Five places will become vacant on AGI Council at the end of 2014. One post is reserved for nominations to represent Northern Ireland, to be voted for by Northern Ireland members. All other places will be open to contest by election by the full membership if the number of nominations received exceeds the number of places available.
Those AGI Council members whose terms are coming to an end this year and are eligible to restand are as follows:
AGI now welcomes nominations from any paid-up AGI member interested in standing for AGI Council. The period of service is for 3 years starting from 1st January 2015. Those successful in joining AGI Council will also be invited as guests to the final AGI Council meeting of 2014 which will be held on 26th November 2014 in Southampton.
AGI Council is an important part of ensuring AGI is a vibrant, responsive and proactive member organisation - ensuring that the geographic information industry is challenged to grow and vocal in the representation of our knowledge, skills and experience. It is essential that AGI Council continues to represent the broad diversity of members’ interests and this year nominations are particularly encouraged from commercial members who can represent the energy & infrastructure, finance and retail sectors and from amongst our SME corporate members.
Background information about AGI, the Council Role Description and Person Specification is available HERE. If you are in full-time employment, it is important that you and your employer understand and consider this commitment fully.
The Nomination Form is simple to complete and available HERE. Each nominee needs a proposer and seconder, this can be any existing AGI member. If you are having trouble finding a proposer and seconder, please contact a member of Council or the AGI Team for assistance. Also required is a short 350 word (maximum) supporting statement written by the nominee.
The closing date for the receipt of completed Nomination Forms is Friday 31st October 2014. Please return your completed form to Claire Gilmour .
If an election is necessary this will be held from Monday 3rd November until Noon on Friday 14th November.
Joining AGI Council is a great opportunity, so please get involved. This is your AGI and you can make a difference!