Nominations and Elections Application
The International Public Safety Association is holding an Election in January 2021 for four Board of Directors' seats.
Each seat is a highly visible leadership position and has a term of three years of volunteer leadership service to the IPSA.
All candidates must meet the following eligibility requirements::
Per IPSA Bylaws
The corporation shall have 12 directors and collectively they shall be known as the Board of Directors.
To encourage equal representation geographically, on the board, there may be no more than two board members from any one state, parish, province or territory.
To encourage equal representation of public safety professions, on the board, there may be no more than three board members from any one public safety profession.
Directorships on the board shall not be denied to any person on the basis of race, creed, sex, religion or national origin. Employees of the Corporation are ineligible to serve on the Board of Directors
To ensure fairness: All Individual members should have equal opportunity to seek elected positions on the IPSA Board of Directors. To ensure equity: All nominees should be provided equal access to the membership. To ensure engagement: Communication with membership about the election process and the candidates should arouse interest in IPSA affairs and foster optimum ballot returns.
Only voting members of the IPSA are eligible to participate in the election. All applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements to be considered for a position on the IPSA Board of Directors:
CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE (A.R.S. §§ 10-202(D), 10-3202(D), 10-1622(A)(8) & 10-11622(A)(7))
Has ANY person who is currently an officer, director, trustee, incorporator, or who, in a for For-Profit corporations controls or holds more than 10% of the issued and outstanding common shares or 10% of any other proprietary, beneficial or membership interest in the corporation been:
Convicted of a felony involving a transaction in securities, consumer fraud or antitrust in any state or federal jurisdiction within the five year period immediately preceding the execution of this certificate?
Convicted of a felony, the essential elements of which consisted of fraud, misrepresentation, theft by false pretenses or restraint of trade or monopoly in any state or federal jurisdiction within the five year period immediately preceding execution of this certificate?
Subject to an injunction, judgement, decree or permanent order of any state or federal court entered within the five year period immediately preceding execution of this certificate where such injunction, judgement, decree or permanent order involved the violation of:
Has any person who is currently an officer, director, trustee or incorporator, or who, in a For-Profit corporation, controls or holds over 20% of the issued and outstanding common shares, or 20% of any other proprietary, beneficial or membership interest in the corporation, served in any such capacity or held a 20% interest in any other corporation on the bankruptcy or receivership of that other corporation?
The purpose of this conflict of interest policy is to protect this tax-exempt corporation's interest when it is contemplating entering into a transaction or arrangement that might benefit the private interest of an officer or director of the corporation or any "disqualified person" as defined in Section 4958(f)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code and as amplified by Section 53.4958-3 of the IRS Regulations and which might result in a possible "excess benefit transaction" as defined in Section 4958(c)(1)(A) of the Internal Revenue Code and as amplified by Section 53.4958 of the IRS Regulations. This policy is intended to supplement but not replace any applicable state and federal laws governing conflict of interest applicable to nonprofit and charitable organizations. Officers and directors must review and sign this policy. A record will be maintained at the corporation’s principal office.
Section 2. Definitions
Compensation includes direct and indirect remuneration as well as gifts or favors that are not insubstantial.
A financial interest is not necessarily a conflict of interest. Under Section 3, paragraph B, a person who has a financial interest may have a conflict of interest only if the appropriate governing board or committee decides that a conflict of interest exists.
Section 3. Conflict of Interest Avoidance Procedures
The chairperson of the governing board or committee shall, if appropriate, appoint a disinterested person or committee to investigate alternatives to the proposed transaction or arrangement.
After exercising due diligence, the governing board or committee shall determine whether the corporation can obtain with reasonable efforts a more advantageous transaction or arrangement from a person or entity that would not give rise to a conflict of interest.
If a more advantageous transaction or arrangement is not reasonably possible under circumstances not producing a conflict of interest, the governing board or committee shall determine by a majority vote of the disinterested directors whether the transaction or arrangement is in the corporation's best interest, for its own benefit, and whether it is fair and reasonable. In conformity with the above determination, it shall make its decision as to whether to enter into the transaction or arrangement.
If, after hearing the member's response and after making further investigation as warranted by the circumstances, the governing board or committee determines the member has failed to disclose an actual or possible conflict of interest, it shall take appropriate disciplinary and corrective action.