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IHSA Board of Directors / Nomination Form


Great news!  The Illinois Head Start Association is ready to launch their annual process for selecting members to serve on the Board of Directors.  We need strong leaders (like yourself) during these challenging times to serve on the IHSA Board.  This year the Nomination Committee will be selecting the following At Large positions: 

Director Component 
1 At Large member/two year term

Friend Component 
1 At Large member/two year term
1 At Large member/one year term

Parent Component
2 At Large members/two year term
1 At Large member/one year term

Staff Component
1 At Large member

So, here's how it works.

1.  Open nominations will be accepted NOW until the close of business on February 13, 2024You can nominate someone or complete an application for yourself.
2.  Interested applicants must complete the Application to be considered.  The online application can be completed by following this link, 2024 IHSA Board of Directors Nomination FormOr, complete this pdf application and email it to Lauri Morrison-Frichtl <>.  

Once Applications are received - 

3.  The IHSA Nomination Committee will review all Applications and select the top candidates for each of the Components (Director, Parent, Staff and Friend).
4.  The IHSA Nomination Committee will schedule virtual interviews with the top candidates from each Component.
5.  The selected Candidates will be placed on the Nomination Slate to be brought forward to the full IHSA Board of Directors for approval at their March 11, 2024 Board Meeting.
6.  After approval by the full Board each candidate will be notified and announced to the full membership on Tuesday, March 12th during the Annual Conference luncheon.

IF you want to run for the Component Region V Representative you will need to go through a different process.  The Region V Representative position is elected by members of their respective Component on March 12th at 11:30 am during scheduled Component Meetings. The Applications for this Election Process opens on February 12th and closes on March 7th, 2024..  IHSA will take all applications received and develop a slate of candidates that are presented to the respective Component for elections.  Watch for this information on February 12th.  Component Region V Representatives are elected every two years, serve on the IHSA Board of Directors and the Region V Head Start Association Board of Directors.

PLEASE, share with your staff, parents and partners. If you have any questions please feel free to reach out and ask.  All questions welcomed.  
Thank you! 
- The IHSA Team 
 (217) -241-3511