Our state executive committee elections are around the corner and we are looking for passionate and dedicated individuals who are interested in co-creating a revolutionary state party.
The Nevada Green Party structure is not hierarchal. We believe in a circular model of shared governance, where co-leadership, participation and direct democracy are valued.
The executive committee works together to ensure the success of the party as a political entity within the laws set by legislation and the secretary of state, facilitates and empowers local leadership and candidates for local and state office, coordinates state and national events, and empowers and coordinates with local chapters.
We know there is a lot of work to be done to build our party and we know that many of you are busy with jobs, families and other activities. We appreciate the time you are willing to give to the cause. As a member of the executive committee you are accepting a meaningful leadership position that we expect will be taken seriously. You are a voice and a representative of our party.
Of course, there is an expectation that you will get work done. Our meetings will be monthly either online or face to face. More frequent meetings will happen as needed. Many hands make light work. If we are all putting in a little time each week, we will get a lot accomplished and not have any one person feel burdened and overwhelmed.
We are part of a resistance movement that aims to bring equality, democracy, human rights, and a healthy environment to our communities. We strive to work towards solutions that reflect our 10 key values and our party platform. We strive to be inclusive, knowing that we are working for a better world for all people. We hope to educate and empower those joining us with empathy and always remember that it is Love that calls us to this important work.
If you are interested here are the steps that you will take:
- Read the Bylaws
- You will be applying for one position. Decide if you are interested and willing to perform the responsibilities of the position you are running for.
- Write a short bio and letter of intent that will be posted online. Optionally include a photo of yourself. This is what the membership will see to determine if they want to vote for you. Please have these letters and photos sent to our co-chair, Kim Borghese, at email@example.com no later than July 14th. Bios will be posted on July 15th.
- Make sure that you have paid your dues before July 29th.
- On July 29-30- There will be an anonymous vote by dues paying members.
- On July 31st- New board members will be announced
- August 1st- 2-year term begins
Open Positions and Responsibilities
Co-Chair (1 position)
The Co-Chairs are responsible for:
- Facilitating General Meetings.
- Creating the proposed agenda for General Meetings.
- Obtaining current voter registration information databases from the Secretary of State.
- Assisting other Executive Committee members.
Co-Secretary (1 position)
The Co-Secretaries are responsible for:
- Filing certificates of Existence, List of Candidates, and other filings with the Secretary of State and Federal Election Commission.
- Communicating with Secretary of State and Federal Election Commission.
- Keeping information current with the Green Party of the United States.
- Recording and publishing State General Meeting minutes and State Executive Committee Meeting minutes.
- Maintaining membership information.
Co-Treasurer (1 position)
The Co-Treasurers are responsible for:
- Communicating with financial institutions on behalf of the Nevada Green Party.
- Filing and presenting Treasurer’s Reports.
- Filing financial fundraising reports with the Secretary of State and the Federal Election Commission.
- Maintaining credit card and Pay Pal accounts.
- Maintaining a budget.
- Maintaining sub-accounts for Local Chapters.
- Handling any other financial responsibilities pertaining to the Nevada Green Party.
At Large Member (2 positions)
The At-Large members are responsible for:
- Coordinating with the Local Chapters.
- Assisting other Executive Committee members with work.
- Heading a committee and handling that committee’s work.
Here is additional election content from the bylaws that may answer any questions you may have, but if you still have questions please contact Kim Borghese firstname.lastname@example.org.
Section 1.02. Election of Executive Committee. The election of the Executive Committee shall be conducted as follows:
(a) Nevada Green Party Voting Members shall elect the Executive Committee. The vote shall be conducted at a General Meeting (either live or by online vote). There shall be a binding option “None of the Above” (NOTA) option on all races. The person receiving the most votes shall win with any ties broken by a run-off election. In the case where two identical or co-positions or are open (for example years where two At Large positions are open) the top two persons receiving the most votes shall win with any ties broken by a run-off election.
(b) Attempts shall be made to ensure that the Executive Committee reflects the diversity of the population of Nevada.
Section 1.03. Eligibility. Any Nevada Green Party member may run for an Executive Committee office who:
(a) Is a Voting Member of the Nevada Green Party;
(b) Has declared her or his candidacy in writing at least ten (10) days prior to the General Meeting where the election will be held; and
(c) Submits a brief personal statement detailing skills and pertinent background information relating to serving on the Executive Committee at least ten (10) days prior to the General Meeting where the election will be held.
Section 1.04. Terms. Members of the Executive Committee shall serve:
(a) Terms of approximately two (2) years, commencing the day after election results are announced.
(b) The terms of the Co-chairs, Co-Secretaries, Co-Treasurers, and At Large members shall be staggered.
(c) The number of consecutive terms any Executive Committee member may serve on the Executive Committee shall be two (2) terms.
(d) No member of the Executive Committee may serve in more than one (1) position.