February 2, 2015
Judy Crawford
CCAA Office

The Arts Alliance is Now Accepting Nominations

for 2015 - 2017 Board of Directors


Elections will be Held on Saturday, May 2, 2015


Do YOU want to PROMOTE the ARTS?


The Charles County Arts Alliance (CCAA) wants you!  If you are a leader and want to help promote the arts in our county, nominate yourself to serve on the CCAA Board of Directors!


What the CCAA is looking for:

CCAA is accepting self-nominations for the 3 Officers and 9 Directors of the CCAA for a two-year term of office, starting on July 1, 2015, through June 30, 2017. The 3 Officers are President, Vice President, and Secretary/Treasurer.  All CCAA Board positions are volunteer.



Nominations will be accepted from February 15, 2015, through March 15, 2015.


Do you qualify?

All nominations for CCAA Board positions must be CCAA current members (dues paid) as of January 1, 2015.


I DO qualify!  How do I submit a self-nomination?

Please submit a typed brief written statement indicating:  (1) why you are interested in serving on the CCAA Board, and what specific contribution(s) you wish to make;  (2) your qualifications;  and (3) which specific CCAA committee you are interested in leading or serving on.  Send this written statement (not to exceed one page) to: with the subject-line to read:  Nomination for CCAA Board of Directors.


Here is what the CCAA Board job entails:

  1. Commit to the mission, goals, and objectives of the Charles County Arts Alliance.
  2. Commit to being a leader; CCAA Board positions are leadership positions.
  3. Commit the personal time required to:
    • Attend monthly Board Meetings (12/year)
    • Attend Board Retreats (2/year for full-day meeting), and participate in CCAA-sponsored cultural and membership events throughout the year.
    • Serve on a "hands-on" Board;  it is not an advisory group.
    • Serve in a volunteer capacity;  Board positions are not compensated.
    • Chair or serve on one CCAA standing committee:  
      • ArtsFest
      • Budget, Finance and Audit
      • Events
      • Gallery
      • Grant
      • Membership 
      • Outreach and Marketing
      • Scholarship 

What can you expect after you self-nominate?

  1. The CCAA Nominating Committee will accept all self-nominations via email through the deadline of Sunday, March 15, 2015.
  2. All nominations will be reviewed by the CCAA Nominating Committee.
  3. The final recommended slate of Officers and Directors will be forwarded to the CCAA membership by April 2, 2015, and will be presented for election at the CCAA Annual Membership meeting on May 2, 2015.  Please note that nominations will not be accepted from the floor at this meeting.
Thanks for your consideration!

The mission of the Charles County Arts Alliance is to stimulate, promote, encourage and provide recognition of the arts and the creative spirit in Charles County.  For more information on the Arts Alliance and becoming a member, contact the Alliance at 301-392-5900, info@charlescountyarts,org, or