Whelp, it's February and the Unaffiliated Team / Community Representative still hasn't been selected. While it isn't necessary to have an Unaffiliated Representative, it is always the hope and desire of the NCAO Council to have the voice of the Unaffiliated players represented in the decisions that are made through out the year. It is their hope that there are a few Unaffiliated players out there with the drive, desire, integrity and intestinal fortitude to step up and represent their peers.
While the position itself is typically a thankless one, it is a crucial part of keeping a cohesive and united organization. Unaffiliated members who may be uncertain if they have the qualifications or the seniority should still apply. (Yes, you may nominate/volunteer yourself) All that is required is for an individual to have the honest desire to help foster this organization to grow and develop, whether they just joined yesterday or 10 years ago. While senior members my have a better understanding on where the organization has come from and what it has been through, newer members have fresh and unprecedented ideas with the stamina to see it through to the end.
Once again, the Community Representatives are two individuals who are not affiliated with a recognized NCAO team and are tasked with representing the interests of the unaffiliated players and the development of the NCAO on the NCAO Council.
In 2009, Thumpmaster6 and TC were the unaffiliated representatives.
In 2010, the community did not elect anyone to take their place.
The only requirements for nomination are that the nominator and the nominee must not be on a team that is recognized or seeking recognition by the NCAO. The individual must be nominated, seconded by an unaffiliated member and then accept nomination. Nominations will begin today and close Monday, February 16th, 2011 at 11:59 pm (2359hrs). After that the nominated individuals will put on a poll for the election.
Should anyone have any questions, feel free to contact any NCAO Council Representative or post here.