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COTA BOD Election - Call for Nominee for 2017 COTA BODs

Dear COTA Members:

The Board of Directors (BOD) of Chinese Overseas Transportation Association (COTA) is seeking a highly-qualified candidate to fill in one vacant Regular Member position on the BOD. The responsibility of this new board member will be assigned after the election.

The new positions will take effect on January 8, 2017 at the COTA BOD meeting in Washington DC during the 2016 TRB annual meeting. If you desire to be part of our BOD with strong willingness to contribute to the continuing success and growth of COTA, please send your self-nomination information to the 2017 COTA Board Member Election Committee that consists of the following members:

The deadline for nomination is Friday, December 2, 2016.

Each nominee must obtain endorsements from at least three active COTA Members, including at least one current BOD Member NOT serving on the election committee. (http://cota-home.org/Organization_Board_Officers.html). Each nominee must submit a written statement (no more than 2 pages) stating his or her qualifications and envisioned commitment.

To be an eligible candidate for election, the nominee must be a COTA Member who has paid 2016 Annual membership by October 1, 2016. For other eligibility requirements, please refer to COTA Bylaws http://cota-home.org/About_ByLaws.html.

According to COTA Bylaws 4.1.1, “No more than one (1) candidate from the same organizational entity is permitted to run the election at one time. No candidate is allowed from an organizational entity that currently has an active BOD member who will continuously serve after the election. Association, at the judge of the BOD, is not eligible for election.”

The nominee will be informed if he or she is eligible and becomes a candidate for the election by December 5, 2016. The election will be held online between December 6 and December 22, 2016.

For questions regarding the nomination or election, please contact the Election Committee.

Lei Zhang, Heng Wei, Yafeng Yin, and Ken Yang
2017 COTA Board Member Election Committee
Chinese Overseas Transportation Association