Four Spots Open on Executive Board
By USCF Staff
December 6, 2006
Photo Jacob Okada
Four spots are available in the upcoming elections for the USCF executive board, the governing body of the USCF. If you want to improve chess in America, get involved by running yourself,
supporting your favorite candidate, or directing a
perfect candidate to this article! The executive board generally meets four times a year and also conducts business by teleconference and e-mail. The executive board is a volunteer position, and board members determine the extent of their time commitment.
Three of the positions are for "member at large" positions and will consist of 4 year terms. A fourth spot has recently opened up, due to Robert Tanner's resignation on December 4, 2006. The Board has voted to follow the recommendation of the Election Committee and have the 4th place finisher of the election serve the remaining two years of Robert Tanner's term. That person will join the Executive Board as soon as the election results are certified by the Delegates in August. (The other three will take office at the conclusion of the Delegates meeting when the previous terms end, as always.)
Any current USCF member who is not a current USCF employee or designated contractor (see the USCF Bylaws for those definitions) is eligible for these positions on the USCF Executive Board.A nomination petition and filing fee is required. Both must be received by the USCF office by January, 10, 2007. A sample nomination petition is available HERE (pdf).
Candidate statements will appear in the April issue of Chess Life and
each candidate will be allotted 1/2 page in the May and June issues of
The ballots will be distributed in June and counted
in July. (The method of distribution and the date for counting have not
yet been finalized. This page will be updated when those decisions have
Read more details in November's Chess Life Call for Nominations. Also be sure to read through uschess.org's sections on governance and bylaws.