The annual IALEP General Business Meeting will take place on Thursday, September 16, 2020, beginning at 1:00pm EDT. Due to the cancellation of the 2020 annual conference, this year’s General Business Meeting will take place via Zoom. All IALEP members are encouraged to attend and participate in voting for the Annual Report Award, Bylaws changes, and election of the 2021 Staff Vice President and Secretary.

Your Executive and Associate Board members have worked throughout the year, adapting to travel and social distancing restrictions resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic and innovating new ways to continue serving the IALEP membership. As a result, a few of the annual business meeting processes have changed.

ANNUAL REPORT CONTEST
The Association shall administer an Annual Report contest to recognize an agency for developing an Annual Report that best exemplifies the philosophy and values of our profession. The deadline to submit for the Annual Report contest is 8:00pm DST/5:00pm PST on Monday, September 7, 2020. Submissions this year will be in digital format and may be sent to Executive Vice President Cassie Johnson (CaJohnson@Scottsdaleaz.gov).
This year, qualified submissions will be made available for review by all IALEP members through the IALEP Website Member Portal on or before Wednesday, September 9, 2020. Voting for the best Annual Report will be open to all IALEP members and the winner will be announced during the General Business Meeting.

BYLAWS CHANGES
Proposed changes to the IALEP Bylaws this year include removal of the Repository Director position and shifting the duties of preserving historical documentation to the Association Staff role. The IALEP Bylaws and Rules of Procedures with the proposed changes are attached to this email for your review prior to a motion to accept the changes, which will be made during the General Business Meeting.

EXECUTIVE BOARD ELECTIONS
The Executive Board is seeking nominees for the positions of Staff Vice-President and Secretary. Members who want to give back to the IALEP and contribute to its growth should contact President Beth Morton (Beth.Morton@accgov.com) by September 9, 2020 to be included on the ballot.
The Staff Vice-President is a three-year commitment, beginning January 1, 2021 and ascending to Executive VP in 2022, then serving as President in 2023. The Secretary’s position is a two-year position with the option to renew.
After serving for at least three years on the Executive Board, a member is eligible for lifetime membership in IALEP.
Serving on the Executive Board is a great opportunity for members wanting to expand their professional experience and make a positive difference within the IALEP organization and law enforcement profession.
Requirements to be on the IALEP Board are as follows:
• Must be a current IALEP member;
• Must have been an IALEP member for a minimum of two years; and
• Must have attended at least one prior annual IALEP conference.
For more information, see the attached board vacancy announcement.
Supporting IALEP is more important than ever. Please join us on September 16th and contribute to the important decisions affecting your association.