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THE JAMAICA DIASPORA NORTH EAST, ANNOUNCES NOMINATIONS FOR ADVISORY BOARD ELECTIONS!

Irwin Clare

Irwin Clare

 

Jamaica Diaspora North East Announces Nominations for Advisory Board Elections

Nominations are now open for Advisory Board Member, Alternate Advisory Board Member and Future Leader representing the Northeastern United States Diaspora Region.

Applicants must be Jamaican or of Jamaican heritage and reside in any of the thirty three (33) states that comprise the north east region of the United States. All applications must be received no later than Thursday, October 30, 2014 to info@jamaicadiasporane.com or by mail to JDNE NOMINATIONS 2014, Rev. Patrick G. Perrin, St. John’s United Methodist Church, 2105 Stuart Avenue, Valley Stream NY 11580.

For further information and instructions related to the nomination procedures, persons must visit the web site: http://www.jamaicadiasporane.com/

Once nominations are received and the nominations period is closed, the list of candidates will be uploaded to the site for dissemination electronically across the north east region and voting will be announced on the web site.

The process being used mirrors the process that was used in the other regions of the United States. This provides transparency, accessibility and unity to the large geographical area of the region. The candidate with the most votes for Advisory Board Member will be declared the winner while the candidate with the second most votes will be declared the Alternate Advisory Board Member. In the case of the Future Leader, the candidate with the majority of votes will be declared the Future Leader.

The Diaspora Advisory Board arose out of the First Biennial Diaspora Conference held in Kingston, Jamaica in 2004. The seven member Advisory Board represents the interest of Jamaican Diaspora populated communities in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom.

Irwine Clare, the current Advisory Board Member for the JDNE, is not serving for another term. Nevertheless,heremainscommittedtoservingandsupportingtheDiaspora. KarleneLargie, the JDNE Nominations & Elections Coordinator points out that “…this nomination process is critical to the election process as, like all elections, it presents the opportunity for the people to choose their representative. I am asking community leaders of all interests, including faith based and media to help to create awareness and interest throughout the north east region. Please spread the word and encourage your fellow Jamaicans to participate.”

CONTACT: JDNE Nominations & Election CoordinatorKarlene Largie at karlenemlargie@aol.com – 516.713.8270

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