2021 GDA Nominating Information

Below are the list of positions requiring nomination for 2021. Nominations and CV’s are due by June 17, 2021 for State Officer and At-Large Trustee nominations. Nominations/CVs should be submitted to the GDA office via mail (7000 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, NE, Suite 200, Atlanta, GA 30328-1655) or via email to Jeannie@gadental.org.

The Nominating Committee will, at minimum, present a slate that consists of one candidate for each elected position and each officer position. If the committee chooses, it may present a slate consisting of more candidates than there are open positions.
 

At-Large Trustees: At-large trustee nominations must be submitted to the Nominating Committee by June 17, 2021. All eligible candidates will be presented to the House at the House of Delegates meeting on July 15, 2021. The House may offer names of candidates to be placed in nomination in addition to those presented by the nominating committee but CVs must have been submitted to the GDA office two weeks prior to the meeting. Election of the at-large trustees shall be by a majority of votes cast by the House. No district shall have more than two at-large Trustees. The term of at-large trustees shall begin at the conclusion of the annual meeting of the House at which the trustee was elected and shall end at the conclusion of the annual meeting of the House following the third succeeding election meeting of the House. To be eligible to serve as an At-Large Trustee, a candidate must be a member of the GDA and have demonstrated leadership by serving on the district, state or national level. The Board of Trustees also serve as non-voting members on the House of Delegates.

The following At-Large Trustee terms are expiring in 2021:

  • At-Large Trustee - three-year term starting after election in July 2021 
    • Currently Ryan Vaughn (N) – eligible for one more term
  • At-Large Trustee - three-year term starting after election in July 2021
    • Currently Stan Halpern (NW) - eligible for one more term
  • At-Large Trustee - three-year term starting after election in July 2021
    • Currently Rene Roberts (W) - eligible for one more term

GDA State OfficersThe Nominating Committee shall nominate at least one representative for all open elective offices of the GDA: Vice President, Secretary/Treasurer, Editor and Speaker of the House. Additional nominations will also be accepted from the floor. Candidates must be members in good-standing who have submitted the appropriate CV documentation to the GDA office at least ten days prior to the election. Candidates must also have demonstrated leadership by serving on the district, state or national level. State Officer candidates will be announced at the Winter House of Delegates Meeting, and the election will take place at the House of Delegates Meeting on July 15, 2021.
Offices opening include:

  • Vice President – one-year term starting in July 2021 after election, automatically becomes President-Elect at the end of the term
    • Also serves as a voting member of the Board of Trustees
  • Speaker of the House – two-year term starting in July 2021 after election
    • Serves as a non-voting member of the Board of Trustees
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