Nominations Committee News

Committee Chairs

  • Jim Trent


Committee Role

The NOM committee is established once each year to nominate candidates for positions on the Executive Board.  Candidates are presented to members in May, with elections held in June.  Board seats are rotating 2-year terms, with roughly half of the seats elected each year.
  • 28 May 2015 3:42 PM | Anonymous

    On June 9, GFCA members will vote to fill vacant or expiring positions.  Candidates are listed below.

    At the Town Meeting on May 12, 2015 at Forestville Elementary School, the Nominations Committee nominated the following GFCA members for the positions below.  All members are active in GFCA and are in good standing with GFCA.  There were no nominations from the floor at the May 12th meeting.  There are still two vacant positions for which we are looking for good candidates.  The nominees were given the opportunity to speak briefly. 

    Elections will take place during the GFCA June 9 Town Meeting.  Subsequent to the elections, the GFCA Executive Board may consider other nominees to fill vacant positions until the next elections.

    Officer one-year nominees through June 30, 2016:

    • President            --  Eric Knudsen (Re-Nomination)
    • Vice-President  --  Bill Canis (Re-Nomination)
    Officer two-year nominees through June 30, 2017:

    • Secretary            --  Dawn MacPhee (Former Director)
    • Treasurer           --  Bud Thompson (Re-Nomination)

    Director two-year nominees through June 30, 2017:

    • Ruth Carver (Re-Nomination)
    • Wayne Foley (Re-Nomination)
    • Torsten Kracht (Re-Nomination)
    • Gary Pan (New)
    • Edward Phillips (HOA Re-Nomination)
    • Donald “Phil” Whitworth (New)

  • 01 Apr 2015 5:09 PM | Anonymous

    The Nominating Committee Chair plus four other committee members are appointed by a majority vote of the Executive Board; no more than two may be members of the Executive Board.  Nominees shall be communicated to the GFCA membership at least 14 days prior to the May GFCA Town Meeting.   

    The GFCA Executive Board has four elected officers, a non-elected Immediate Past President, 12 non-HOA and 4 HOA elected Board members plus 4 HOA elected Alternates who may vote only if their Primary HOA member is absent.  All elected officials serve two-year staggered terms, except the President and Vice-President whose terms are for one year. GFCA nominations, which can exceed the number of slots available, are presented at the GFCA May Town Meeting at which time floor nominations of anyone a member of GFCA also can be made. The actual election is held at the Grange GFCA Town Meeting on the second Tuesday of June. The GFCA Board can fill interim vacancies occurring before a term completion.

    Per a By-Law revision, effective July 2013, the Executive Board was increased from 17 to 21 via the addition of four new directors specifically from HOAs in Great Falls. 

      The Committee attempts to formulate a slate that provides geographic representation from throughout the Great Falls community.  Candidates must be GFCA members in good standing. Any new or existing officer and Board member whose membership expires prior to June 30th must renew before elections in June. Incumbent reviews include committee work and accomplishments, attendance, plus decorum and effectiveness at Board and Committee meetings.

    The Committee divides functions, each recommends some specific nominations and works together as a team. Via the GFCA Newsletter and Website, and at meetings, between February and April, GFCA members are encouraged to submit nominee recommendations to any Committee member, and, those received are reviewed and some considered.  The Committee recommends Nominees at the annual May GFCA Town Meeting and is responsible for all aspects of the election held at the June Town Meeting.    

    Candidate nominations can be submitted to the committee by email to:  

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