Nominations for the JCP EC Elections are now open!

The nomination period of the 2011 Annual JCP Executive Committee Elections has officially begun.  The JCP will be accepting self-nominations for 2 seats on the SE/EE EC and 2 seats on the ME EC starting today, with the nomination period ending on Thursday, 13 October.

JCP Members (JSPA 2 primary contacts) receive messages with instructions for nominating and their login credentials via email.  You will need this credential information to login and complete the nomination.

The JCP EC Special Election schedule is posted online in the JCP calendar, highlights are below:

Nominations for elected seats: 30 September-13 October
Ballot (ratified and elected): 18-31 October
New members take office: 15 November

The ballot with nominees for ratified and nominated seats begins on 18 October. The results will also be available on jcp.org on 1 November.

If you are attending JavaOne next week, there are several events happening that you may be interested in attending, in particular the following BOF session.

Session ID: 23641
Session Title: Meet the Executive Committee Candidates
Venue / Room: Hilton San Francisco - Golden Gate 6/7/8
Date and Time: 10/3/11, 19:00 - 19:45

We will also be hosting a call for all of the candidates following the nomination period. 

The following information is required for self-nomination.

1) Contact information/Biography
 Each EC seat is represented by two people - a primary and alternate representative. Provide the following information for each representative:
 - Name
 - Title
 - Email Address
 - Mailing Address
 - Phone Number
 - Fax
 - A brief biography (3-5 sentences/~100-200 words) for primary contact
 - Photograph (prefer jpg format, head only shot) for primary contact


Bios and photos for the EC members are posted here:
http://jcp.org/en/press/news/ec-feature_ME
http://jcp.org/en/press/news/ec-feature_SE


2) Qualification Statement
A brief (2-3 paragraph) description of your qualifications for an EC seat; this is a Qualification Statement for the organization you represent. It should include the value and perspective you bring to the EC, your interests in the JCP program, as well as a summary of your current participation or planned participation in the JCP program (your entire organization)--JSRs, participation on Expert Groups, meetings/events attended, etc.  This statement will appear on the ballot and will convince community members that they should vote for you, so please include relevant information about your experience within the JCP program and your investments in Java technology.

A few sample qualification statements are available here.

3) Position Paper
One of the pieces of information we make available to the JCP membership for voting purposes is a position paper.  If you would like to provide this type of information for the ballot, please prepare in pdf format for posting.  This would be more detail on areas that you would put focus into during your tenure on the JCP EC.

You can read more about some of the topics under discussion in the EC here, including links to JCP.Next materials.

If you have an interest in participating in the JCP EC, nominate today.  We look forward to a successful election process.

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