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WCA 2nd VP; Presidential Appointments to Board; Steering Committee Applications Being Accepted
- Posted on May 14, 2013
Nominations for WCA Second Vice-President
Nominations are currently being accepted for the position of Second Vice-President of the Wisconsin Counties Association (WCA). The 2013 WCA Nominating Committee, appointed by President Gus Wirth, will meet in August or early September to recommend a slate of officers for 2013-2014.
WCA officers are elected each year during the Annual Business Meeting held at the WCA Annual Conference. Generally, an individual elected to serve as Second Vice-President can expect to serve for four years as a member of the WCA Executive Committee. The individual selected as Second Vice-President this year will likely serve as President in 2015-2016. Any county supervisor or executive from a member county is eligible to serve as an officer of WCA.
President Wirth requests that any county supervisor or executive interested in serving as Second Vice-President submit a letter and resume requesting consideration by the WCA Nominating Committee. All letters and resumes should be submitted as follows:
Wisconsin Counties Association
Attn: Nominating Committee
22 E. Mifflin Street, Suite 900
Madison, WI 53703
All members submitting a request will be notified as to the date and time of interviews by the Nominating Committee. The deadline for submitting nominations is Friday, July 5, 2013.
Presidential Appointments to the WCA Board of Directors
The WCA Constitution calls for the President to make five one-year appointments to the WCA Board of Directors.
Article XII, Section 8 of the WCA Constitution outlines the appointment process.
Article XII, Section 8.a. The president shall appoint two County board supervisors or executives as directors for a one-year term concurrent with the term of the president. Consideration shall be given to appointments which would provide diversity of representation on the Board of Directors.
Article XII, Section 8.c. The president shall appoint one constitutional officer from each of three representative constitutional offices to serve a one-year term concurrent with the term of the president. The three representative constitutional offices shall rotate among the Register of Deeds, Clerk, Sheriff, Clerk of Circuit Court and Treasurer. In the first year to which this Section 8c applies, the offices of Register of Deeds, Clerk and Sheriff shall be represented. In the second year to which this Section 8c applies, the offices of Clerk of Circuit Court, Treasurer and Register of Deeds shall be represented. In the third year to which this Section 8c applies, the offices of Clerk, Sheriff and Clerk of Circuit Court shall be represented. The rotation established herein shall continue in subsequent years. In making the appointments herein, the President shall make every effort to solicit recommendations from the appropriate organizations representing county constitutional officers. [Note: Each constitutional office serves on the WCA Board three times in a five-year period.]
In 2013-14, the three constitutional officers shall represent the Sheriff, Clerk of Circuit Court, and Treasurer.
As a member of the WCA Board of Directors, presidential appointees are compensated for their service. The WCA Board meets approximately six times annually.
If you are interested in serving as a presidential appointment to the WCA Board of Directors, please complete this form and submit it to the WCA office by Friday, August 16, 2013.
WCA Steering Committee Nominations
The WCA Board of Directors has established seven steering committees to aid the WCA Board of Directors in establishing Association policy on state and federal legislation and administrative matters. The active participation of county officials on these committees is key to their success. Steering Committees shall consist of any combination of county elected officials, county appointed officials and/or county employees.
The steering committees are as follows:
· County Organization and Personnel
· Environment and Land Use
· Health and Human Services
· Judicial and Public Safety
· Taxation and Finance
· Transportation and Public Works
Steering committee members are appointed by the WCA President and serve one-year terms (October 1, 2013 - September 30, 2014). The chair of each steering committee is entitled to per diem compensation and reimbursement of expenses.
To be considered for an appointment, please complete this form and submit it to the WCA office by Friday, August 16, 2013.
All nominations must be approved by your county board chair or county executive, whichever is applicable. If you are currently serving on a steering committee, you must reapply.
WCA Steering Committees offer all county officials the opportunity to participate in the Wisconsin Counties Association. Please take this opportunity and join us in setting the county platform.
If you have any questions about these opportunities to participate as an active member of the Association, please do not hesitate to contact the WCA office.