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Call for Nominations for 2018 COTA Board of Directors Election

Dear COTA Members:

The Board of Directors (BOD) of Chinese Overseas Transportation Association (COTA) is seeking highly qualified candidates to fill in TWO vacant positions on the BOD. The new positions will take effect on January 7, 2018 at the COTA BOD meeting in Washington D.C. during the 2018 TRB Annual Meeting. If you would like to be part of our BOD with strong commitment to contributing to the continuing success and growth of COTA or if you know someone who fits this description, please submit your self-nomination or nomination information to the 2018 COTA BOD Election Committee that consists of the following members:

The 2018 BOD Election Committee is supported by the following staff:

The deadline for nomination is Monday, October 9, 2017.

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

To be an eligible candidate for election, the nominee must be a COTA Member who has paid his/her 2017 COTA Membership annual dues by October 1, 2017. 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/she is eligible and becomes a candidate for the election by Monday, October 16, 2017.The election will be held online from October 20 through November 10, 2017.

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

Jianming Ma, Lei Zhang, and Heng Wei
The 2018 BOD Election Committee
Chinese Overseas Transportation Association (COTA)