2017 Elections

Call For Nominations!

APA Idaho is now accepting nominations for the following board positions:

District One Representative

District Two Representative

District Three Representative

District Four Representative

District Five Representative

District Six Representative

The APA Idaho Board is a great way to give back to the planning profession in Idaho, develop real skills as board member, and build an organization you can be proud of.

Nominations are due now. Please send your nomination (including name, position running for, and contact information to mgresham@achdidaho.org.  Full bios and position statements are due in early June, so don’t delay! For an overview of each region visit http://idahoapa.org/idaho-chapter/regions/.

Elections are held online in August and results are announced at the APA Idaho 2017 Conference and here.

If you have any questions, please contact Sabrina Minshall at sminshall@compassidaho.org or Maureen Gresham at mgresham@achdidaho.org.

Campaigning Rules and Best Practices

Any mailing or mass unsolicited email, or any other electronic campaign communication by candidates or members, with the exception of endorsements by components of APA (e.g. Chapters, Divisions, PSOs), are prohibited. (The purpose is to prohibit campaigning by candidates, or by the current organizational leadership.) APA and AICP will not provide mailing lists or labels for nominees to use. Nominees and members of the Association are expected to behave in accordance with these rules, and only speak about the candidates they support.

APA and AICP will set up web pages for candidates on www.planning.org. Candidates Background/Experience and Position Statements, responses to the Consolidated Component Questionnaire, and optional photographs will be included on the Candidate web pages. Candidates are encouraged to use this web space creatively, but links to other websites are not allowed.

Inclusion of photographs of the nominee on the web sites is optional, at the discretion of the individual nominees. Details are provided in Policies and Procedures Section 4.2.

Negative campaigning is prohibited. Potential candidates shall not impugn the character, motivation or integrity of other candidates.

No candidate shall write, or cause to be written, campaign letters or e-mail messages to be published or circulated. Election Policies and Procedures 2017 — 6 —

Any member who is not a candidate has the privilege of seeking the support of colleagues on behalf of a candidate by means of verbal or written contacts. These contacts are limited to positive statements on behalf of someone’s candidacy. Negative statements about a candidates’ opponent in any manner are strictly prohibited.

Members of the Association have the privilege to speak on behalf of the candidates they support. Candidates shall not characterize the positions or qualifications of other candidates, or other APA members.