Several board positions are available in the next election of the International Association of Lighting Designers, and thanks to changes in the organizations by-laws that were adopted in April, the election process is different.

This year, instead of an elections committee appointed by the board, elections will be coordinated by a nominations and elections committee, reporting to the director of membership. The committee has seven members, including Philip Gabriel, JoAnne Lindsley, Gary Steffy, John Bos, Pamela Hull Wilson, Randy Burkett, and one additional associate member to be announced.

Thus, the members of the nominations and election committee are inviting any candidate interested in an office to submit his or her name by September 10.

There are two ways to get your name placed on the ballot. You may apply to the nominations and elections committee for consideration by submitting in writing a statement of candidacy indicating your name, membership grade, the position in which you are interested, and a brief statement of qualifications and interest. Or you may secure the written nomination of at least ten voting members of the association. The candidate with the greatest number of nominations from the membership for the specific office will be placed on the ballot. Nominations must be submitted by the individual nominator in writing—email and fax are acceptable—to the office. Again, you must submit in writing a statement of candidacy indicating your name, membership grade, the position in which you are interested, and a brief statement of qualification and interest.

The positions up for election in 2002 include president, director of finance, director of marketing and communications, director and large, and two positions on the membership committee.

You may send nominations and other information to the chair of the nominations and elections committee, in care of the IALD office, either by email at elections@iald.org, by fax by 312-527-3680, or by mail to IALD, Suite 9-104, The Merchandise Mart, Chicago, IL 60654, USA.