The Illinois Solar Energy Association (ISEA) is a 501-c-3 organization established on April 30, 1979. ISEA currently has an eleven (11) member Board of Directors of whom four Directors serve as Officers - President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. Officers are elected for one-year terms by the Board of Directors. Board Directors are elected to 2-year terms either by Appointment or ISEA Member Voting in accordance with ISEA bylaws.
ISEA's mission is to educate and advocate for the widespread adoption of solar throughout Illinois.
As representatives of the membership of ISEA, the Board of Directors (Board) is the primary force advancing ISEA's fulfillment of service to its membership.
Directors bring a diversity of talents and capabilities to ISEA, as well as a passion to materially fulfill its mission.
ISEA is seeking Directors who represent various aspects of the solar industry market segments which include residential, commercial, community, utility-scale solar, module and inverter manufacturers, and solar supply chain retailers, as well as individuals in related industries, such as legal, finance, education, environment, real estate, and manufacturing. Candidates should have innate leadership, management, and well- developed interpersonal skills, as well as patience and good humor, and be able to participate in and sustain collaborative group efforts.
Election candidates must be ISEA members to be eligible for a Director position. The Candidate can be an Individual, Senior/Student or part of a Business Member category.
ISEA Directors are expected to lend their knowledge, skills and abilities to assist ISEA in executing its mission through fundraising, advocacy, education, marketing and related activities. Fundraising, through direct or leveraged actions, is key to the continued growth and success of ISEA.
The role of each Director is to serve a two-year term by leading, advising, and supporting the activities of ISEA. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
4. Executive Board
Board members serve a two-year term and will meet monthly as follows:
Board members are required to travel to in-person meetings as agreed at the beginning of each new term. Additional meetings (i.e committee, or special circumstance) may be scheduled with advance notice. As active Board member participation is critical to the success of the Association, it is expected, that each Board member will participate in no less than nine (9) of the eleven (11) annual Board meetings in order to maintain their position on the Board.
There are Director positions for election for the 2021-23 term. Candidates are requested to submit their candidacy announcement in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please use "ISEA 2021/22 Board of Elections Nomination" as the subject line of your email to indicate your intentions. In the email response please state the candidate’s name, affiliation (if any) and contact information, as well as a statement (up to 250 words) of his/her candidacy. Electronic submissions of candidacy will be accepted until 12 PM CST on December 2, 2020.
Candidates also have the opportunity to announce their candidacy during the ISEA Member Meeting on Thursday, December 3, 2020, 3:00 pm; Offices of Bryan Cave LLP; 161 N Clark St Suite 4300, Chicago, IL 60601. Such candidates should prepare a written statement of their candidacy.
Voting will occur by electronic ballot and emailed December 10th to all ISEA members in current good standing as of that date. Responses will be due by close of business on December 21st, 2020 in order to be counted. Votes will be tallied, elected persons privately notified, and results publicized on the ISEA website prior to the January 2021 ISEA Board of Directors meeting.