Elections

The NCJA represents state, tribal and local governments on crime control and crime prevention issues.

Nominate a Regional Representative

The NCJA Elections Committee invites individual and tribal government members to serve as regional representatives on the NCJA Advisory Council. As part of the Advisory Council, regional representatives help the NCJA Board of Directors formulate and guide the policy and direction of the association. The Advisory Council also selects board members and NCJA officers from the Council membership each year. View Statement of Responsibility.

Any individual or tribal member in good standing can serve as a regional representative. The regional representatives are elected for a term of one year and may serve consecutive terms. Each region will elect a minimum of three representatives; a fourth representative may be elected from the tribal government members in each region. The four regions - West, Midwest, South and Northeast - are organized as follows.

The Advisory Council meets twice a year, in the summer in conjunction with the National Forum and at a winter meeting in December. Because the perspective of practitioners is important, regional representatives are expected to attend both of these meetings. All nominations must be received at the NCJA office no later than 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time, Friday, April 21, 2017

Nominee Eligibility

The regional representatives are elected for a term of one year and may serve consecutive terms. Each region will elect a minimum of three representatives; a fourth representative may be elected from the tribal government members in each of the four regions: South, Northeast, Midwest and West (see below).

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After nominations are solicited from the membership-at-large, individual tribal government and criminal justice coordinating council members will vote by secret ballot in elections held this spring. Ballots will be sent to members by email and elections will be held online. The top three vote getters from each region will serve as regional representatives with the fourth highest vote-getter serving as an alternate.

Nominees must be current dues paying members from the nominator’s region in order to be placed on the ballot. Members in good standing are listed in the regional rosters linked below (note: rosters are in Excel format). Dues paying members who join prior to the deadline will be eligible for nomination.

Submit Your Nomination(s)

Nominations may be submitted online or by emailing this form.

All nominations should be accompanied by a short biographical sketch of the nominee with at a minimum the nominee’s present position and responsibilities, background, and education. Members may submit as many nominations as they desire. You may also nominate yourself.

All nominations must be received at the NCJA office no later than 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time, Friday, April 28, 2017, which is also the deadline for becoming an NCJA member in order to participate in the 2017 election for regional representatives.