Fellow Libertarians in Colorado, did you know the following board positions are up for election at this year’s State convention the weekend of April 25th in Colorado Springs?:
- State Chair
- Vice Chair
- Regions Director
- Campaigns Director
- Membership Director
- Communications Director
Only Convention delegates eligible to vote may run for a Party Office, and only if they promise to fulfill the requirements of this article. The term of each Office shall be two (2) years or until a successor is elected or appointed. Delegates to the business meetings of the Convention must have been Members for at least ninety (90) days immediately prior to the day the first such meeting convenes. As long as those requirements are met then all it takes is another qualified delegate to nominate you at convention. You can start running anytime, however.
Here’s the duties for each board position:
The State Chair shall be the chief executive officer of the Party, holding the powers of administration pertaining to the ordinary business affairs of the Party and such other powers as may be delegated by the Board of Directors. The State Chair may appoint such Party functionaries as a recording and corresponding secretary, an office manager, and an events chair. The State Chair shall compile, maintain and make available to the Board of Directors a publication listing all “Standing Rules” and “Special Rules” adopted by the Board of Directors. The State Chair shall specify the date and time of the next Convention at least 45 (45) days before it is convened. The State Chair, or his or her designee, including other Board members acting within their designated job duties at the direction of the Chair, shall be the person who shall communicate on behalf of the Party. The State Chair shall file any amendments to the Party’s Constitution or Bylaws with the Secretary of State within fifteen (15) days after such amendments are adopted.
The Vice Chair shall assist the State Chair in the performance of executive duties, act as Chair in the temporary absence of the State Chair, develop and support affiliate parties and district caucuses, ensure affiliate compliance with requirements in the Party Constitution and Bylaws, communicate with Affiliate Representatives on a monthly basis, and facilitate resource sharing and cooperation among the affiliates.
The Regions Director shall be responsible for representing the regions and for coordinating campaigns, media, outreach, and other party functions in those regions. The regions shall be composed of the following counties:
- a. Pikes Peak: El Paso, Park, Teller
- b. Upper Arkansas: Chaffee, Custer, Fremont, Lake
- c. Southeast: Baca, Bent, Crowley, Huerfano, Las Animas, Otero, Prowers, Pueblo
- d. San Luis: Alamosa, Conejos, Costilla, Rio Grande, Saguache
- e. San Juan: Archuleta, Dolores, Hinsdale, La Plata, Mineral, Montezuma, San Juan, San Miguel
- f. Western Slope: Delta, Gunnison, Mesa. Montrose, Ouray
- g. Central: Clear Creek, Eagle, Garfield, Gilpin, Grand, Pitkin, Summit
- h. Northwest: Jackson, Moffat, Rio Blanco, Routt
- i. Metro: Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas, Jefferson
- j. Northeast: Larimer, Logan, Morgan, Phillips, Sedgwick, Washington, Weld
- k. Plains: Cheyenne, Elbert, Kiowa, Kit Carson, Lincoln, Yuma
The Campaigns Director shall identify political races and coordinate candidate and issue development. The Campaigns Director shall be responsible for and coordinate all political campaigns of the Party.
The Communications Director shall be responsible for all communications, web sites, multimedia, social media, press releases, media appearances, and media inquiries.
The Membership Director shall be responsible for: developing membership education programs and publications, (including final responsibility for publishing a regular newsletter); recruiting and training activists from the membership; overseeing leadership training and succession planning at all levels within the Party; categorizing and contacting current individual members (registered Libertarian voters) to ask/persuade the members to support the LPCO financially or actively; and for monthly reporting the same to the Board and affiliates.
The communications director is happy to answer any questions if you are interested in seeking a board position. Please email him at firstname.lastname@example.org