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Call for Nominations: Chair and Executive Committee

The SIAM Nominating Committee, chaired by Kimberly Nelson and committee members John Kincaid and Elizabeth Fredericksen, is seeking nominations for a candidate for SIAM Chairperson-Elect and three positions for the SIAM Executive Committee. SIAM is committed to diversity and strongly encourages nominations of women and minority members. Self-nominations are welcome.

The chairperson-elect will serve in that role for two years (2018-2020) before becoming the chair for another two years (2020-2022).

Committee member positions are for a three-year term, 2018-2021. The list of current officers can be found on the SIAM website https://siam-aspa.net.

Please submit your nominations for Chairperson-elect and for three Executive Committee Member positions to Kimberly Nelson at knelson@sog.unc.edu by December 31, 2017.

Our Bylaws govern the slate of officers, their responsibilities, and how elections are to be conducted. Please see Articles IV and V below.

ARTICLE IV. Officers and Their Responsibilities
Section 1.
The officers of SIAM shall be the Chairperson, Chairperson-elect, immediate Past-Chairperson, and nine (9) members of the board. The term of the Chairperson and Chairperson-elect shall be one (2) year term. The Chairperson-elect will assume the office of Chair upon the conclusion of the incumbent Chairperson’s two-year term. The nine (9) members will serve staggered three-year (3) terms. These elective officers constitute the SIAM Executive Committee. The Chairperson-elect and members of the board will be elected by the membership as outlined in the procedures in Article V.
Any vacancies on the Executive Committee of less than one (1) year will be appointed by Chairperson, with the approval of the Executive Committee for the unexpired term of office.

Section 2.
The ASPA Executive Director or his/her designate shall serve as ex-officio member of the Executive Committee.

Section 3.
In consultation with the Executive Committee, the Chairperson appoints the Newsletter Editor, and special committees or task forces. With the approval of the Executive Committee, the Chairperson may appoint a Treasurer, Secretary and Membership Chair for the Section. The Treasurer, Secretary, Newsletter Editor and Membership Chair shall also serve on the Executive Committee. These officers may be selected among section members outside of the Executive Committee.

Section 4.
The Executive Committee is responsible for the overall performance and functioning of SIAM. Among its responsibilities will be the following:
A. Determining section dues, subject to approval by the ASPA National Council.
B. Approving section annual programs and budget.
C. Adopting positions on issues of relevance to section concerns.
1. Accepting donations, grants, and contracts for the section, subject to ASPA policy regarding this matter.
E. Serving on committees and/or Task Forces as deemed necessary by the Chair, or Executive Committee as a whole.
Decisions shall be taken by majority vote; in case of tie, the Chairperson’s vote shall prevail.
The Chairperson’s responsibilities will include: providing leadership to the Section; representing the Section; chairing the Executive Committee; presiding at section meetings; signing correspondence; supervising implementation of section programs and budget.

ARTICLE V. Elections
Section 1.
All members of the Section on Intergovernmental Administration and Management shall have the right to vote for, and to be nominated to, SIAM elective off ices.

Section 2.
The following election procedures shall be followed:
A. The Chairperson will appoint a Nomination Committee of three (3) members at least four (4) months prior to the annual Section meeting.
B. The Nominating Committee will receive nominations and publish a slate of candidates at least three (3) months prior to the annual Section meeting.
C. The Nominating Committee receive additional nominations from the petition process up to two (2) months prior to the annual Section meeting; such additional nominations to be signed by 25 members of SIAM and accompanied by a statement from the nominee expressing interest and willingness to serve the Section.
D. Ballots will be distributed to the membership at least one (1) month prior to the annual Section meeting. Voting may occur through the distribution of a paper ballot, through email, or through the use of another online instrument. The method of voting will be announced to the membership when the slate of candidates is announced.
E. New officers will be announced at the annual Section meeting.
F. Newly elected officers will assume office at the beginning of the annual Section meeting, to be held in conjunction with the ASPA National Conference.

Request for Nominations: Stone Scholar Award

The Stone Scholar Award Committee cordially invites all SIAM members to nominate candidates for the Donald Stone Distinguished Scholar Award for 2018. This prestigious award, given since 1981, recognizes (1) significant contributions to the practice and/or study of intergovernmental relations over a substantial period of time and (2) contributions that have made an impact on the practice and/or study of intergovernmental management as a whole rather than only on a specific organization, institution, or function. 

Donald C. Stone (1903-1995) was a major and beloved figure in twentieth-century public administration. He was the founder of the American Public Works Association (APWA), served as the first Director of the Public Administration Service, and was a principal architect of the Executive Office of the President (EOP) in 1939 based on the 1937 recommendations of the Brownlow Commission. He was the first Director of the Division of Administrative Management of the Bureau of the Budget within the EOP, worked as Director of Administration of the Marshall Plan in 1948, helped found the National Academy of Public Administration in 1967, and served as Dean of the School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh.

The Section on Intergovernmental Administration and Management (SIAM) established the Stone awards in 1980. The first awards were made in 1981. The principal criteria for the Practitioner and Scholar awards are:

  • Significant contributions to the practice and/or study of intergovernmental relations over a substantial period of time.
  • Contributions that have made an impact on the practice and/or study of intergovernmental management as a whole rather than only on a specific organization, institution, or function.

Please send us your nominations no later than January 29, 2018, to David Swindell, Chairperson, at david.swindell@asu.edu, Angela Evans at dean.a.evans@austin.utexas.edu, and Don Kettl at kettle@umd.edu.  Thank you!



1981 Ray Remy David B. Walker
1982 Donna Shalala Alan R. Siegle Deil S. Wright
1983 Edward T. Kelly Mavis Mann Reeves
1984 Wayne F. Anderson Martha Derthick
1985 Sen. David F. Durenberger Daniel J. Elazar
1986 Gov. Richard Snelling Richard Nathan
1987 Gov. Bruce Babbitt Neal Peirce
1988 Louis Gambaccini George E. Peterson
1989 John Herbers Samuel H. Beer
1990 Frank H. Shafroth Paul E. Peterson
1991 George Van Dusen John Kincaid
1992 Zachary Taylor Thomas R. Dye
1993 William Edgar David Beam
1994 Carl W. Stenberg III Beverly A. Cigler
1995 Gov. Parris Glendening Dale Krane
1996 Gerald Miller Steven D. Gold
1997 William G. Coleman Joseph F. Zimmerman
1998 Patricia S. Florestano Ann O’M. Bowman David Morgan
1999 Scott Fosler Laurence O’Toole
2000 William H. Hansell, Jr. Robert Agranoff
2001 William Dodge Susan A. MacManus
2002 Richard Sheirer Beryl Radin
2003 Anthony Griffin Richard Campbell
2004 Jeffrey Tryens Charldean Newell
2005 David Warm Donald F. Kettl
2006 Paul Posner Myrna Mandell
2007 Alan Ehrenhalt James Svara
2008 Bruce D. McDowell Carol S. Weissert
2009 Raymond C. Scheppach Charles Wise
2010 William R. Barnes Richard Feiock
2011 No Award No Award
2012 Sam Mamet Frank J. Thompson
2013 Bill Stafford Kurt Thurmaier
2014 No Award No Award
2015 Peter Austin Michael Pagano
2016 Rajesh Mohan Tim Conlan
2017 Norton Bonaparte Jered Carr