The Nominating Committee is responsible for compiling the slate of President-Elect and new Board of Directors’ nominees for approval by the membership. Each summer the President petitions nominations for the coming year’s available Board positions and establishes the Nominating Committee.
The Nominating Committee consists of nine members, none of whom are standing for upcoming election. The Nominating Committee is composed of:
The current President of the Association (or the current President-Elect if the President is unable to serve),
One representative from each of the Association’s eight standing committees (CREW Network Liaison, Communications, Equity and Inclusion, Membership, Member Services, Programs, Scholarship and Sponsorship), and
One Past President of the Association (any one of whom must be a representative from the prior year’s Nominating Committee).
Each of the eight standing committees shall select its own representative and the current President of the Association shall select the Past President and confirm that there is a representative from the prior year’s Nominating Committee. All participants of the Nominating Committee must be a Full or Civic Member in good standing. For additional information, please review CREW Chicago Bylaws, Article V., Nominating Committee and Election of Board of Directors. [View By-Laws]
Serving on the Nominating Committee is an excellent way to increase your understanding of and involvement in CREW Chicago. Selecting the slate for the following year impacts the future of the chapter and is both a great responsibility and a rewarding experience.
Term of Service
The term of service runs from approximately July 15 through August 31. The time involved includes review of board candidate applications, participation in onekick off call and one virtual 2-hour meeting.
Determination of the Committee Members
Those expressing interest or recommended by other members will be considered by the Executive Committee. Potential committee members will be evaluated with a diverse, equitable, and inclusive lens considering race/ethnicity/nationality; sexual orientation/gender identity; religion; physical/mental ability; CRE industry experience and qualified field; and CREW Chicago and CREW Network service and participation. Nominations to the Board of Directors begin with a confidential application, in which members will state their intentions and select their desired leadership positions. A brief interview might be conducted with those members seeking a board director position.
Following the application submission deadline, the Nominating Committee assembles virtually for a two-hour session for application review and discussion. Appointments are made that day and announced following a membership-wide survey and approval of the selected slate, conducted via email.
The typical timeline:
June/July – Nominations accepted.
July – Applications are completed by nominated candidates.
August – Nominating Committee convenes and determines the recommended slate.
September – Board slate submitted to membership for approval.
Self-nominations are strongly encouraged. Candidates for any Board position must be a Full or Civic member.
Please direct questions regarding serving on the Nominating Committee to the Immediate Past-President of CREW Chicago.