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2024 TACA Board Nominations

  • June 25, 2024
  • September 07, 2024

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  • Please click on the "Register" button to submit your nominations. You must repeat this process for each person you wish to nominate. Self-nominations are allowed and encouraged.

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TACA Board Nominations

Texas Animal Control Association is now accepting nominations for the upcoming election for positions on the Board of Directors.  All nominations must be submitted by September 07, 2024.  To nominate someone, you and the person you nominate must be Active or Honorary Members in good standing with the Association.  Membership can be obtained or updated by clicking here.  The Nominee must be actively working in the animal control or animal welfare profession within the State of Texas, a retiree whose primary duties were directly related to animal control, and/or an Honorary Member of the Association.  Please read the criteria for each position carefully.  Board members must be able to attend four meetings a year in different parts of the state. Up to $1200.00 travel allowance is available to the Board Members but the rest of the travel is the responsibility of the Board Member or their organization.  More information about Board qualifications and duties can be found by reading TACA's Bylaws

President:    The President shall be the Chief Executive Officer of the Association, preside at all general, business and special meetings, and be chairperson of the Executive Committee and an ex-officio of all other committees, except for the Nominating Committee.  The President must have served on the Board for at least one (1) year within the immediate past five (5) years.  Term length is two (2) years.

Vice President:  The Vice President shall assume the duties of the President in his/her absence, be the Chairperson of such committee(s) as appointed by the President, and perform other duties as prescribed by the Executive Board.  The Vice President must have served on the Board for at least one (1) year within the immediate past five (5) years.  Term length is two (2) years.

Executive Officer:  Executive Officers assist the President and the Vice President in their duties, serve on the Executive Committee and other committee(s) as appointed by the President, and perform other duties as prescribed by the TACA Board.  Executive Officers must have served on the Board for at least one (1) year within the immediate past ten (10) years.  Term length is two (2) years.

Board Member:    Board Members serve as the Chairperson and/or on committee(s) as appointed by the President, vote on items brought before the Board, and perform other duties as prescribed by the Executive Board.  Term length is three (3) years.

Please make sure the people you nominate are willing to serve in the capacity that you have nominated them for.  The nominees will be contacted and given a chance to accept or decline the nomination.  Nominations can only be made by submitting them through TACA's website.  Mailed or emailed ballots will not be accepted.  Once you have successfully submitted your nomination, you will receive a confirmation email.  If you do not receive this email, your nomination was not received.  Please contact us and we will check the system to correct the error.  Please include a photographic head shot for the ballot.

All nominations must be submitted by September 09, 2023. 

TACA’s Board of Directors is comprised of a group of volunteers who donate their time to serve Animal Control Officers, animal shelter employees, and others who care about animal welfare in Texas.  The Board sets the vision and goals for TACA and helps improve the future of the profession through training, public outreach, and legislative action.  One board member alone cannot do this job and for our Board to be effective, we need a diverse group of members who are willing to contribute their unique talents while collaborating and working as a team with the other members of the board.

What is required to be a TACA Board Member:

  • Be a current TACA member
  • Actively work in the animal control or animal welfare position within the State of Texas, be a retired animal welfare employee, and/or be an Honorary Member
  • Most importantly, be willing and able to help!
  • You do not have to be the Manager/Supervisor of your agency.  We want a diverse group of opinions on the Board.  We need the voices of the front line Animal Control Officers just as much as we need to hear from program directors.   
  • You do not have to be able to take off for days/weeks at a time to do TACA business.  Many meetings are done via conference calls and in-person meetings are usually held on weekends to prevent interfering with normal work duties.
  • You do not have to have decades of experience in the animal welfare field.  You do need to have a strong grasp of the animal control/welfare profession, but there is not minimum experience requirement for Board Members. 

What is not required to be a TACA Board Member:

A good Board Member is prepared for the meetings and keeps the commitments they make to the organization.  They share their opinions and ideas while making sure the organization’s needs are the top priority.  They get answers for the questions and concerns TACA’s members have.  They work to build relationships both within the association and with outside organizations.  And finally, they are willing to be a resource to both the Board and to the membership as a whole. 


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