2014 AIGA Chicago Nominations

AIGA Chicago invites you to participate in open nominations for the Board of Directors and 2014 Chapter Awards—Fellow Award, Corporate Design Leadership Award and Above and Beyond Award. Requirements and descriptions are below. Nominations must be submitted by Friday, April 4.

All submissions will be presented to the nominating committee, which consists of the current chapter President, an Advisory Board Member, a Past Board Member, the Outreach Director and a Member at Large. The nominating committee will meet in April to determine a recommended slate for open board positions and awards to present to the membership at large.

Once a nomination (either peer or self-nominated) is submitted, the nominee will be contacted for more information.

Open Board Positions
Each Board member is elected to serve and represent the entire membership of the AIGA Chicago to the best of his/her ability, in accordance with the AIGA mission and the description of the board position. The Board of Directors meets monthly to report, determine, and vote on Chapter activities. AIGA board members are elected by the entire membership and serve staggered three-year terms.

Vice President
The Vice President develops a clear understanding of chapter activities and goals to facilitate the efficient running of the chapter in alignment with the AIGA mission.

Membership Chair
The Membership Chair facilitates membership growth by directing new membership campaigns, managing active and prospective membership lists, recruiting new members and coordinating volunteers.

Community Outreach Chair
The Community Outreach Chair identifies opportunities for the chapter to collaborate with individuals and groups around the city that can benefit from AIGA resources. He or she also spearheads the AIGA Chicago Mentor Program.

Programming Director
The Programming Director oversees the planning and implementation of the annual program schedule and calendar, which reflects activities consistent with AIGA Chicago’s mission and meets the needs of chapter members.

General requirements for all board members:
The following is a list of general expectations and is a baseline—by no means all-inclusive of the responsibilities of board members.
• Attendance at monthly board meetings.
• Monthly board reports are to be submitted a minimum of 24 hours prior to the monthly board meeting.
• Organize a committee to assist with carrying out the responsibilities of the position.
• Determine a succession plan for your position.
• Attend a minimum of six chapter events annually, in addition to planning the retreat and annual meeting.


AIGA Chicago 2014 Awards

Fellow Award
The AIGA Fellow Award is presented to an individual who has contributed to the advancement of the graphic design profession throughout his or her career. It is a nationally recognized AIGA award, given periodically by each of the 67 AIGA chapters. The Fellow award program is a means of recognizing mature designers who have made a significant contribution to raising the standards of excellence in practice and conduct within their local or regional design community as well as in their local AIGA chapter. The areas of education, writing, leadership and reputation, as well as the practice of design, are given equal consideration in measuring significant contribution.

Corporate Design Leadership Award
The AIGA Chicago Corporate Design Leadership Award recognizes organizations that have shown dedication and leadership by promoting excellence in design as a meaningful business policy. Recipients demonstrate outstanding and consistent commitment to the highest standards of design as a means to advancing their corporate message and brand experiences.

Above and Beyond Award
The Above and Beyond Award recognizes long-standing service and commitment to AIGA Chicago and its membership. The efforts of those recognized ensure the chapter’s continued ability to encourage, promote and serve the graphic design profession.

By AIGA Chicago
Published March 5, 2014
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