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TACA 2017 Board Nominations

  • August 20, 2017
  • September 15, 2017
  • 11:59 PM

TACA Board Nominations

Texas Animal Control Association is now accepting nominations for the upcoming election for positions on the Board of Directors.  To nominate someone you and the person you nominate must be current members of the Association.  The Nominee must be actively working in the animal control or animal welfare profession within the State of Texas.  Please read the criteria for each position carefully.  Board members must be able to attend four meetings a year in different parts of the state. Up to $1200.00 travel allowance is available to the Board Members but the rest of the travel is the responsibility of the Board Member or their organization.

President Elect:  The nominee must have served on the Board for at least one (1) year within the immediate past five (5) years.  The President Elect shall assist the President and the Vice President in their duties, ascend to the Presidency in the following year, be Chairperson of the Nominations Committee and perform other duties as prescribed by the TACA Board.  Term length is 3 years

Vice President: The nominee must have served on the Board for at least one (1) year within the immediate past five (5) years. The Vice President shall assume the duties of President and/or President Elect in the event of their absence, be the Chairperson of such committee(s) as appointed by the President, and perform other duties as prescribed by the Executive Board. Term length is 1 year.

Board Member: The nominee must be actively working in the animal control or animal welfare profession within the State of Texas.  Be the Chairperson or serve on committee(s) as appointed by the President, and perform other duties as prescribed by the Executive Board.  There are two positions that are available to be filled this year.  Term length is 3 years.

Please make sure the people you nominate are willing to serve in the capacity that you have nominated them for.  The nominees will be contacted and given a chance to accept or decline the nomination.  Nominations can be made via an email with all pertinent information included to JameyC@plano.gov or by printing this form and mailing it to:

Texas Animal Control Association
c/o Jamey Cantrell
4028 W. Plano Pkwy.
Plano, TX 75093

All nominations must be postmarked or emailed no later than September 15, 2017. 

TACA’s Board of Directors is comprised of a group of volunteers who donate their time to serve Animal Control Officers, animal shelter employees, and others who care about animal welfare in Texas.  The Board sets the vision and goals for TACA and helps improve the future of the profession through training, public outreach, and legislative action.  One board member alone cannot do this job and for our Board to be effective, we need a diverse group of members who are willing to contribute their unique talents while collaborating and working as a team with the other members of the board.

What is required to be a TACA Board Member:

  • Be a current TACA member
  • Actively work in the animal control or animal welfare position within the State of Texas
  • Most importantly, be willing and able to help!

What is not required to be a TACA Board Member:

  • You do not have to be the Manager/Supervisor of your agency.  We want a diverse group of opinions on the Board.  We need the voices of the front line Animal Control Officers just as much as we need to hear from program directors.   
  • You do not have to be able to take off for days/weeks at a time to do TACA business.  Many meetings are done via conference calls and in-person meetings are usually held on weekends to prevent interfering with normal work duties.
  • You do not have to have decades of experience in the animal welfare field.  You do need to have a strong grasp of the animal control/welfare profession, but there is not minimum experience requirement for Board Members. 

A good Board Member is prepared for the meetings and keeps the commitments they make to the organization.  They share their opinions and ideas while making sure the organization’s needs are the top priority.  They get answers for the questions and concerns TACA’s members have.  They work to build relationships both within the association and with outside organizations.  And finally, they are willing to be a resource to both the Board and to the membership as a whole. 

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