Annual chapter elections are an opportunity for members to shape the activities of the chapter and have an impact on the local game industry and community.
The chapter board of directors consists of five members, including a chair and a vice chair (or two co-chairs), a treasurer, and a secretary, plus any other titled positions the board may deem appropriate. One person may hold more than one office.
Elections are held for general seats on the board, and not for specific positions. At the start of each new term, the board votes to allocate position titles and duties among its members. Directors serve a two-year term, with staggered elections held annually.
In the event that any seat on the board is unable to be filled through regular elections or becomes vacant by resignation or any other reason, the remaining members of the board may vote to appoint an interim director to serve until the next election cycle.
In order to run or vote in the election, you must be a paid, registered member of the IGDA by the close of the nomination or election period. Student members are not eligible to run or vote; however, students may purchase a professional rather than a student membership in order to participate in elections and receive other benefits of full membership. To become a member, visit http://igda.org/join.
This year two seats are open for election, with one seat reserved for appointment. Continuing members of the board are Jess Haskins and Olga Polukhina.
Nominees for the IGDA NYC Chapter Board of Directors must:
Members of the board should be prepared to dedicate an appropriate amount of time to carrying out their duties. A director's responsibilities include:
If you are interested in contributing to the chapter but unable to meet the commitments required of a director, you may wish to consider becoming a volunteer instead.
Any IGDA member who meets the qualifications may self-nominate by following the procedure below.
IGDA Nomination Application
Please read and complete the following form by or before 11:59PM EST on the last day of the election period:
Each candidate will have the opportunity to prepare a statement that will be published to the IGDA NYC website and emailed to chapter members as part of the election materials. This statement may be no more than 400 words long. Any statements longer than 400 words will be returned to the candidate and the candidate will be asked to provide a shorter one. If no statement of 400 words or less is provided before the close of nominations, the election materials will state that no statement was provided.
Candidates are advised to maintain a professional tone and focus their statements on their personal philosophy, priorities and goals for the chapter (~3/4 of statement). It is acceptable for candidates to provide some background on themselves (~1/4 of statement).
No candidate's statement will be edited for any reason. However, the election coordinator reserves the right to request edits or revisions if it is deemed that a candidate's statement contains inaccuracies, false statements, or inappropriate language or content.
Candidates who want to withdraw from the election before the election materials are distributed to members should notify a chapter director by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org prior to the election meeting.
The IGDA NYC chapter relies on the active contributions and enthusiasm of its members to effectively function and serve the community. Thank you for taking part!