2021 ANNUAL MEETING
The NAMI Maryland Annual Meeting will be held on October 16, 2021. Attendees will have the opportunity to elect the NAMI Maryland Board of Directors. This meeting will be streamed directly to NAMI Maryland's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/NAMIMaryland at 9:00 am EST.
NAMI Maryland will present our Annual Report for FY2021 to the public, covering accomplishments, barriers, advocacy work, financials, and discuss work for the upcoming year.
You must be a NAMI member in Maryland through October 2021 to have your vote counted. Please CLICK HERE to renew or become a member.
Voting will take place from October 1st to October 16th. You can fill out your ballot online here.
Should you wish to mail in your ballot, it must be received by Friday, October 15th, 2021 at 5:00 pm in order for your vote to be counted. You can also email the ballot to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail it to our office at 10632 Little Patuxent Parkway, Suite 454, Columbia, MD 21044.
Voting is the crucial way you make your voice heard in our organization. Taking the time to vote helps your Board of Directors ensure that NAMI Maryland's annual meeting represents as many members' views as we can. In order to vote (see below for voting options), you must be a NAMI member and your membership must be active through October 2021.
Click for the Ballot of Candidates for the Board of Directors.
The Process of Nominating Candidates for the NAMI Maryland Board of Directors:
The process of nominating this year's slate of candidates for the NAMI Maryland Board of Directors involved a thorough review process by the NAMI Maryland Board Nominating Committee. The Board Nominating Committee began work at the beginning of 2021. The application packet was finalized and sent out by email and posted on the NAMI Maryland website in February, 2021.
The committee members reviewed all applications and conducted phone interviews with each candidate to: present expectations; confirm consent to run and commitment to serve; and identify attributes that would contribute to good governance and diversity as required by the NAMI Standards of Excellence, our bylaws, and good practice. Among the attributes considered were: demographics, expertise, personal relationship to the issue of mental illness, connections to strategic community networks, interests, availability, and connection and past service to NAMI Maryland and/or to NAMI affiliates in Maryland. The committee discussed each candidate in the context of NAMI Maryland's needs and recommends all six candidates for election to the six open slots. The committee chair presented that ballot and recommended slate of candidates for distribution to NAMI Maryland affiliates and members 30 days prior to the scheduled annual meeting.