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05.25.18-Election Committee Meeting-Minutes (DRAFT)

Election Committee


May 25, 2018-10:30 am

Waldwick Public Library


Present: Lori Quinn (Waldwick), Chris Hartigan (East Rutherford), Gerry McMahon (Franklin Lakes), Chris Doto (Park Ridge), Darlene Swistock (BCCLS Office).

The meeting was called to order at 10:30 am.


Chairperson Lori Quinn welcomed both returning and new members to the committee

Review By-Laws Revisions:

The new By-Laws revisions were discussed. Everyone was clear on the changes regarding how the Executive Board will be selected.

Review Candidate Biography:

The committee reviewed the current candidate profile form to determine if there were any additions or deletions that should be made to the form. After discussion among members of the committee, it was decided that the form was appropriate in its current form.

Set-Up Election Calendar:

Election calendar was established.

  • Recruitment announcement will be made at the June System Council meeting.
  • BCCLS members will have until September 4th to submit a candidate biography to the committee, who will then email to all directors and post in the Knowledge Base.
  • There will be a 1 week online voting period, starting on September 27, at 10:00 am and ending on October 4th at 5:00 pm.
  • Winners will be announced immediately.
  • If there is a runoff, voting will be held from October 9th through October 12th.
  • In the event there is a 2nd runoff, voting would be held from October 15 through October 19th.
  • The committee will contact the members of the Executive Board to determine who may have interest in the office of President.
  • Voting for the President of the Executive Board will be held on October 22nd, 23rd and 24th.
  • Trustee selections will be determined at the October System Council meeting.
  • The President of the Executive Board will be announced at the October System Council meeting.

New Business:
There was no new business.

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