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In order to facilitate the work of the Regional Council, The Nominations Committee makes appointments to committees, boards, task groups, or bodies requiring United Church representatives, when vacancies are identified.
*The only exception would be for the Nominations Committee and the Executive (including Members at Large). These names would be forwarded to the Executive (for nominations) and to the Annual Meeting (for Executive members).
When requested by the Executive, or the Executive Minister, the Nominations Committee recommends names for Members at Large and the Nominations Committee to the Executive.
Members of the Nominations Committee will actively seek out and encourage nominations from across the diversity of the church as well as requesting completion of the gifts and interest forms on the regional website.
In meeting their obligations, the Committee will strive to meet the church’s commitments to:
a) becoming an intercultural church;
b) the full inclusion of people with disabilities;
c) developing new and young leadership;
d) the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples;
e) gender balance
f) a balance of ministry and lay representatives;
g) have rural and urban representation;
h) have diversity of gender identity and orientation;
i) geographic representation within the Region.
Once notified that a vacancy exists, the Nominations Committee would work to fill the vacancy as soon as possible with an individual deemed suitable for the work of each Committee, considering the factors named above. The Chair of the Committee with the vacancy and the individual chosen to serve said Committee, will both be notified by the Secretary of the Nominations Committee electronically.
The Mandate also includes nominations for the following organizations: Atlantic Christian Training Centre (Tatamagouche Centre)(1); Atlantic School of Theology Senate (2); Camp Wegesegum Board (2); Mount Allison Board of Regents (four-year term [2 people]); Mount Allison Sharpe Scholarship Committee (two-year term [2 people who are from PEI]).
- Membership of the Nominations Committee shall consist of eight members appointed by the Regional Council to serve.
- The Chairperson of the Committee will also be a member of the Executive.
- The Committee will have the autonomy to select a chair or to rotate the leadership role.
- Vacancies on the committee may be filled by the Executive until the next meeting of the regional council.
Terms of office:
All committee members including the Chairperson and the Secretary will be appointed for a three-year term by the regional council at the Annual General Meeting, with the possibility that members would be eligible for re-appointment for a total of two (2) terms.