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Nominations Now Open for JACL National Office

By February 9, 2016March 9th, 2016No Comments

LOS ANGELES — The National JACL Nominations Committee is seeking members who are interested in running for a seat on the National JACL Board of Directors.

The initial filing deadline is Wednesday, May 11. After that date, those wishing to submit their names as candidates must run from the floor of the National Convention and are subject to additional requirements.

The term of office for this election shall be two years covering the 2016-18 biennium.

Positions include National President, National Secretary/Treasurer, Vice President of General Operations, Vice President for Planning & Development, Vice President for Membership, Vice President for Public Affairs, National Youth/Student Council Chair and National Youth/Student Council Representative.

A description of the officers and their duties can be found in the JACL Constitution and Bylaws.

The process and procedures for those who wish to run can be found in the Nominations and Election Guidelines. A copy of the guidelines and a candidate application form will soon be posted on the JACL website.

In every even-numbered convention year, the JACL holds its election of National
JACL officers.

This year, the National Convention will be held from July 11-14 in Las Vegas, Nev., at the Monte Carlo Las Vegas Resort and Casino.

For more information on running for office, contact Nominations Committee Chair Kent Kawai at