NAMI Board elections take place at the Annual meeting which will be held in conjunction with the Convention in September 2014. The call for nominations will go out in January 2014.
Five (5) candidates will be elected to serve for the standard three-year term. After the new year, check this page for more information about the voting process.
Nominees must be NAMI members and members of the NAMI Affiliate or NAMI State Organization making the nomination. Nominations may be made only by NAMI Affiliates and NAMI State Organizations that have submitted their membership and paid dues by the nomination deadline. Each NAMI Affiliate and NAMI State Organization may nominate no more than one candidate. Nominations must be received by NAMI no later than June 7, 2014 (90 days prior to the NAMI Annual Convention) and addressed to:
NAMI Elections 2014
Attn: Lynn Borton
3803 North Fairfax Drive, Suite 100
Arlington, VA 22203
A nomination form is now available below. The form must be accompanied by a nomination letter made on the letterhead of the nominating NAMI Affiliate or NAMI State Organization, including evidence of authorization by the board of the NAMI Affiliate or NAMI State Organization to make the nomination, and be signed by the chief officer of the NAMI Affiliate or NAMI State Organization. (If the chief officer is the nominee, then another proper officer must sign.) Nominations via e-mail may be submitted to email@example.com if electronically signed.
To ensure compliance with NAMI’s Bylaws, 75 percent of the NAMI Board must be “persons who have or have had mental illness, or parents or other relatives thereof.” Candidates will be asked to make a statement to this effect. No more than five (5) members who do not have a lived experience with mental illness themselves or as a relative may serve on the NAMI Board at any time. All current NAMI Board members identify as having lived experience.