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Invitiation for Nominations to RTPI Cymru

Do you think you could add something to RTPI Cymru, do you have ideas which would support RTPI members across Wales? Do you know someone that could contribute? - Why not encourage them to put their name forward.

The following positions on the RTPI Cymru Management Board are open for nominations:

Junior Vice Chair (JVC)

The JVC is the route to Chair of RTPI Cymru: 1 year is as JVC, then 1 year as Senior Vice Chair (SVC) before becoming Chair for a year, followed by a year as Immediate Past Chair (IPC). The Chair's role is to provide a figurehead for RTPI Cymru, chair the Management Board meetings and represent RTPI Cymru at events. You also host the RTPI President on their visit to Wales. The JVC, SVC and IPC provide support to the Chair and of course the RTPI Cymru staff provide support to all members of the Management Board. (Corporate Members may nominate).

Associate Member

This position represents the interests of Associate Members. This is a 2 year position. (Associate Members may nominate).

Licentiate Member

This position represents the interests of Licentiate Members. This is a 2 year position. (Licentiate Members may nominate). If the post-holders become elected as a Chartered Member during their tenure, they are able to complete their term.

Three Corporate Members

There are 5 Corporate members on the Board, but to provide continuation, 2 positions are elected in one year, and 3 the next; 3 positions are available for 2017. The positions are expected to actively contribute at meetings to the various papers and development of strategies and initiatives within and outside meetings, as are all members of the Management Board. (Corporate Members may nominate).

General Assembly Representative

RTPI Cymru has two positions on the RTPI's General Assembly (GA). This is the representative membership body of the RTPI. The position is for a two year term; an alternate position is elected each year. You are expected to attend the RTPI Cymru meetings as well as the three GA meetings per year. (Corporate Members may nominate).

What is involved?

There are normally four meetings held per year - one in Cardiff, one in Swansea, one in Wrexham and one where the AGM is held (the location of the AGM is decided by the SVC); although the Board is always open to moving.

We need members from across Wales that represent our membership, so that we are representative of the RTPI Cymru membership. Reasonable travel and subsistence payments are made to support attendance at meetings. In return for your contributions, we also offer discounts to the Spring Conference and the Wales Planning Conference.

What do I need to do?

If you are interested in standing, you will need to complete the nomination form and return it to us by Friday 20th October 2017.The nomination also needs to be supported by two Members (the category of member needed to support a nomination are given above in brackets).

The form is available to download, or by e-mail from: wales@rtpi.org.uk or by telephone: 029 2049 8215 (to save on paper and resources, we do not send these out to all members).

In the event of more than one nomination for any position, an election will take place, electronically, and the result announced at the RTPI Cymru AGM on 7 December.

If you would like to discuss any of the options please contact Roisin Willmott.