Call for 2017-18 IGFOA Executive Board Nominations

Posted June 20, 2017 in IGFOA updates

Call for 2017-18 IGFOA Executive Board Nominations

The election of the 2017-18 Executive Board Officers and Members-at-Large will take place at the Annual Conference of the Illinois Government Finance Officers Association (IGFOA.) The Conference will be held September 17th through 19th at the Peoria Civic Center. The election will be conducted during the Annual Business Meeting on September 18, 2017.

The two open positions on the Executive Board for 2017-18 are Member-at-Large and Non-Chief Financial Officer. Accordingly, the IGFOA Nominating Committee is seeking “Letters of Interest” from public sector active members wishing to be considered for one of these positions or from members nominating another person for one of these positions. The deadline for submitting “Letters of Interest” is July 14, 2017.

About the Member-at-Large Position 
 The term of office for the elected member-at-large position is one year. Candidates for the one-year term member-at-large position should be prepared to make a two-year commitment to the IGFOA Executive Board, dependent upon subsequent elections. The two-year commitment covers the years of service as a member-at-large on the Board. At the conclusion of those two years, the member-at-large can: 
1) conclude his or her Board service; or, 
2) declare his or her desire to continue serving on the Board for a subsequent five years as an officer and ascend through the IGFOA’s officer positions.

If a member-at-large declares a desire to continue serving on the board, the Nominating Committee will determine, based upon the individual’s service as a member-at-large, whether the individual is qualified to continue service. If the Nominating Committee ascertains the individual is qualified to continue Board service, the Nominating Committee will consider the individual for the next available officer position, usually Secretary or Treasurer.

The member-at-large position is a voting member of the IGFOA Executive Board. The primary responsibilities of the member-at-large position are to assure that the IGFOA programs and services are responsive to the needs of members and to perform other duties as may be assigned by the President. In addition, each member-at-large is assigned to an IGFOA Committee and serves as Board Liaison to that Committee. The President assigns one member-at-large to serve as Assistant Treasurer.

Both positions may include other duties as assigned by the President. Please refer to the IGFOA Bylaws for more information about Executive Board Officers and Members responsibilities.

About the Non-Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Position 
One of the members-at-large must not be the CFO (i.e., not the finance director or comparable official) of his or her government at the time of election. The term of office for the elected non-CFO member-at-large position is two years.

This is not intended to restrict the number of non-CFO members on the Executive Board to one. Rather the intent is to ensure that at least one non-CFO member is on the Executive Board. The non-CFO member-at-large is chairperson of the IGFOA Assistants Network.

The non-CFO position does not ascend through the IGFOA officer positions at the end of the two year term.

Both positions may include other duties as assigned by the President. Please refer to the IGFOA Bylaws for more information about Executive Board Officers and Members responsibilities.

Factors Considered by Nominating Committee 
 The Nominating Committee will consider such factors as work experience, public and professional contributions, demonstrated leadership, and participation in the activities of the IGFOA. In addition, the Committee will consider the balance and diversification that each candidate will bring to the Executive Board, including such factors as the member’s professional discipline, the member’s employer group type, population size, demographics, and geographic location.

Information to be Submitted to the Nominating Committee 
 To be considered for the positions, a candidate, or a member nominating an individual, must submit the following: 
1. a letter to the Nominating Committee describing how the candidate demonstrates the factors noted above; 
2. a statement explaining why the candidate desires to serve on the Executive Board; and, 
3. a non-binding statement signed by the candidate indicating the acceptance of the multi-year commitment to serve on the Executive Board.

The Nominating Committee may request other relevant information from a candidate or interview candidates to assist in making a decision.

To be considered, “Letters of Interest” must be received by July 14, 2017. 
Letters are to be sent to 
Rita Kruse, IGFOA Immediate Past President 
Nominating Committee Chair 
c/o City of Geneva 
22 South First St. Geneva, IL, 60134

(630) 938-4542 phone 
(630) 232-9321 fax 
or e-mail submission to

Review Timeline 
No later than July 26, 2017, the Nominating Committee will review all “Letters of Interest.” The Committee will present to the membership a slate of candidates to consider at the 2017 Annual Business Meeting. However, any active member may make additional nominations from the floor at the Annual Business Meeting.

Additional Information 
For additional information about the Executive Board or the nominating process, please contact Rita Kruse or visit