2023 Nominations open for HSA president

HSA’s 2023 annual convention will include an election for the position of president. The two-year term begins on adjournment of the 2023 convention, set for April 19-21, 2023.

The president is elected by delegates to the union’s annual convention in odd-numbered years.

The president is HSA’s senior elected officer, and oversees the union’s day-to-day operations, including staffing and budget management. The president is the union’s primary spokesperson and ensures that the policies and decisions of annual conventions and the Board of Directors are carried out.

The president is required to work in the position on a full-time basis and shall receive salary and benefits as approved by the Board of Directors and reported to annual convention. The union’s office is located in New Westminster, BC.

Nominations for president are open until the final call for nominations takes place on the last day of convention Friday, April 21, 2023.

As prescribed by the union’s constitution, members in good standing are eligible to run for president when nominated in writing by six members.

Candidates for president may submit a statement of up to 400 words and a photograph for inclusion in the union’s annual report, circulated electronically to members prior to the convention.

The early deadline for nominations for president to ensure material is included in the annual report is Friday, February 17, 2023.

Material should be sent to the attention of the Communications Department at @email or by postal mail to the union office at the address below.

A nomination form and policies related to the election, including allowable campaign spending limits, is available on the union website here.

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