EFO Election

The Executive Fire Officers Section election will include Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary/Treasurer, Canadian Director, Eastern Director, New England Director and Southeastern Director. The executive committee positions will expire at FRI 2025 and the director seats will expire at FRI 2026.

Eligibility Requirements

Members of the section’s board of directors must be non-retired chief officers who are current section and IAFC members at the time of their candidacy and, if elected, must maintain IAFC and section membership for the duration of their term.

To be eligible for election to an Executive Committee position, a member must have served on the section’s Board of Directors for a period of at least one (1) year.

More information on Board member duties and qualifications can be found in the Section Bylaws, Articles 4 and 6.

Submissions Due Wednesday, March 15.

Any EFO member who wishes to be considered for nomination must email the following information to the EFO Section email and copy IAFC Staff Liaison, Kaitlin Lutz, by 11:59 PM, Wednesday, March 15, 2023.

  • Your name and office sought
  • Employer and position within the organization
  • A 300-word maximum biography/platform
  • If applicable, your supervisor's written authorization to serve in the position being sought
  • Disclosure of any potential conflict of interest, including private contractual or consulting relationships

Voting for the EFO elections begins May 16 for all positions. The elected executive committee members will serve two-year terms, beginning at FRI 2023 in Kansas City, MO. The elected at-large directors will serve three-year terms, beginning at FRI 2023 in Kansas City, MO.

The 2023 EFO election will be run exclusively online; the voting period opens on May 16 and ends June 20. Additional details on how you will receive your ballot will be posted closer to the start of the election.

For general elections questions, please email elections@iafc.org or phone (703) 273-0911.

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