The office of president is a 6-year total commitment. All presidential roles in our organization (President-Elect, President, and Past-President) last two years, consecutively.
Representatives have term limits of two years with the option of reelection.
Term limits do not apply to presidential-appointed positions on the NDMEA board.
Election Term Rotation
West General Music Rep
West Orchestra Rep
West Band Rep
West Choral Rep
East General Music Rep
East Orchestra Rep
East Band Rep
East Choral Rep
PRESIDENT: To be eligible for office, candidates must have been a member of the National Association for Music Education for five consecutive years and the North Dakota Music Educators Association for three consecutive years prior to assuming office.
REPRESENTATIVES: To be eligible for office, candidates must be members of the National Association for Music Education.
Members of the NDMEA Board must keep their membership current.
The President shall appoint a nominating committee to select a slate of two or more candidates for the position of President-Elect to be submitted to the President.
The same nominating committee will select candidates for positions of regional representatives in the interest of band, orchestra, choir, and elementary (general music) to be submitted to the President.
Any active member may submit one’s own name or the name of any other active member to the nominating committee for inclusion on the ballot.
All candidates will submit a head shot and short bio which will be published on the NDMEA website February 1st.
NDMEA elections shall take place from February 15th - March 15th.
The online ballot portal shall be open on February 15th and close on March 15th at 11:59 PM.
Only ballots of active NDMEA members will be counted.
Assumption of Office
Each newly elected official shall assume office on July 1st and shall serve for a two year term. At this time, the President-Elect shall assume the duties of the President.
If the office of President becomes vacant, the Past-President shall assume the presidency for the remainder of that term. This newly-elected executive officer shall complete the term on the Board of Directors. The board of directors shall elect from its membership a person to fill the position of Past-President. The acting President will again become Past-President at the conclusion of filling the vacancy. The replacement process shall be completed within thirty days of the vacancy.
Election Process is covered under Article 3 of our NDMEA Constitution.