Membership Nominating

2019 Membership Nominations

SUBMITTAL DATE: Membership nominations are accepted at any time prior to the deadline. We encourage early submissions. 

DEADLINE: Friday, February 8th, 2019.

Please read this carefully as the nomination requirements have changed.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD 2019 MEMBERSHIP NOMINATION FORMS

The Ely Chapter of Lambda Alpha International continually seeks nominations for new members and will annually initiate a new class of highly accomplished leaders representing the diverse professional disciplines related to land economics. Please read the following membership criteria and directions carefully before submitting a nomination.

Criteria for Membership

  • The foremost criterion for membership is an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the development, redevelopment, preservation, or enhanced utilization of the world’s land resources.
  • The nomination should demonstrate the candidate has distinguished him or herself in the civic realm through noteworthy community and public service within the last five (5) years. The nominee’s service contributions must be documented in the nomination form and in the submitted résumé and/or cover letter.
  • Candidates must have a minimum of ten (10) years of professional work experience in a field related to land economics. 
  • Candidates must attend a minimum of two (2) LAI events prior to induction at the June Initiation Banquet.

The Ely Chapter seeks members who will be active in the organization and willing to contribute to our professional community. We are eager for our chapter membership to reflect racial, ethnic, and gender diversity.

Nomination Process

Submissions to the Membership Committee must include the following:

  • A cover letter, signed by the sponsor and co-sponsor, highlighting the qualifications of the nominee and the reasons why the candidate should be considered for membership.
  • The candidate’s résumé. 
  • A completed nomination form (see attached) that includes a brief citation that will appear on the membership certificate should the nominee be admitted to the Chapter.
  • A photo (head shot) in jpg format to be used at the Initiation Banquet.
  • All membership nominations for the 2019 class are due by 5:00 p.m. Friday, February 8, 2019. Nominations received after that time will be considered for the 2020 class.

Please send the letter of nomination, candidate’s résumé and nomination form with citation electronically (all documents except photo combined in one PDF file is appreciated) to: nominations(at)ely-chicago.org

The email subject line should read: Lambda Alpha Membership Nomination.

All correspondence and deliberations will be kept strictly confidential.

PLEASE NOTE: SUBMISSIONS WILL ONLY BE CONSIDERED IF THEY ARE SENT TO THE ABOVE EMAIL ADDRESS. NOMINATIONS SUBMITTED THROUGH ANY OTHER MEANS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

Rules and Responsibilities for Sponsors

  • Sponsors and co-sponsors must be members in good financial standing (including current dues paid) with Ely Chapter and Lambda Alpha International.
  • A member may sponsor only one candidate per year and co-sponsor only one other candidate per year.
  • The sponsor and co-sponsor cannot be employed by the same firm or organization as the nominee. 
  • Sponsors are expected to ensure their nominees are interested in membership and active participation in the Chapter.
  • Sponsors and co-sponsors are expected to accompany their nominees to the initiation ceremony, which generally takes place on the third Wednesday of June. 
  • We strongly encourage sponsors to accompany new members to luncheons and other programs throughout the year to help new members gain a level of comfort and familiarity with the organization and its membership.

Thank you. We look forward to your nominations!

The Ely Chapter Membership Committee

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD 2019 MEMBERSHIP NOMINATION FORMS