CUNA received its last nomination last week for its board election. The nomination period for the CUNA Board of Directors has now expired.
For the special election, the director elected will now take office Dec. 20 and will serve through the 2023 Annual General Meeting (AGM). All other eight regular directors will take office upon the adjournment of CUNA's AGM, to be held Feb. 28, 2022, during CUNA’s Governmental Affairs Conference and will serve through the 2025 AGM.
The final nomination was received and verified prior to the deadline:
Two incumbents and two newly-elected directors have been elected to the CUNA Board by acclamation:
Each credit union nominee must be an employee or a voting board member of the nominating credit union, with the nomination seconded in writing by at least two other credit unions from the same class and, for Class A and B, district.
Nominees to be elected by leagues must be a league chief executive officer and be nominated in writing by that league, with the nomination seconded in writing by at least one other league.
There are four contested elections. Ballots will be sent to eligible credit unions and leagues on November 16; voting will continue through December 17.
Districts/Classes are defined as follows:
Two Class C and two Class D positions are also up for election. Elections for Class C (credit unions having more than 141,000 natural-person members) and Class D (leagues) will be conducted at-large nationwide, rather than by district.
CUNA’s Bylaws state a maximum of 10 percent of the Board may be credit union directors from Class A, B or C from any one (1) state. In addition, no more than one voting CUNA Director shall be from the same credit union. No individual may hold more than one CUNA Director position. The CUNA Board currently has two representatives from the following:
CUNA’s board has determined that a board candidate should possess certain qualities and characteristics. The board also desires to be diverse and inclusive.