Information and a Nominating Form for Nominations for the Regional Board and Commissions!
The CCCA Regional Nominating Committee is elected every two years at the Regional Assembly. The members are charged to research, recommend, and propose a slate of willing candidates (one per vacant position) to the next Regional Assembly to fill the vacant two- and four-year terms of CCCA Regional Board Officers and Representatives, Commission Directors, and Trustees for the next cycle.
The Regional Board, Director, and Trustee position descriptions, duties, terms of office, succession, etc. are presented in Articles IX through VIII of the CCCA Regional Area Constitution along with an overview of the Nominating Process. The composition of the Nominating Committee itself is described in Article XIV. Nominating Committee of the CCCA Regional Area Constitution.
This year, in an effort to supplement - not replace, the traditional search and matching process used to identify candidates for these important Regional positions, the Nominating Committee is also accepting 3rd Party Nominations (where you nominate someone for consideration by the Committee) and Self Nominations (where you nominate yourself for consideration by the Committee). The Committee acknowledges that it doesn't know everyone in the Region and are trying to boost the diversity of the pool of possible candidates across a broad spectrum of demographics. You can help this process by submitting a 3rd Party / Self Nomination Form nominating yourself or another willing person by June 15.
These 3rd Party and Self Nominations will be added to the Committee's list of potential candidates for each individual position. The Committee will review and evaluate all the candidates for each position, regardless of source, and perform due diligence as necessary to allow them to create a list of two or three qualified persons for each position.
The Committee will contact the listed persons on each short list one at a time (starting at the top name) to confirm their understanding of the duties and time commitments, and then ask if they feel they have the skills needed for and are willing and able to fill the position.
If the person at the top of a particular position short list (e.g., the top rated person under "At-Large Board Representative") says "YES," then their name will be included in the Slate of Candidates submitted. If the person at the top of a particular position list declines the position, the Committee will contact the second person on that short list for that position to ask if they are willing, able, and called to fill the position. Once the Slate of Candidates (one per vacant position) has been filled with willing candidates, the Nominating Committee Chair champions it through a number of reviews prior to it being formally approved for the presentation at the Regional Assembly for a vote by all the congregational representatives.
While the Nominating Committee is currently researching and soliciting names of possible candidates for each position, we invite you to complete and submit one of our new 3rd Party / Self Nomination Forms to the CCCA Regional Office by June 15th. These submissions will be added to the pool of names that the Committee comes up with on their own through traditional outreach processes.
From the CCCA Regional Area Constitution:
Article VI. Officers
Section 1. Composition
The officers of the CCCA shall be the Moderator, the Moderator-Elect, Regional Assembly Planning Coordinator, Secretary, Treasurer, Treasurer-Elect, and the Regional Minister. All officers except the Regional Minister shall be elected for two-year terms at the biennial Regional Assembly and shall take office January 1 following election.
Section 2. Terms of Office
The Moderator, Moderator-Elect, Treasurer, Treasurer-Elect, and Regional Assembly Planning Coordinator shall be elected to one two-year term and may not succeed themselves. The Secretary shall be elected for a term of two years and may be re-elected for one successive term.
Article VII. Board of Directors
Section 1. Composition
The CCCA shall have a Board of Directors (also referred to as the “Board”) that shall have full authority to conduct the business of the Region when the Regional Assembly is not in session. The Board of Directors shall be constituted as follows: the Officers; the Chair of the Trustees; the Directors of the Commissions and their Directors-Elect; the Presidents or designees of the Constituency Organizations; the member of the General Board of the General Church elected by the Regional Assembly and two at-large Board members elected by the biennial Regional Assembly. At-large members may serve no more than two consecutive two-year terms on the Board of Directors. The Professional Staff other than the Regional Minister shall be non-voting members of the Board. Vacancies in positions elected by the Regional Assembly shall be filled by the Board of Directors.
Article IX. Trustees
Section 1. Function
The CCCA shall have seven trustees, who shall serve the Region in the management of the estate, property, interest and inheritance of the organization. It shall be the responsibility of the trustees also to supervise invested funds and trust accounts of the Region; to conduct business within the framework of the Articles of Incorporation and the Constitution and in accordance with applicable laws; and to carry out such instructions as may be given them by the Regional Assembly and/or the Board of Directors.
