CMAC Board Nominations 2022

Do you want to play a part in CMAC’s future? Here’s your chance! CMAC is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. Our board members strongly believe in CMAC’s non-profit mission and give their time to help set the strategic vision and direction of the organization.

Each year, two people are elected from the membership to sit on the Board of Directors. If you’re a CMAC member as of August 21, 2022, you are eligible to nominate yourself or another member to run for election.

How do you nominate yourself or someone else?

  • The Nominee must be a current CMAC member, meaning they have paid their dues as of August 21, 2022.
  • Prospective nominees must collect 3 signatures from other current CMAC members to qualify and appear on the ballot. We encourage you to attend CMAC events and workshops to meet other members and gather signatures.
  • Prospective nominees must use this PDF form to gather written signatures or this Google Form to gather electronic signatures. All signatures will be verified.
  • The Nominee’s name must be typed as it appears on CMAC’s membership roll, so we can confirm they are actually a member. Other names will not be considered.
  • We will contact all nominees to confirm that they wish to accept the nomination prior to being placed in the ballot.
  • Are you an Organization Member? Only the organization’s primary contact may make a nomination. If you’re not sure who is your primary contact, please inquire with the CMAC front desk.
  • Nominations will be accepted starting on August 23, 2022 and must be received no later than 5 p.m. on September 20, 2022.
  • On September 26, electronic ballots will be emailed to all CMAC members. 10% of the membership must vote to hold a valid election. Voting will end October 17. The election results will be announced at the annual member meeting on October 20 at 3:30 p.m. at CMAC.

What are the responsibilities of a member of the Board of Directors? 

Board members guide and provide input to the strategic direction of the Community Media Access Collaborative (CMAC), and to help grow the organization’s capacity to do its work through community networking and participation in outreach and fundraising activities.

Board Member Responsibilities:

  • Board Meetings
    • Board members must attend and actively participate in board meetings which are currently scheduled bi-monthly on the 3rd Thursday from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., unless prevented by extraordinary circumstances.
    • Per CMAC’s By-Laws, any Board member who does not attend three consecutive Board meetings shall be deemed to have resigned voluntarily from the Board, effective at the close of the third meeting missed, unless the Board, at the request of the member and for good cause, shall have taken affirmative action to retain the member.
  • Committee Work and other Program Support
    • Board members are expected to serve on one board committee: Governance, Internal Affairs (Finances & Facilities), or External Affairs (Marketing & Fundraising).
    • Board members are expected to participate in occasional CMAC outreach activities, such as staffing a promotional table at a community event.
  • Financial Commitments
    • Bylaws require all board members to be individual members of CMAC.
    • The board also sets the organization’s goals for the year, and all board members are expected to contribute to the successful achievement of these goals. These contributions can take any number of forms, depending upon the individual.
    • Board members may not serve as a paid staff member, and must recuse themselves from participating in deliberations and decisions where they have a Conflict of Interest.
  • Ambassadors of CMAC
    • Board members are inherently ambassadors of the organization and are expected to appreciate and take advantage of opportunities to network and build membership, speak with passion and clarity, and faithfully represent the positions of the organization to the media and other people whom you meet.
    • As a board member, you may be invited to attend conferences and other events and speak or otherwise participate in an official capacity. We encourage you to do so, so long as you are able to effectively represent and support the positions of the organization.
    • Board members are encouraged to leverage all opportunities to expose the CMAC brand in your organization and other distribution channels in the community.
  • Leadership Development
    • Board members are encouraged to help identify & develop future leaders for CMAC. You are encouraged to identify other qualified individuals within or outside your organization and invite them to become CMAC members, or suggest them as potential CMAC board members.
  • Fiduciary Duties of a Board Member
    • Board members of non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations have a legal and financial responsibility (as if they were owners of a business) to the organization. Failure to carry out these responsibilities may result in the termination of your tenure as a board member. CMAC carries Director’s and Officer’s Liability Insurance to protect the Executive Director and the board members from claims against their person and property. Nevertheless, all board members have duties in four areas:
      • Duty of Care: Requires the director to read relevant documents, prepare carefully for board meetings, pay attention to what is going on, and ask questions to clarify actions that are being taken.
      • Duty of Loyalty: Requires the director to give undivided allegiance to the organization without regard to personal or business interests.
      • Duty of Obedience: Requires the director to act within the scope of legal authority, including the organization’s articles of incorporation, bylaws, and mission.
      • Duty of Confidentiality: to maintain the confidence of proprietary information during and after tenure on the Board.

Do you have any questions about serving on the board?  Reach out to our Executive Director Bryan Harley at