Each year, the NYCLU Board of Directors elects a Nominating Committee, including current and non-board members from across the state, to assemble a slate that will strengthen the Board of Directors by increasing diversity and representation of the state's residents and assuring that the Board has the full range of skills and experience necessary to fulfill our responsibilities. Candidates recommended by this year's Committee were interviewed and carefully considered under a number of key criteria, including but not limited to, the need for regional balance, leadership, representation of diverse constituencies and communities, professional backgrounds and expertise, understanding of the NYCLU’s mission and personal initiative on NYCLU priority issues. This year, the Committee interviewed 19 candidates and 10 incumbents. The Committee believes that our recommended slate represents a wide range of perspectives and has the ability to provide deep expertise on a number of civil liberties issues to the Board.
The annual meeting of the members of the NYCLU will be held on June 22nd, 2017 at 6 p.m. at the NYCLU offices at 125 Broad Street, 19th Floor, New York, NY, for the purposes of electing directors and receiving the annual report. There are 15 candidates and 15 vacancies. Of the 15 seats on the board that will be filled in the election, the 13 people who get the highest number of votes will be elected to full three-year terms and the 2 who get the next highest number of votes will serve one-year terms, completing the terms of members who left the board in mid-term. In accordance with the NYCLU bylaws, the NYCLU Nominating Committee nominated 15 people (as indicated in their biographical statements), the exact number of people to be elected.