Dear SWNAHRO Members:
As Secretary of the organization, I would like to remind again about the process for our election coming up in June for any petitions. Petitioners that wish to have their name on the ballot will need to follow the instructions per the by-laws. To simplify the certification process, please click here to access a form that all petitioners can have members fill out. I would ask that each petitioner collect the 50 necessary signatures as outlined in the by-laws and submit those to me by the June 5, 2019 deadline. This will allow me time to certify before the conference in Kansas City.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Carol Branham, SWNAHRO Secretary
417-448-2730 (office)
417-448-4529 (cell)
Housing Authority of the City of Nevada, MO
P. O. Box 541, Nevada, MO 64772

Notice is hereby given to all SWNAHRO members that as per Southwest Regional Council of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials, By-Laws:

Membership: Qualifications, Voting, Dues
Section 1: Any agency that is an active member in good standing of National NAHRO, and resides within the geographical area of the region, shall be an active member of the Regional Council as hereinafter provided.
All associates (as listed with National NAHRO) of an active agency shall have full voting rights, and are eligible to participate in all activities open to the membership.
Every associate of an active agency members shall be eligible to hold any office in the Region.

Nominations and Elections
Section 1: Not less than 60 days prior to the annual convention of the Regional Council held in odd-numbered years, a Nominating Committee consisting of the Regional President, Immediate Past-President, the President (or designee) of each chartered NAHRO State Chapter within the region, and a representative elected from the Commissioners Committee, shall meet for the purpose of selecting one or more persons from the roles of active associate members in good standing as nominees for each office. The Immediate Past President of SWRC shall serve as Chair of the Nominating Committee.

Not less than thirty (30) days prior to the annual convention, the Secretary shall notify, through the means endorsed by the Board, each eligible voter of nominees selected by the Nominating Committee and that nomination may be made by the membership by petition bearing the name of the nominee and the signature of at least fifty (50) active associate members in good standing. The 50 must include representation of at least two agency members from each of the state in the Region. The petition shall be received by the SWRC Secretary, who shall certify the petition, at least three (3) days prior to the annual convention.

The nomination slate has been posted as per by-laws. The Secretary is hereby putting notice to all SWNAHRO members that any petitions must be received by the Secretary no later than Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 4 p.m. (CDT) to allow time for certification of petitions to take place prior to the conference.