2018 TMA Leadership Elections

 

STATEWIDE POSITIONS

  • President-elect
    Serves as head of the Association during the following year, including official spokesperson with media, government officials and other entities. Includes one year term as President-elect, one year as President and one year as Immediate Past President.  
  • Speaker and Vice-Speaker of the TMA House of Delegates
    Speaker presides over the TMA House of Delegates, moderates debate, makes rulings on parliamentary procedures. Vice-Speaker is designated to fill in when the Speaker is not available or when he/she delegates. One year term, up to three consecutive terms.

REGIONAL POSITIONS

  • Judicial Councilor
    Each region shall have one councilor to serve on TMA’s Judicial Council, which meets annually (or more if necessary) to investigate alleged improper conduct and oversee formal disciplinary action against members or component medical societies. Councilors also assist component medical societies in maintaining their viability in the region. Two-year term.
    *Councilors for Regions 1,3, 5 and 7 will be elected in 2018. 
  • Trustee
    The TMA Board of Trustees determines the policy and details of management of the Association between meetings of the House of Delegates, carrying out the directives given by the House. Two-year term.
    *Trustees for Regions 2, 4, 5 and 7 will be elected in 2018.

Elections Process and Timeline

September 1

Deadline for each region's elected trustee to certify the representatives on the Nominating Committee for each region.

November

President calls the meeting of the Nominating Committee

December 1

Deadline for Nominating Committee to submit all nominations to TMA Chief Executive Officer

December 2

TMA will distribute candidate profile forms to all nominees

December 10

Candidate profile forms due at TMA headquarters by 5 p.m. CST.

January

Publication of candidate profiles in Tennessee Medicine

February 1–28

TMA General Election ballots open

February 28

The Elections Committee will certify the elections 
If needed, runoff ballots will be prepared
Election Committee will notify all candidates of results
Election results will be posted on tnmed.org

March 21-28

Runoff election (If needed)
Runoff ballots due by 5 p.m. CST on March 28