The ExComm at ROOTS Week 2018. From L-R: (Back) Jonathan Clark, Charmaine Minniefield, Hasan Davis, Kim Pevia, Samuel Valdez, SaBrina Jeffcoat. (Front) Eli Lakes, Michelle Ramos, Nicole Garneau, Monique Davis.
Nominations for Executive Committee service for 2019-2020 are open until June 26th! ROOTS wants you, ROOTS needs you, and we have a short nomination form for you to fill out below.
How to Nominate
Alternate ROOTS seeks leaders and learners for service on the 2019/2020 Executive Committee. The nomination process is open from June 7 to Tuesday, June 26th. Both general and voting members with current dues can be nominated or self-nominate. If you choose to nominate someone else, please make sure you talk with the nominee in advance of completing the application to obtain consent.
Nominations will close this year on June 26th so that all nominations can be carefully considered and a slate can be proposed for an early voting period beginning on Tuesday, July 17th. Early voting will be from July 17th through the annual business meeting at ROOTS Week 2019, at which point the early votes and in-person votes will be tallied together to elect the new slate. The new slate will transition into service after approved at ROOTS Week. ROOTS Week will serve as an initial point of orientation for new ExComm members and an opportunity to celebrate and close out the work of the current ExComm. You’ll receive more information about the election process and early voting period before voting begins this summer.
Please think about the leaders in your region who are deeply connected to the work of Alternate ROOTS. Take a moment to nominate your own bad self (be your own hero!) or someone you think is radically cool, collected, and ready to lead. We need a strategically chosen body with the capacities, experiences, and qualities required to guide and lift up the organization to achieve our mission.
We’re looking to build an Executive Committee who, taken as a whole, will have the following qualities, experience and strengths.
We have highlighted the areas that have been identified by the Board Development Committee and staff as places where we would like ExComm to grow.
✓ critical analysis and discourse to support ROOTS in addressing national cultural policy and current issues within the field and region
✓ diversity to represent ROOTS membership and reflect the U.S. South across multiple dimensions including race and ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, class and education, ability, religion, geographic location, age and experience, artistic discipline
✓ financial and fundraising experience to guide ROOTS fiscal and fiduciary oversight as well as resource-building
✓ organizational development to support ROOTS in management, planning, and evaluation
✓ organizational history to provide context and a sense of ROOTS’ legacy
✓ organizing and advocacy to support ROOTS in mobilizing our base, developing our leadership, and affecting change toward our mission
✓ representation of core work groups within ROOTS to support communication and collaboration across the organization’s membership and participation structures
✓ strategy and vision to support ROOTS in envisioning and enacting our mission, in particular with implementation and guidance in the new Strategic Plan 2020-2023.
✓ generating enthusiasm around serving on ExComm, especially in regard to attracting ROOTS Members ages 30 and under.
✓ working to develop a love-filled conflict-resolution process to be utilized alongside newly implemented policies (ie sexual harassment policy, etc.)
✓ Support with implementation/oversight of the Strategic Plan 2020-2023
✓ In person meetings (2-3 times per year) for 2-3 days in NOLA/ATL
✓ Once a month 90 minute ZOOM meeting
✓ Pre-reading of reports
✓ Service on one ROOTS Work Group during the year
✓ Time requirements can be up to 8-10 hours per month and more for Officers
Executive Committee leadership requires consistent engagement with the work of the organization over the course of each one-year term, and we hope that each member will consider serving up to three terms (i.e., 3 years).
More details about this year’s election process will be shared over the course of the summer. In the meantime, please send in your nominations and of course let us know if you have any questions at this stage in the process. Remember that nominations are due by Tuesday, June 26th.
If you have any questions regarding the nomination process, please contact your Board President, Kim Pevia, at firstname.lastname@example.org or Board Chair, Monique Davis, at email@example.com.
Executive Committee Officers