SIFA 2022 Office Bearers Election
Annual elections for SIFA Office Bearers for 2022 will be held during the month of December. SIFA patrons who have been sponsors for the last three consecutive years will be invited to vote on the contested nominations.
As per process, SIFA Board has selected an independent election commissioner to conduct elections this year. Smt Shobha Prabakar has graciously agreed to serve as our Election Commissioner.
The election is a multi-step process: Nomination within the allotted timeline, validation of candidates (based on election guidelines and the intent of the bylaws) and election of nominated candidates.
All positions are voluntary and require non conflicting participation, commitment to serve the organization to their full capacity and complete adherence to SIFA Code of Conduct as established in the bylaws. Below are the list of open positions along with eligibility criteria.
Senior Board Member (s) - 3
The nominee for this role must have served as President or Vice President in prior years. This role requires the individual to provide strategic guidance to the Operations team. This person must be of good standing in the community and must operate with no other conflict of interest
Marketing Representative, Joint Marketing Representative, Joint Secretary
Any member of the community of good standing and the experience and commitment to handle operations of SIFA in the relevant capacity is eligible for these roles. We recommend you review the eligibility of your nominated candidates, share the Roles and Responsibilities document with the nominees, get their acceptance to take up this volunteer role and then submit the below online nomination form. Please give careful consideration to nominate eligible candidates.
Step 1 - Nominations
As per our bylaws, any SIFA sponsor of good standing shall be eligible to nominate a candidate for any one open position. A nominator can only nominate for ONE position in the election.
Deadline for submitting nominations is Dec 31, 2021 11:59PM PST.
Step 2 - Validation and Election
Election chair will evaluate and do the due diligence needed to validate nominations.
Should there be an election for any position, the election chair will request validated nominees to provide upto a 1000 word brief bio to be sent out before the elections.
There will be no other form of campaigning allowed via emails and phone calls.
Election will be held and results will be announced on Thyagaraja Day 2022.
Thank you for your continued support of SIFA.
SIFA 2021 BOARD