This summer the AMIA Board and AMIA Executive Director in consultation with the AMIA Strategic Plan Implementation Task Force, the AMIA Management Task Force and the AMIA By-Laws Review Task Force proposed to expand the size of the Board by adding four designated directors. This proposed change required a by-law change approved by a two-thirds vote of AMIA Individual members.
In order to ensure that AMIA members had the information they needed in order to make an informed decision, the AMIA Board and the AMIA office coordinated a series of conference calls, town-hall meetings in three cities, email updates, FAQ sheets, and personal telephone calls to members, as well as posting information on the AMIA website and printing articles in the AMIA Newsletter.
The deadline for voting was September 21 and the results (electronic and paper ballot) were tabulated by the AMIA Election Committee this week. The AMIA Board and Executive Director are pleased to announce that the initiative has passed. Official results were: 460 (88%) in favor; 65 (12%) not in favor.
Thank you members for participating in an initiative that the Board feels is important to the health and welfare of our association. Thank you also to the Election Committee members for overseeing the tabulation.