special meetings when deemed necessary, or when requested by a majority of the Board of Directors, or by twenty percent of the Members of the Association. Notification of special meetings must be made not later than forty-eight hours prior to the actual meeting. The President may cosign any properly issued checks. The President shall perform all other duties necessary to carry on the business of the Association.
Duties of the Secretary:
The Secretary shall keep a record of all transactions and correspondence of the Association’s annual and any other meetings. These minutes shall be entered into a regular log book, and shall be read before the body at the next Annual Meeting following the meeting for which the minutes are recorded, and a copy shall be made available to each Member. He shall include a reading of all bills and the action taken on them, and the Treasurer’s report. He shall keep a record of all property and equipment belonging to the Association. The Secretary may cosign, with the Treasurer or the President, any properly issued checks. The Secretary shall keep, in a separate book, all amendments to the Constitution and Bylaws voted in the affirmative by the body. This book shall be known as the “Amendment Book.”
The Secretary will:
- Give all notices as provided in the bylaws or as required by law.
- Take minutes of the meetings of the members and the Board and keep the minutes as part of the Corporate records.
- Keep a register of the mailing address of each director, officer,and member of the Corporation.
- Perform duties as assigned by the President or the Board.
- Perform all duties incident to the office of the secretary.
Members interested in running for any of the listed positions should submit a resume and a cover letter containing a brief summary of what position they would like to be consider for and why they are interested in that position. All resumes and cover letters should be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by October 1st, 2016. Once all resumes and cover letters have been received the election committee will review each candidate to ensure that they meet the minimum qualifications as established by ATOA By-Laws. Qualified candidates will then participate in an election process that will be facilitated through an on-line survey system with results tabulated prior to the annual Conference. Election results will be announced at the Conference on October 20th, 2016 and the elected positions shall take office after the Conference. Arrangements for the installation of the new Board shall be handled by the President or his designee.
If you have any questions about the election process or any of the elected positions please contact the ATOA Secretary, Jon Brambila, at email@example.com.