Executive Board

Call for Nominations - Join the 2023 LEIRA Executive Board!

LEIRA, a member driven organization established in 1985, is seeking motivated and enthusiastic Executive Board members who will make valuable contributions and have a willingness to shape LEIRA’s future!  Executive Board members represent LEIRA’s diverse membership with backgrounds as records specialists, property and evidence technicians, public records officers, and more. Members are welcome to participate regardless of whether they are new to records of law enforcement or a seasoned veteran.

LEIRA is committed to its future sustainability, professionalism, collaboration, high training standards, and networking with our Washington’s criminal justice communities.  Service in these positions is a wonderful opportunity to be involved in the direction of LEIRA and the ongoing educational, planning, and advocacy activities of the association. The Board meets quarterly in person, although Board members may call in periodically. There is an expectation of Board members for active participation in Board meetings and association events.

By this notice, the LEIRA Nominating Committee announces the annual call for nominations for candidates to fill open positions on the LEIRA Executive Board for January 1-December 31, 2023. Job descriptions for these positions are below The following positions are up for election:

  • President
  • 1st VP
  • 2nd VP
  • Secretary
  • 2nd Director (2-year term ending 12/31/24)

Current members of LEIRA (as of October 10, 2022) are eligible for nomination. Candidates may self-nominate, or you may nominate someone else with their permission. To nominate a member, please submit the following to Kirsty Jones at [email protected] by 5pm on October 10, 2022:

  • Completed Executive Board Application – electronic signatures are accepted
  • Letter of Support signed by the candidate’s Chief/Sheriff or designee supporting the candidacy and the candidate’s increased involvement in LEIRA

Ballots will be sent out on or around October 11, 2022. The voting period will be October 11, 2022 through November 9, 2022. Results will be announced at annual General Meeting on November 9, 2022. Multiple methods of voting will be available.


 

General Executive Board Information

The officers of the Association are the President, First Vice President, Second Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer.

The policy-making body of the Association is the Executive Board. The Executive Board consists of the immediate Past President, officers of the Association, and up to three (3) directors elected by the general membership.  The supervisor of the Washington UCR/NIBRS section of WASPC serves as a liaison officer ex-officio, the appointed Conference Committee Chairperson, and the appointed Training Committee Chairperson all serve as non-voting, advisory members of the board.

President: preside at Association and Executive Board meetings, preside at all LEIRA conferences, appoint ex-officio members and chairpersons of all standing or special committees that are required for the attainment of the goals of the Association; to perform all other duties normally incident to this office; may delegate any of these duties when deemed necessary or expedient to do so.

First Vice President: in absence of or the inability of the President, perform the duties of the President; attend all meetings of the Association and Executive Board and such other duties as may be assigned from time to time by the President or Executive Board.

Second Vice President: in the concurrent absence or inability of the President and First Vice President, perform duties of the President; attend all Association and Executive Board meetings, and perform any duty as assigned by the President or Executive Board.

Secretary: prepare and respond to correspondence of the Association; to serve as Secretary to the Executive Board; record, prepare and distribute the minutes of the Association meetings as directed by the President; maintain an accurate list of the membership and perform any duty as designated by the President.

Treasurer: collect and receive all monies from dues and other sources; pay all accounts established by the Association or by the Executive Board; provided, that the Executive Board may authorize an alternate signature for such purposes in the absence of the Treasurer.

Directors: to attend all meetings of the Association and of the Executive Board, serve as policy-making body of the Association; continuously monitor activities in the Association to assure that policies are being observed; and perform any other duties as designated by the President.

 Liaison Officer (Ex-Officio): to attend all meetings of the Association and the Executive Board; act as liaison between the Washington State Law Enforcement Information and Records Association and the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs.