As a valued member of NFDA you have a voice in the governance of your association
In addition to electing NFDA’s 2022-2023 officers during the upcoming association election taking place August 1-14, eligible association members will vote on two proposed technical changes to the NFDA Bylaws. These bylaws changes, while seemingly minor, are important because they will help make future association elections even more fair for all parties involved.
Note: U.S.-based licensed funeral directors, both individual members and those who work at member firms, are eligible to vote in NFDA elections. International members, student/intern/apprentice members, retired members, and lifetime members are not eligible to vote in NFDA elections.
Proposed Technical Change Summary
Leadership Development Committee – proposed technical update to Article X. B
A member of the Leadership Development Committee cannot serve as a state’s State Association Representative while also serving on the Leadership Development Committee.
Leadership Development Committee members have access to more information on each candidate than the average member. This presents an advantage for few states and is not equitable and fair for all states.
State Association Representative – proposed technical update to Article IX. E
The State Association Representative cannot be a current At-large Representative board candidate or be a current member of the Leadership Development Committee.
State Association Representatives are the voting representatives from each state who cast a ballot on behalf of their state for the at-large representatives on the NFDA Board of Directors. The State Association Representative, at-large representative candidates and members of the Leadership Development Committee should all be separate individuals. This allows for a more open and fair election.
Click here to see a marked copy of the changes to the NFDA Bylaws.
How will the election work?
To pass, the proposed changes to the NFDA Bylaws must be approved by a two-thirds majority of all the votes that are cast.
Voting credentials and information about how to cast your ballots for the proposed NFDA Bylaws changes and association officers will be emailed to eligible voters by the time voting opens at 9 a.m. ET on August 1.
The email will come from email@example.com (check your spam or junk email folder if you do not see an email from Yes Elections).
Eligible voters who do not have an email address on file with NFDA will receive a postcard with voting credentials and instructions on how to cast a ballot.
- Each firm member will receive two (2) votes for each election which must be cast by the primary contact for the firm listed in NFDA’s current membership records.
- The primary contact for a firm member will be provided a vote as an individual member in addition to the two (2) votes he or she may cast on behalf of the firm.
- Each individual member will receive one (1) vote for each election.
Eligible voters have until 5 p.m. ET on August 14 to cast a ballot.
Results will be announced August 15.