This general election for the Columbia Empire Region Board of Directors is being held to fill four membership-elected positions on the current BOD. Three of the four positions will not have an incumbent member running. The four positions elected in 2021 are described below. This election will open on June 1, 2021 and close at 11:59 PM on June 15, 2021. All full adult members of the CEVA region are eligible to vote in this election, so long as they are 18 or older and designated as a full adult member at the time of their registration. These individuals will receive a link to an electronic ballot on June 1st. Full adult members of the region include coaches, club directors, adult players, and limited adult members (such as officials, team representatives, and chaperones). Adults with single-event memberships are not eligible to vote.
Self-Nomination Forms for this election are due by 3:00 PM on Tuesday, May 25th. Individuals considering running for a BOD position should become familiar with the requirements in the CEVA Bylaws pertaining to maximum club representation and other stipulations meant to ensure diverse viewpoints within the Board.
Junior Girls' Representative
Responsible for representing the junior girls' demographic in CEVA, which can include players, coaches, and club directors. Chairs the CEVA Junior Girls' Committee, which helps set and direct policy & procedure for the Junior Girls' programming in the CEVA region.
Responsible for representing the Officials Division of CEVA on the Board of Directors. Chairs the Officials' Committee, which is responsible for developing and maintaining policies, procedures, and formats for referees and scorers in the region. Highly recommended that this representative have experience as a USAV official. Recommends a Referee Chair & Scorer Chair to CEVA's Executive Director each year, and may be asked to travel to National Meetings.
Diversity & Inclusion Representative
Primary responsibilities of the D&I Representative include ensuring the region is implementing best practices and policies pertaining to safety, equity, inclusion, and diversity. Chairs the CEVA Diversity & Inclusion Committee and works closely with staff and stakeholders to implement CEVA's DEI Action Plan, which was crafted in the Summer of 2020. Helps CEVA create an environment free from discrimination or exclusion based on sex, race, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious affiliations, or other personal attributes.
Represents parents in the CEVA region on the Board of Directors. Listens to feedback from parents and brings perspectives to the Board for input. Must make efforts to reach out to other demographics outside of their own club to ensure that a diverse set of viewpoints is being obtained and presented.
Each nominee's Self-Nomination Form will be posted on this website after it is submitted and approved.