The 2021 NCA Elections are underway. Unfortunately, we did not get a minimum of three candidates for some of the board positions. To ensure that we have enough candidates, the elections committee has decided to extend the NCA Board Member Elections candidate submission period to Friday, September 17th at 5pm Pacific time.
Polls are still scheduled to start on October 1 and close on October 7.
The surveys for candidate submissions have been reopened. Here are the links:
The National CERT Association, in accordance with the NCA Bylaws, is accepting nominations for Group A seats (Regional and Member-at-Large) on the Board of Directors. Two new Member-at-Large seats will also be filled.
One Group A seat exists for each of the 10 FEMA Regions. Three Member-at-Large seats (2 Group A and 1 Group B) are open in this election.
Self-nomination is required to ensure interest and willingness to fulfill expectations. To submit your nomination, complete the form by 5:00 p.m. MDT, Friday, August 27, 2021. Feel free to send this notice to someone who you think would be a great candidate.
Along with the self-nomination form, local level nominees should obtain and submit two letters of reference: one from your sponsoring agency/immediate CERT program manager and one from your state CERT coordinator. State-level nominees should submit one letter of reference from their employing agency or state CERT coordinator.
Nominees will be reviewed and vetted by the Election Committee. Approved Candidates will prepare a brief (5 minute) campaign speech and participate in a NCA Candidate Webinar on Tuesday, September 14, 2021. It will be recorded and be viewable on the NCA website thereafter.
The National CERT Association is led by a leadership team that includes 20 regional representatives, up to 10 at large members, FEMA Regional Community Preparedness Officers (CPOs) and Regional Preparedness Liaisons (RPLs), and the national CERT Program Manager at FEMA Headquarters. The 20 regional representatives and 10 at large members are the only board members with voting rights.
There are two regional representatives (seat A and seat B) from each of the 10 NCA regions (mirroring FEMA regions). They help ensure that the NCA effectively communicates with, and supports, all CERT programs in the U.S.
The members-at-large do not represent any one NCA region. They represent the entire NCA membership and may consist of subject matter experts. They are also identified by seat A or seat B through time of election. This election will bring the current number of members-at-large to four.
NCA regional representatives and members-at-large serve two-year terms. Elections are held each year on an alternating seat A or seat B schedule.
The original 20 regional representatives were appointed by their respective FEMA Community Preparedness Officer or Regional Preparedness Liaison.