There are a number of leadership opportunities for mayors within our organization, from committee and task force chairs to elected offices.
Each spring, a Nominating Committee is assembled by the President of the Conference to recommend newly elected officers for the organization. The Nominating Committee’s primary responsibility is to recommend specific mayors to serve as top officers, Trustees, and Advisory Board members. This committee is appointed each spring by the President and serves for one year.
To ensure bipartisan leadership, the standard practice dictates that a minimum of one of the top three officers (President, Vice President, and Second Vice President) must be a member of the minority political party within the United States Conference of Mayors.
Mayors seeking election to any of the open positions are asked to write a formal letter to the members of the Nominating Committee and to provide a copy of the letter to the CEO and Executive Director. The letter should formally state the desired position being sought, and the reasons and qualifications for seeking such office.
The actions taken by the Nominating Committee are recommendations to the delegates gathered at the Annual Meeting. The Nominating Committee report is considered and voted upon by the full membership of the United States Conference of Mayors gathered for the “Business Session” of the Annual Meeting.
Additional rules and details about this process can be found in the organization’s membership handbook.