National Council Elections
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In 2018, UNA-USA will conduct its election for Regional Representatives to the National Council.  The election cycle begins in January, with the announcement of the nominating process and electronic voting in the spring. Representatives take office at the time of the UNA-USA June Leadership Summit in Washington, DC.  Each member will be asked to cast one vote per Regional Representative position based on the region in which that member lives.

Key Dates

January 8 – February 9, 2018
Nomination period for the National Council.

April 2 – 16, 2018
Voting period for the National Council.

May 1, 2018 (no later than)
Newly elected National Council representatives announced by the current UNA-USA National Council Chair.

June 10-12, 2018
New National Council representatives will be sworn in at the Annual Meeting, held during the Leadership Summit in Washington, DC.

Information regarding the election can be found in the bi-weekly Chapter Leader Updates and on the UNA-USA Website. In addition, membership staff will be available to answer all questions, as well as current members of the National Council. Please contact the National Council Nominations Committee at nominations@unausa.org with questions or comments.


The National Council consists of just over 30 people: two, three, or four representatives elected from each region, consistent with the number of members. Representatives are not obligated to serve more than one two-year term. The maximum number of consecutive terms that a representative may serve is three two-year terms, for a total of six years.

The National Council meets twice a year, once during the June Leadership Summit and once in New York in early February; its working groups and subcommittees conduct business year-round by email and conference call in preparation for their semi-annual meetings.  In addition to overseeing these elections, the National Council works on issues of membership, legislative advocacy, web and social media, external communications, education, WFUNA, and the Council of Organizations.  It makes recommendations to both to UNA-USA staff and to delegates at the Annual Meeting.  Regional Representatives also work with staff to assist chapters and to help resolve issues that may arise during the year.

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