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Call for Nominations for 2 new members of the Board of the IAUC

September 2, 2017 in IAUC Admin

We are now calling for nominations for 2 new members of the Board of the International Association for Urban Climate. One is to replace Alexander Baklanov of WMO, Switzerland, whose term expires in 2017. The second position is for a short-term expansion of the Board to better distribute vacancies from one year to the next. Both member terms will be for four (4) years.

The Board seeks members eager to play an active role in the development of the society and who reflect the diversity of the membership in terms of their perspectives, fields of study and geographical location; we particularly encourage nominations of female members. The procedures for Board elections are available at the IAUC website (www.urban-climate.org): follow “IAUC Procedures and Administrative Matters” under ‘Organisation’ in the main navigation menu). To see the present composition of the IAUC board, follow the ‘Current Board Members’ link from the same website.

The nomination process will be conducted as described below. (1) If you are nominating another person, proceed as follows:

a. Email the IAUC Secretary indicating the name and affiliation of your nominee.

b. Also name *TWO* other persons who support the nomination. They must also email the Secretary indicating their support of the nominee within the nomination period.

c. The nominee should also email the Secretary indicating her/his willingness to stand. The nominee should also provide his/her affiliation, country and supply a short statement containing a reference to their link to IAUC and urban climate which will be shared with the membership at the election (if there is one). That statement must not exceed 250 words, a limit that will be rigorously applied (longer statements will be truncated after the 250th word).

(2) If you are nominating yourself, proceed as follows:

a. Email the IAUC Secretary indicating that you are nominating yourself.

b. Also name *THREE* other persons who support your nomination. They must also email the Secretary indicating their support for your nomination within the nomination period.

c. You should also provide your affiliation and country. Please also supply a short statement that will be shared with the membership at the election. That statement must not exceed 250 words, a limit that will be rigorously applied (longer statements will be truncated after the 250th word).

Also please note the following:(i) All nominees, nominators and persons supporting a nomination must be members of the IAUC as of this moment. New members will not be eligible to vote or be nominated in this round of elections.(ii) All required information, as outlined in (1) or (2) above, must be received by the Secretary by Wednesday, September 20th, 2017, 11:59 pm (UTC).(iii) E-mails should be sent to the Secretary at email address David.Sailor@asu.edu *DO NOT* use the ‘reply’ function of your mailer to contact the Secretary. Receipt of nomination e-mails will be confirmed. No other method of communication will be accepted.(iv) It is the responsibility of the nominator and/or nominee to ensure that all necessary e-mails are sent to the Secretary within the nomination period. No reminders will be sent in the case of incomplete nominations.(v) An election will be conducted via email or the web, with the two candidates receiving the highest vote counts being deemed to have been elected.

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