Section 2. Composition
The Trustees shall include the Moderator, the Treasurer, the Regional Minister and four persons elected at-large by the biennial Regional Assembly. The officers named shall serve as trustees during tenure of their office. The four trustees at-large shall be elected for terms of four years, two of whom shall be elected at each biennial Regional Assembly. Trustees may not succeed themselves. All trustees shall serve until their successors assume office. The Chair of Trustees shall be designated by the Regional Assembly. The Trustees shall name one of their numbers to act as Resident Agent. Trustees shall take office January 1 following election.
Article XII. The Commissions
Section 1. Organization
The programming and operational functions of the Region shall be performed by the Commissions described herein and by such committees as they deem necessary.
A. Commission for Congregational Life. Chaired by the Director for Congregational Life, this Commission shall be responsible for regional programs of education, evangelism, training and for financial assistance to existing congregations. This Commission also plans and implements programs for the establishment of new congregations. It also shall be responsible for regional programs of service, outreach, interdenominational relations, and campus ministries.
B. Commission for Ministry. Chaired by the Director for Ministry, this Commission shall be responsible for working with ministers and with candidates for ministry in the region, including the implementation of the Policies and Procedures of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Capital Area Concerning the Order of Ministry.
C. Commission for Camps and Conferences. Chaired by the Director for Camps and Conferences, this Commission shall be responsible for regional programs of camps, conferences, and other related activities now in existence or which may be developed as related to Camps and Conferences and the oversight of the Regional Campgrounds and Conference Centers.
Section 2. Directors and Directors-Elect of Commissions
A. Directors of the Commissions shall be elected at the biennial Regional Assembly to a two-year term, and shall take office on January 1 following election.
B. Directors-Elect of the Commissions shall be elected at the biennial Regional Assembly to a two-year term, and shall take office on January 1 following election; then be nominated for the Director position for the next biennium.
Article XIII. Duties of Officers and Trustees
Section 1. Moderator
The Moderator shall preside at meetings of the Regional Assembly, the Board of Directors, and the Administrative Committee and perform such other duties as are generally associated with the office and as are specifically prescribed in this Constitution and the Plans of Procedure.
Section 2. Moderator-Elect
The Moderator-Elect shall perform the Moderator’s duties in the absence of the Moderator and shall assist the Moderator in such manner and means as the Moderator shall request. The Moderator-Elect shall be elected at the biennial Regional Assembly to a two-year term, and shall take office on January 1 following election; then be nominated for the Moderator position for the next biennium.
Section 3. Regional Assembly Planning Coordinator
The Regional Assembly Planning Coordinator, in the absence of the Moderator and the Moderator-Elect, shall perform the duties of the Moderator. The Regional Assembly Planning Coordinator shall chair the Program Committee of the Regional Assembly and shall perform such other duties as may be assigned by the Board of Directors.
Section 4. Secretary
The Secretary shall maintain records of the proceedings of the Regional Assembly, the Board of Directors, the Executive Committee and the Cabinet; shall be responsible for the issuance of notices and preparation of correspondence in the connection therewith and shall perform such other duties as are related to the office.
Section 5. Treasurer
The Treasurer shall be responsible for maintenance of appropriate accounting records and for receipt and disbursement of funds and or establishment and maintenance of fiscal controls; shall serve as a member of committees dealing with the budget and finances; shall coordinate with the Administrative Committee in the establishment and supervision of such budgeting procedures as are necessary and shall perform such other duties as are related to the office.
Section 6. Treasurer-Elect
The Treasurer-Elect shall perform the Treasurer’s duties in the absence of the Treasurer and shall Assist the Treasurer in such manner and means as the Treasurer shall request. The Treasurer-Elect shall be elected at the biennial Regional Assembly to a two-year term, and shall take office on January 1 following election; then be nominated for the Treasurer position for the next biennium.
Section 7. Trustees
The Chair of the Trustees shall preside at meetings of the Board of Trustees; shall prepare reports to the Regional Assembly and to the Board of Directors concerning property owned or leased by the Region, and shall submit such recommendations as are proper and necessary in connection herewith. The Chair of the Trustees shall see that contracts or other written instruments on behalf of the CCCA, pursuant to action by the Board and/or the Regional Assembly, are properly executed by the Trustees as expeditiously as possible.