Call For Nominations

Dear members of Colorado Pro Chapter of SPJ:

My name is Deb Hurley. I’m the contributing editor at Evergreen Newspapers and the elections chair for the Colorado Professional Chapter of SPJ. I am calling for self nominations for the five positions up for election on the board: four directors a-large and the secretary. Per the chapter’s bylaws, the president-elect, who you elected last year, will automatically become president of the chapter without a vote.
Board meetings are held once per month, and board members may attend in person or via conference call. Board members may reside anywhere in Colorado, and must be members in good standing with national SPJ and the Colorado Professional Chapter.

To indicate your willingness to run for a position and to serve on the board, please e-mail me ( your name, the position you are interested in, a photo, a biography of no more than 250 words and a statement of no more than 200 words explaining why you want to be on the board. Deadline is 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 11.


The election information will be e-mailed to all members of Colorado Pro on July 14, and you will have until noon on Friday, July 20, to cast your ballot.

If you have any questions about the process, the duties or how you can get involved with Colorado Pro – whether as a board member or as a volunteer – please contact me at 303-601-8098 or at or contact Cara DeGette at 720-979-4385 or at

Position: Chapter president
Term of office: 2 years
Note: Dennis Huspeni automatically moves into the position of president.
Duties: The president presides at all meetings; provides impetus and leadership to chapter programs and goals; acts as spokesman for the chapter in all matters or delegates such responsibility to specific committees and certain areas; and, when the chapter so directs, acts as a delegate to the National Convention.

Position: Secretary
Term of office: 2 years
Duties: The secretary maintains a log including meeting dates, meeting minutes, pertinent business transacted; maintains an up-to-date roster of all members with notation of their status regarding local and national dues; sends out meeting notices and other communications as directed by the president or as required by the national Society.

Position: Members of the board of directors
Term of office: 2 years
4 positions are open
Duties: The board is responsible for the general direction and planning of chapter activities. Board members are required to attend board meetings and participate in the chapter’s professional development programming.