Everything You Need To Know About The Recording Academy's 2022 At-Large Trustees Election
For the third year in Recording Academy history, all Voting and Professional members will have the opportunity to elect Trustees to the National Board in the At-Large Trustees Election. During this election, all members will vote for candidates to fill four At-Large Trustee seats.
The active participation of Recording Academy members makes a difference, whether it's voting in the GRAMMY Awards process, recommending peers for membership, or registering for the District Advocate advocacy movement.
Here's everything you need to know about the Recording Academy's 2022 At-Large Trustees Election before voting opens this week.
When is the At-Large Trustees Election?
The At-Large Trustees Election is typically held each spring. The 2022 Election is open Thursday, May 12, at 8 a.m. local time through Wednesday, May 18, at 11:59 p.m. local time.
What is the difference between Chapter Board Elections and the At-Large Trustees Election?
The Recording Academy's membership is organized into 12 Chapters nationwide. Each Chapter has a local Board of Governors that advises and supports the National Board of Trustees and collaborates with the Chapter President and Academy staff on local programming and Academy initiatives.
During Chapter Board Elections, Voting and Professional members vote to elect Governors to their local Chapter Board, and Chapter Boards vote to elect their respective Chapter Officers and Trustees.
During the At-Large Trustees Election, all Voting and Professional members vote to elect four Trustees to the National Board.
Who is eligible to vote in the At-Large Trustees Elections?
All Voting and Professional members of the Recording Academy are eligible and encouraged to vote in the At-Large Trustees Election.
Who serves on the Board of Trustees?
The Board of Trustees is composed of 42 total Trustees. There are 34 National Trustees and eight National At-Large Trustees, with four serving as National Officers. Generally, Trustees serve staggered two-year terms.
All members of the Board of Trustees meet the same qualifications and serve the same goal: to uphold the mission of the Recording Academy and serve the music community at large.
Who votes for Trustees?
Chapter Boards (Chapter Governors, Chapter Officers and Trustees) elect 15 National Trustees each year during the Chapter Board Elections in early April.
Voting and Professional members elect four At-Large Trustees each year during the At-Large Trustees Election in May.
The Board of Trustees elects four National Trustee Officers every other year. The Officer terms are concurrent.
What are the responsibilities of Recording Academy Trustees?
In service to the greater music community, members of the Recording Academy Board of Trustees are responsible for:
- Mission Alignment
- Corporate Governance
- Strategic Oversight
- CEO Oversight
- Budget Oversight
How do Recording Academy members become Trustees?
Why is voting in the At-Large Trustees Election important?
Voting is a right and a responsibility as a member.
While we love hearing creators' voices on stage and on recordings, it's our responsibility to listen to their concerns, ideas and recommendations in order to keep our Academy and our industry moving forward.
Your vote makes a difference.
Voting in this election is an opportunity to help drive the Recording Academy and our music communities forward by electing the best and brightest members to the organization's leadership.
Your vote helps ensure a diverse and representative Board of Trustees.
Trustees ensure the policies and procedures put in place by the Recording Academy reflect the needs and aspirations of our vastly diverse music community.
Your vote is your voice.
As a member of the Recording Academy, your vote carries weight and is tremendously valued.
How can I vote in the At-Large Trustees Election?
When the elections open on Thursday, May 12, Voting and Professional members will receive an email from the Recording Academy with a direct link to their online ballot. This login will be different from each member's Recording Academy login.
Once you click on your ballot link, review the candidates' statements. Vote for the individuals who you believe will best represent your local music community.
Be sure to submit your At-Large Trustees Election ballot before voting closes on Wednesday, May 18. If you have any questions or issues with your ballot, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about Recording Academy Governance or to view the current list of Elected Leaders, visit https://recordingacademy.com/Governance.