Are you passionate about community development and strengthening the neighbourhood house sector? 

Do you want to make a difference beyond your own community?

If you answered 'yes' to these questions, it's time to nominate to the NHVic Board. 

Nominations open Monday 4 October 2021.

We are committed to a diverse and inclusive Board which reflects the makeup of our sector. We encourage nominations from people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background, people with lived experience of disability, people from culturally diverse backgrounds and those who identify as LGBTIQ to nominate.

How do I nominate?

Complete the NHVic Board nomination form (doc, 194KB) and submit it via email to the Elections Returning Officer, Cameron MacRae, at [email protected] (due to COVID-19, we cannot accept applications by mail).

To complete the form, you will need a:

  • Nominator: The Nominator must be from a NHVic full membership organisation. They can be from the same organisation as the nominee, or a different one.
  • Seconder: The Seconder must be from a different NHVic full membership organisation to the Nominator. 

Timeframes

  • Nominations open: Monday 4 October
  • Nominations close: Friday 5 November, 11.59pm
  • Online ballot opens*: Thursday 11 November
  • Online ballot closes*: Friday 19 November, 5pm
  • AGM - newly elected Board members announced: Thursday 25 November, 2pm (register here)

*This year the Board has 6 vacancies to fill. An election will only occur if we receive more than 6 nominations. 

Will there be an election?

An election will only occur if the nominations we receive exceeds the number of vacancies (6).

Only organisations with a Full Membership have voting rights.

The election is conducted via an online ballot emailed directly to full members.

Voting will be one vote per membership i.e. one vote per house; and in the case of networks, one vote per network. In the event of duplicate votes, both will be discarded. 

When will the newly elected Board members be announced?

They will be announced at the Annual General Meeting on Thursday 25 November, 2pm to 3.30pm, via Zoom.

I'm considering nominating but I have some questions. Who should I contact?

No worries! If you have any questions about the role of the Board and what's involved in being a Board member, contact Nicole Battle, Neighbourhood Houses Victoria CEO, on 0414 146 075 or email [email protected]  

If you have any questions about the process for nominating to the Board and the election, contact Cameron MacRae, Elections Returning Officer, at [email protected]