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The Tennessee Chapter of NASW is seeking candidates interested in running for Chapter Office. In order to be included on the 2019 Election Ballot all candidates must submit biographical information online  by June 14th.

To meet our diversity goals and to represent all areas of the State we encourage minority candidates and candidates that reside outside Middle Tennessee. 

 

 

 WHAT STATE-WIDE BOARD POSITIONS WILL BE ELECTED IN 2019?

  • President-elect
  • Second Vice President for Budget and Finance
  • Secretary
  • Two Director at Large positions
  • Practicing BSW Representative
  • BSW Student Representative
  • MSW Student Representative

WHAT BRANCH CHAIR AND BRANCH BOARD REPRESENTATIVE POSITIONS WILL BE ELECTED IN 2019?

  • Northeast Branch Chair
  • Middle Branch Chair
  • Mid-West Branch Chair

NOMINATING COMMITTEE MEMBERS ARE ALSO ELECTED BY THE MEMBERSHIP
The Committee on Nominations and Leadership Identification has the important tasks of identifying candidates for elected positions and assembling the final election slate. . This committee is also elected by the membership and three positions will be included on the 2019 Ballot. We invite candidates for the following positions.

  • Knox Branch CNLI Member
  • Southeast Branch CNLI Member
  • West Branch CNLI Member

WHY SHOULD I VOLUNTEER TO RUN FOR ELECTION AS A CHAPTER BOARD MEMBER?
NASW-TN’s Board and Staff work in partnership to make a difference for social work professionals and our clients in Tennessee. We need the ideas and insights of the state’s best social work leaders to guide our efforts. You can celebrate victories, identify emerging issues and know you are providing leadership to promote the social work profession and sound social policies in Tennessee. Being a volunteer with NASW is also fun and a great way to expand your professional connections.

Our Branch leaders have the key responsibility of facilitating teams that organize local branch activities in their area. Strong Branch leadership is crucial to ensuring programming responds to local interests.

WHEN IS THE ELECTION?
The ballot will be published the first week in July with voting throughout the month. (Please note our annual election is approximately one month later than typically.)

WHAT IS THE LENGTH OF SERVICE?
Candidates elected begin their terms August 1, 2019. All Board and CNLI positions are two-year positions through June 30, 2021 with the exception of the President-elect, BSW and MSW Student Representatives. The student positions are elected for one year and student representatives will serve on the Board from August 1, 2019 until June 30, 2020. The President-elect serves one year prior to beginning a two year term as President.

CLICK HERE FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON CHAPTER BOARD RESPONSIBILITIES AS OUTLINED IN NASW, TENNESSEE CHAPTER'S CHARTER

CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION

HOW CAN I FIND OUT MORE ABOUT CHAPTER LEADERSHIP POSITIONS?
Please contact the following CNLI  Branch contacts or contact Karen Franklin at the Chapter Office at (877) 810-8103 or by email at kfranklin.naswtn@socialworkers.org

Northeast Branch
Nancy Strickler
nancystrickler02@gmail.com

Knox Branch
Kim Denton
kddenton@utk.edu

West Branch
Margaret Landry
malandry@memphis.edu


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