Nominating Committee

Nominating Committee: This Committee shall have six members, serving as stated elsewhere in these Policies. It shall nominate members for offices and positions which the Policy Council determines shall be filled by an election. It shall put forward to the Policy Council suggested replacements for officers and Policy Council members who have vacated positions outside the normal nomination process. It shall maintain a file of members who are qualified to hold offices in the Society.

Unlike other standing committees, the Nominating Committee’s term of office runs from August 1st to July 31st. The President, Past President and President Elect in office on August 1st shall be on the committee with the Past President acting as chair. In addition three other members shall be appointed to the committee for staggered 3-year terms. Before or during the Winter Policy Council meeting the chair of the Nominating Committee shall submit to the Policy Council for approval the names of candidates to fill both the expected open positions and unscheduled vacancies not yet acted upon.

Retrieved from Policies of the System Dynamics Society, 2017.

Historical Descriptions:

Terms of References for
Nominating Committee

Purpose: Finding and nominating candidates for the vacant positions on the Policy Council.

Members and Terms:

The size of the Nominating Committee shall be 6 members, and its term shall run between Summer Policy Council Meetings (Unlike other committees and positions, the Nominating Committee’s term of office runs from August to July). Three members shall be the Past President (Chair), the President, and the President-Elect at the time of the Summer Policy Council Meeting; the other three members shall be appointed for staggered 3-year terms. [Policy Council Meeting, July 29, 2007Policy 7, Revised Policies of the System Dynamics Society].

Appointment to the Nominating Committee: The President shall submit to the Policy Council for approval the name(s) of candidates to fill the open position(s) for the upcoming year. [Policy 7, Revised Policies of the System Dynamics Society]

Responsibilities:

The Committee shall submit a single nomination for each position to be filled in the pending election. The Nominating Committee shall strive to ensure diversity on the Policy Council in terms of geographic representation, sex, and other factors deemed representative of the Society at large. The President shall publish all nominations made by the Nominating Committee in a letter to members mailed during the first quarter of the fiscal year [Policy 7, Revised Policies of the System Dynamics Society].

Reports to: President

Additional Notes:
The President shall publish all nominations made by the Nominating Committee in a letter to members mailed during the first quarter of the fiscal year [Policy 7, Revised Policies of the System Dynamics Society]