NMEHA Bylaws – Revised 2011
New Mexico Environmental Health Association is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization
Article II Election and Duties of Officers and Executive Board
Section 1 – Election of officers shall be by written ballot or electronic ballot and submitted to the
Secretary. A ballot approved by the Executive Board shall be sent to each voting member at
least thirty (30) days prior to the meeting. To be elected, a nominee must receive a simple
majority of the Active members voting. In the event of a tie, an immediate runoff election shall
be held between the nominees at the annual meeting. The winner will be the individual with the
most votes of the Active members present at the annual meeting. If a vacancy occurs in the
office of President during the year, the President-elect shall become President and shall perform
duties of both positions for the rest of the unexpired term. At the expiration of the term, the
President-elect position shall be open for election. If any other office experiences a vacancy, the
board has the option of holding a special election or a quorum of the Executive Board may
appoint a qualified member to serve for the remainder of the unexpired term.
Section 2 – Consent from a person being considered for an office must be obtained before
his/her name may be placed in nomination, either by the nominating committee or from the floor
during the annual business meeting. The Nominating Committee shall attempt to provide at least
two candidates on the ballot for each position. Candidates for President-elect must be an Active
or Life member of NEHA.
Section 3 – The President shall preside at all meetings of the Association and have general
supervision over the business and affairs of the Association.
Section 4 – The President-elect shall perform the duties of the President in his/her absence.
Section 5 – The Secretary shall issue proper notice of all meetings, record the proceedings of the
meetings of the Association and of the Executive Board, keep accurate records of members and
dues paid. The minutes of all Executive Board meetings, once approved, shall be distributed to
the Board members.
Section 6 – The treasurer shall keep careful record of all monies received, handled and
expended; faithfully care for all monies entrusted to his/her keeping, paying out the same only
with the endorsement of the President. The Treasurer shall be a member of the Auditing
Committee but shall not participate in the review or audit of the books.
Section 7 – The Directors shall have jurisdiction over matters pertaining to the management,
maintenance, growth, and welfare of the Association and shall approve all expenditures of
money by the President and Treasure.
Article III Committees
Section 5 – The Nominating Committee shall present a slate of nominees for the election of
Officers and Executive Board to the membership at least (30) days prior to the election. The
Nominating Committee shall administer the elections and be responsible for tabulating the votes.
The Secretary shall collect the ballots.
NMEHA Constitution – Revised 2011
Article V Officers and Executive Board
Section 1 – The Officers of this organization shall be a President, Immediate Past President,
President-elect, Secretary and Treasure. There shall also be three elected Directors. The
Officers and Directors shall constitute the Executive Board. A quorum shall consist of four
members of the Executive Board.
Section 2 – The President and the President-elect shall be either Active or Life members of
Section 3 – The term of office for all officers and directors shall be one year. The Presidentelect
shall become the President. Other Officers and Directors may be re-elected, with a
maximum of two consecutive terms in the same position.
Section 4 – The Executive Board shall direct the affairs of the Association and shall represent
the best interest of the Association.