Amendments approved by members in special election
During the recent IAAO special election that ended on February 9, the IAAO bylaw amendments overwhelmingly passed. The IAAO Board of Directors requested the membership ratify additions to the IAAO bylaws that would allow the board to establish councils and affinity groups.
“On behalf of the Board I would like to thank the members for their support and the Board will move forward with the creation of the initial groups, Affinity Groups and DEI Council, as swiftly as possible,” said President Rebecca Malmquist, CAE. “IAAO will be providing information on how to apply for an affinity group and how the DEI Council will be structured.”
The amendments passed with approximately 90% of the 1,307 votes in the election, which took place from Jan. 25 to Feb. 9. Bylaw changes must be approved by a majority of IAAO Regular Members casting ballots and at least 5% of Regular members must vote in the election to constitute a quorum.
Leap into the New Year with Launch Pad
In the early stages of your assessing career? Launch Pad is the group for you. Join fellow early professionals in the field of assessing and find out how you can engage with IAAO and invest in your career. Launch Pad is hosting periodic Zoom meetings where we enable discussions on personal growth, career advancement, problem-solving, and getting the most out of IAAO membership. All IAAO members are encouraged to join Launch Pad and “leap” into the new year at our next meeting Thursday, Feb. 29 at 10 am (Central). Online registration is now open.
Update Your Member Profile
IAAO is continuing its demographic data collection campaign to have members update profile information. Updates are a focal point for the IAAO Diversity and Inclusion Task Force and this information will be used to assess IAAO’s membership makeup and highlight the diversity of our global community. Update your profile at www.iaao.org/demologin.