Florida Suppliers Council | Call for Officer Nominations

Posted By: Kristi Novak
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As Chair of the Nominating Committee, I have issued this call for nominations for officers of the Florida Suppliers Council (FSC) whose terms, if selected, would be served in 2024-2025. The link to submit a nomination can be found at the bottom of this article. The FSC is the supplier "voice" within the Florida Apartment Association, and FSC officers represent their peers within the FAA volunteer ranks. The Chair of the FSC has a standing seat on the FAA Executive Committee in the Associates Vice President role. The deadline to nominate is June 30, 2024.

FSC OFFICES UP FOR ELECTION IN 2024-2025

Position
Status*
Term
Secretary Open Seat 1 Year
Vice Chair Contested 1 Year
Chair Contested 1 Year

*Status indicates whether or not a current officer may ascend to a higher office in the next term (i.e. secretary to vice chair). In these instances, the status will be marked as "Contested." If uncontested the status will be labeled as "Open." Ascension is not automatic, and any FSC member may run for any electable position identified above.

Looking for the FAA Executive Committee nomination page? Click here.

Criteria and Guidelines:

Criteria 

  1. Each nominee must own, manage, or be employed by a company that provides products or services (supplier company) to the apartment industry in Florida. 
  2. Each nominee must be employed by a company that is an FAA member in good standing. 
  3. Each nominee must acknowledge that election as an FSC officer carries with it a great responsibility and nominees must be able commit to attending all scheduled meetings.
  4. Each nominee must complete an electronic assessment (sent after nomination period has closed).
  5. Nominee and nominee's company must commit to fully participate in FAA programs and events, including exhibiting at the FAA Annual Conference & Trade Show.
  6. Completion of the FAA or NAA Leadership Lyceum programs a plus.
  7. Nominee must be available for a virtual interview with the Nominating Committee, if all other criteria are met, on Friday, July 26, 2024.

Guidelines

The Nominating Committee will use the following guidelines in establishing a slate: 

Candidate’s prior participation on the Florida Suppliers Council, FAA committees, task forces, or councils, FAA adjacent entities (i.e. APAC/FFHO), exhibiting and/or sponsorship of programs and events, and local affiliate volunteer leadership.

Candidate’s: 

  1. FAA/FSC volunteer experience
  2. Prior support and participation in FAA programs and events
  3. Apartment industry experience and contributions
  4. Participation in FAA and APAC programs and events
  5. Civic and social engagement


Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, self nominations are encouraged, but not required.
  • Resume or curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Letter of support from direct supervisor
    • Current FSC Officers and owners or officers of member companies are not required to submit a letter of support
Officers can expect to serve at least 4 years as they progress through the ranks. (Advancement is not automatic.) Each year, the Florida Suppliers Council meets in person three times in various locations throughout the state. Officers are expected to attend all FSC meetings in addition to FAA Board meetings, the Legislative Conference (Impact), Annual Conference (Inspire), and other meetings that may be called by the FSC Chair or FAA President.
Yes, but most travel is within the state of Florida
Each year, a Nominating Committee is appointed by the FAA President to source officer candidates for the FAA Executive Committee and the Florida Suppliers Council. This Committee interviews candidates, reviews qualifications, and recommends a "slate" of officers to the FAA Board of Directors. This slate is published prior to the annual conference (Inspire) each year. The Board then votes on the recommended slate as a whole.
Terms for all incoming officers begin after they have been installed at the Annual Conference. This year, terms will begin on Friday, September 20, 2024.
All candidates meeting the criteria stated above will be interviewed by the Nominating Committee in July 2024.