Dear ICLEI Members,
In 2020, we are calling upon you to join us in the ICLEI governance elections and, in doing so, to ensure that our network and organization further excels in advancing sustainability strategies and programs, locally and globally.
ICLEI is an association governed by its Members, and the elected ICLEI Regional and Global Executive Committees (RexComs and GexCom) represent key change agents in driving local and global action. The elections of the ICLEI governance bodies are organized through a global democratic process, spanning more than 100 countries and occurring at various periods in time.
The call for candidates and subsequent voting by ICLEI Members will kick off online from April 2020 onwards in all world regions where ICLEI has Members (RexCom elections) and will conclude with elections for global positions (GexCom election) at the end of the regional election processes. Positions in the ICLEI governance bodies have a 3 year term that begins at the ICLEI World Congress in April 2021.
As ICLEI Secretary General, I would like to encourage all Members to participate in this electoral process, by voting and standing for election. Be sure to participate and choose the candidates that should represent and lead the organization towards the ICLEI 5 pathways of sustainable development, local action and global impact!
Taking an active part in ICLEI’s governance is a fantastic opportunity for any committed local government leader to represent their city, town or region and be the voice of local and regional governments on a multitude of platforms.
I look forward to seeing the next generation of forward thinking, enthusiastic local-regional leaders step forward in the upcoming call for candidates – of all genders and backgrounds – to form a strong, diverse and committed ICLEI Council for the 2021-2024 term.
Gino Van Begin
ICLEI Secretary General