MADISON, Wis., and WASHINGTON (4/15/10)--The Credit Union National Association (CUNA) has received the first nomination in a special election for the CUNA Board District 5, Class B seat. The candidate is Roger Heacock, president/CEO of Black Hills FCU, Rapid City, S.D. Deadline for nominations is the close of business on May 5. If there is more than one candidate, the special election will be conducted by written ballot from May 7 to June 4. District 5 is comprised of the following leagues: Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Utah and Wyoming. The seat currently is held by CUNA Chairman Kris Mecham, who announced his resignation from the board, effective June 1. Mecham is leaving the U.S. this summer to perform mission work in Mongolia for his church. The term of office for the position will begin immediately after a successful candidate is determined and will expire at the adjournment of CUNA's 2013 Annual General Meeting. Nominees must be an employee or voting board member of the nominating credit union. The nomination must be in writing and seconded in writing by two other credit unions of the same size group from the district. Credit unions wishing to nominate a candidate should complete a nomination form and obtain the candidate's consent and two seconding nominations. Forms will be accepted by fax at 608-231-4874, e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
, or hard copy at 5710 Mineral Point Road, Madison, WI 53705.