Call for Nominations

Call for Nominations for all Open 2021 KDA Positions

Deadline to submit your completed application packet is April 1, 2021.

These are the open KDA positions for 2021:

  • Second Vice President
  • Delegate to the ADA – 2022 #1 (Currently occupied by Samantha Shaver/Eligible for Re-election)
  • Delegate to the ADA – 2022 #2 (Currently occupied by Fred Howard/Eligible for Re-election)
  • Alternate Delegate to the ADA – 2022 #1 (Currently occupied by Barry Curry/Eligible for Re-election)

Here is how to apply.
You must submit a completed application packet by April 1, 2021. Here is what must be included in your packet:

Please submit your application packet to: melissa@kyda.org by April 1, 2021

Your packet will then be sent on to the KDA Election Commission.
Once you have submitted your application packet, the KDA Election Commission will review your application for accuracy and completeness and verify that you are a KDA member in good standing. Then, your essay, priorities statement and photo will be published in the May/June 2021 issue of KDA TODAY so that all KDA members have a chance to review your information in preparation to vote during our annual session in August.

Members of the KDA Election Commission are:
 
Dr. Mark Moats - markamoatsdmd@gmail.com
Dr. Matt Milliner - msmilliner@gmail.com
Dr. Ryan Estes - office@southernrootsky.com

 

Please submit your application packet to: melissa@kyda.org by April 1, 2021

Here are the duties of this year’s open positions.

Second Vice President

1. To assist the President in the performance of all duties.
2. In the absence of the President, or the inability of the President to act, to preside at all meetings of the General Assembly.
3. To serve as an ex‑officio member of the Executive Board and of all Councils, Committees and Work Groups of the Association, without the right to vote.
4. To attend the Annual Session.
5. To make a report at each Annual Session on deaths of members having occurred since the previous Annual Session. This report shall contain appropriate biographical sketches.
6. To perform such other duties as prescribed in these Bylaws.
7. To be a liaison to the membership concierge or KDA staff member in charge of membership duties. An update on membership will be included in the 2nd Vice President report at each Executive Board meeting.
8. To assume the office of First Vice President at the next annual session following that at which he or she was elected Second Vice President.
9. To assume the office of President at the next annual session following that at which he or she served as First Vice President.

Delegates and Alternate Delegates to the American Dental Association

Delegates and alternate delegates to the American Dental Association (ADA) House of Delegates shall be elected in conformity with the Bylaws of the ADA.

Each year the appropriate number of Delegates and Alternate Delegates to the American Dental Association House of Delegates (equal number of each) will be elected by the General Assembly.

The Alternate Delegate elected term will be two (2) years in duration with a two-term limit. An Alternate Delegate who has served two terms will be eligible to run again after two (2) years of sitting out of the rotation. An Alternate Delegate is not required to sit out if choosing to run for a Delegate position.

The Delegate elected term shall be three (3) years in duration with a two-term limit. A Delegate who has served two terms will be eligible to run again after three (3) years sitting out of the rotation. A senior member of the group of Delegates shall be designated as Chairperson of the Delegation by the Executive Board.

The President, First Vice President and Speaker of the House of Delegates of the Kentucky Dental Association shall serve as Alternate Delegates to the ADA House of Delegates. Delegate and Alternate Delegate positions shall be identified by the year of the first ADA House of Delegates they will attend. If more than one position is open in a particular year, the positions will be delineated numerically. Proviso, two delegates for the year 2021 shall be designated as “2021 ADA Delegate-1” and “2021 ADA Delegate-2”.

Credentials. The Secretary of this Association will provide each Delegate and Alternate Delegate with a Certificate of Election, signed by the Secretary of this Association, to be filed with the House of Delegates of the American Dental Association.

Vacancy
1. Delegates
In the event a vacancy should occur among the elected delegates, such vacancy shall be filled by the alternate delegate designated by the President to serve until the next Annual Session at which time a member shall be elected by the General Assembly to fill the unexpired term. In the event the vacancy involves the Chairperson, the President shall designate an ad interim Chairperson, until a new Chairperson shall be designated by the Executive Board.

2. Alternate Delegates
Any vacancy occurring in the alternate delegates shall be filled at the next Annual Session by a member elected by the General Assembly to fill the unexpired term.

Duties of the Chairperson
It shall be the duty of the Chairperson to see that the delegation is seated. The Chairperson shall write a report of the activities of the House of Delegates of the American Dental Association. This report shall be submitted to the Kentucky Dental Journal for publication in the next issue following the Annual Session of the American Dental Association.