Please comment on proposed IHLS Bylaws Change

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Every year, the board appointed nominating committee works hard to craft a strong slate of candidates for IHLS board positions that will be open for the coming fiscal year. When the process is completed, the nominating committee presents a report to the board detailing how the process played out and recommendations for improvement. This year, a recommendation was made that requires revision of board policy. The revision has to do with what consideration should be given to incumbent board member who is running for a second term.

You can find the proposed revision below: 

Proposed Changes to Article VI Board of Directors, Section 4 Nominating Committee for the Board of Directors

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b. The Nominating Committee shall prepare a ballot and certify that all candidates are eligible electors in the geographic area of the System. The ballot will include no more than four (4) six (6) eligible candidates for each open seat. Any incumbent board member running for a second term will automatically be awarded a slot on the ballot. In the event that there are no eligible candidates for an open position on the IHLS board, there will be a write-in vote. Any viable write-in candidate will be required to meet all eligibility criteria for the specific board position and must receive a minimum of five (5) affirmative votes in order to win election. The nominating committee must verify the winning candidate. If there is no clear winner from the write-in vote, the president will appoint a new board member.


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Sarah Bush Lincoln Health System
Six seems like a lot of candidates and might be hard to get many votes for each.

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