In February 2018, Kehilat Hadar elected a new Board and adopted bylaws which included an outline for the election process of Board members. Below are some FAQs to clarify the details about the 2019 nomination and election processes, the KH Board, and membership.
What is the Nominations Committee?
The Nominations Committee sets up the nomination process for the annual KH Board election, reviews statements of interest to join the Board, and selects qualified candidates to include in the slate for the KH Board election.
What is the KH Board?
In brief, KH Board members are responsible for the community’s strategic vision, high-level planning, and fundraising efforts. The KH Board also supervises the Steering Team (which runs KH programs).
Learn more about the Board’s responsibilities and its current members.
What is KH Membership?
Kehilat Hadar strives to be welcoming and inclusive of everyone who attends our services and programs. Everyone who attends or participates in our activities is considered a member of the Kehilat Hadar community.
The Kehilat Hadar bylaws, adopted in February 2018, define voting members as individuals for whom at least one of the following is true:
- An annual contribution at the requested level was made by them or on their behalf in the previous calendar year, or
- They regularly served the community by volunteering five times in the previous calendar year.
2019 KH Board Nomination and Election Process and Timeline
Thursday, January 24 to Saturday, February 9 at 11:59 PM EST
Open call for KH Board candidate applications
Those interested in running for a KH Board seat must fill out the nomination application.
Week of Sunday, February 17
Nominations Committee publicizes slate of candidates
The Nominations Committee selects qualified candidates based on service to, and impact on, the KH community.
Sunday, February 17 to Sunday, March 3
Window for a non-slated candidate to petition to be included on the ballot
Those interested in joining the KH Board, but not selected by the Nominations Committee, can still run by petitioning.
Petition process TBA.
By Thursday, March 7
Full KH Board ballot and voting process publicized
The Nominations Committee will share information on the slate and other candidates running, as well as the in-person and proxy voting processes.
Sunday, March 17
Election at KH Annual Meeting
Members vote in person or by proxy.