Thursday, September 22, 2016

APPAM Announces 2016 Kershaw Award Winner

The Association of Public Policy and Management (APPAM) is pleased to announce that the 2016 David N. Kershaw Award Winner is Dr. Varun Rai of the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Rai will give a featured presentation during the 2016 Fall Research Conference on Friday, November 4.

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2016 Policy Council and Leadership Elections

The Policy Council is APPAM's governing board and is responsible for setting policy and creating strategy for the Association.  It currently consists of four elected cohorts serving staggered, four-year terms of office.  The APPAM officers (ex officio voting); the APPAM Executive Director and the Editor of JPAM (ex-officio non-voting) comprise the Executive Committee; the Executive Committee is also part of the Policy Council.

Elections for the new four person cohort on the Policy Council, a Vice President and a Secretary will be begin December 15th.  The election will run until midnight Eastern Time on January 14th. 

Among the four person cohort for the Policy Council, one is a self-identified practitioner, one is an institutional representative selected by the Committee of Institutional Representatives and two are academics. All will serve four-year terms. 

Finally, one student is appointed annually to serve a two-year term on the Policy Council  There are two student seats on the Board and one new student is selected for service each year. They are appointed by the APPAM President, Ron Haskins, and the Chair of the Institutional Representatives, Juliet Musso. We are accepting nominations for this position until January 8th.  Click here for more information on the nomination process

You can view a list of the current APPAM Officers, descriptions of each officer position, the current APPAM Policy Council Members and review the bylaws for APPAM.   

How to Vote

Voting for the next Policy Council cohort, which serves from 2016 through 2019, and for Vice President and Secretary, which serve from 2016 through 2017, will begin December 15th. The election will conclude at midnight, Eastern Standard Time, on January 14, 2016.

Follow the links below to the list of all nominees on this year's ballot. All current professional members will receive e-mailed instructions on how to vote on December 15th and will receive periodic reminders to vote until the January 14th deadline. If your membership has lapsed, you did not receive an e-mail with voting instructions. If you want to check the status of your membership, you can do so here. If you have not received an e-mail and feel that your membership is current, please contact Tara Sheehan.

Click here to review all the nominees.

 

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