On June 15th the Kansas City Chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America will be having its annual chapter convention. As designated by our chapter’s bylaws we are required to host this event and elect our executive committee. The positions to be filled are:
Co-Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, and Grievance Officer
The local Executive Committee (EC) helps keep the chapter running smoothly in a number of ways. They set agendas for local chapter meetings, make sure information is communicated to members in the chapter, and they help coordinate work with the national organization.
The two Co-chairs are responsible for presiding over local chapter meetings, and are the public spokespersons for the chapter.
The Secretary is responsible for answering all correspondence for the chapter, keeping up-to-date membership information, assisting in communication with national, and managing official chapter notes / records.
The Treasurer keeps track of chapter funds and financial records. The treasurer may also create a chapter budget .
The Grievance Officer implements the chapter’s policies regarding harassment and conflict.
In addition to electing chapter officers we will also be selecting our chapter’s delegates that will represent our chapter at the National DSA Convention. We have six delegates to elect.
Nominations for officer and delegates may take the form of self-nominations or nominations from others. If a candidate is nominated by another they are not required to accept the nomination.
Finally, we are also accepting resolutions and proposals for our chapter to discuss and vote on at the chapter convention.
Nominations and proposals will be accepted until June 10th. However, in the event that positions are uncontested or unfilled the nominations period will be open through the convention.
Direct questions, resolutions, and nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Convention Planning Committee