Trustees serve 3-year terms, with a cohort of 6 Trustee slots up for election each year on a staggered basis. Trustees may not serve more than 6 consecutive years. In some cases, for example when a slot is filled off-cycle, a Trustee slot becomes vacant before its cohort is up for election. In that case, there generally is a special election to fill the vacant slot, and whoever wins that election serves the remainder of the cohort term.
Annual elections to fill vacant seats are held on the day of the regular March meeting. To be eligible to run for a trustee seat, candidates must be eligible by the regular February meeting, must be a Member, and must have attended 3 of the LJCPA’s meetings in the preceding 12-month period. Send an email or notify one of the seated trustees if you are interested in running and be sure to read the bylaws.
Some Trustees may not be able to serve their full term, even if re-elected, due to limitation of 6 years of continuous service. Bylaws allow service beyond 6 continuous years under certain circumstances.