The Maryland Green Party is accepting nominations for officers including Co-Chairs (2), Treasurer, Recording Secretary, and Membership Coordinator. Additionally, the party is accepting nominations for 3 Delegates and 3 Alternate Delegates to the Green National Committee (GNC).
Potential candidates must be registered Green in the State of Maryland. Nominations should be sent via email to [email protected] using the subject header "Officer Nomination".
Nominations are due at 11:59 pm Eastern on May 20, 2022. Ballots will be available May 22, 2022.
The following bylaws excerpt outlines the requirements and duties of officers:
ARTICLE 8 OFFICERS
8.1 Officers: The officers of the MGP shall include: Two Co-Chairs; a Treasurer; a Recording Secretary; and a Membership Coordinator, as provided in this Article.
8.2 Co-Chairs: Two Co-Chairs shall be selected annually at the first MGP Assembly of each year. The Co-Chairs shall share responsibility for facilitating all MGP Assemblies and Coordinating Council meetings. The Co-Chairs shall also be the main public spokespersons for the MGP, or, in consultation with the Press and Publicity Committee, may delegate the task of public spokesperson. The Co-Chairs shall serve for a maximum of two (2) consecutive annual terms, and may not serve again for two (2) years. An exception can be made by a majority vote at the MGP Assembly to waive the term limit for one year for the purpose of maintaining continuity in the Chair listed on the Petition to Form a New Party for the purpose of gaining ballot status. Because the MGP strongly supports diversity and affirmative action, the MGP intends that at least one of the Co-Chair positions should be held by a woman or member of a minority group. In the event neither of the Co-Chairs can attend a meeting, a temporary facilitator can be selected at that meeting to conduct the proceedings of that meeting.
8.3 Treasurer: A Treasurer shall be selected annually at the first MGP Assembly of each year. The Treasurer shall maintain the financial books of the MGP, work 6 with the finance committee to develop a budget, file all necessary election reports and forms to comply with federal and state election laws in a timely manner, maintain all bank and financial accounts for the organization, and make a public accounting of the finances of the organization at each MGP Assembly for the period since the last MGP Assembly. The Treasurer may serve a maximum of five (5) consecutive terms, and thereafter shall be unable to serve as Treasurer for two (2) years. An exception can be made by a majority vote at an MGP Assembly to waive the term limit for an additional year if no other qualified member can be found willing to serve in this position.
8.4 Recording Secretary: A Recording Secretary shall be selected annually at the first MGP Assembly. The Recording Secretary shall take, publish, and maintain the minutes of all MGP Assemblies and Coordinating Committee meetings. Within 10 days of any meeting, the Recording Secretary shall make the minutes of that meeting available to any member who requests it, and shall send the minutes to the Co-Chairs and all Locals. In the event that the Recording Secretary is unable to attend a meeting, a temporary replacement shall be selected at that meeting to record the minutes of that meeting. The Recording Secretary may serve a maximum of three (3) consecutive annual terms.
8.5 Membership Coordinator: A Membership Coordinator shall be selected annually at the first MGP Assembly. The Membership Coordinator shall maintain the contact information of all members and Locals for the purposes of communicating with members and Locals. The Membership Coordinator shall, with the assistance of the Membership Committee, organize efforts to recruit and retain members. The Membership Coordinator may serve a maximum of three consecutive annual terms.
8.6 Incompatible Offices: No elected official may serve as an officer of the MGP, without express approval by the Coordinating Council.
8.7 Rotation: Term Limits: No person shall serve as an officer of the MGP for more than three (3) consecutive years, with the exception of the Treasurer, who may serve as Treasurer for no more than five (5) consecutive years as provided in Section 8.3, and also with the exceptions provided in Section 8.2 of these Interim Bylaws.