Any mayor of a city that is a member in good standing may submit his or her candidacy to become a member of the Board of Directors of the OWHC.
In Gyeongju, each candidate for the Board of Directors will be invited to speak to the participants to introduce him or herself. These speeches of a few minutes will take place in the morning of November 2, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The voting period for the election to the Board of Directors 2017-2019 will take place the same day, from 5:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Finally, the results of that election will be announced the same day during dinner, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
A city’s candidacy for the Board of Directors and the Presidency must be presented by the Mayor or an elected representative of that city, physically present at the General Assembly. However, in the case of elected representatives who, in their own cities, are involved in an election campaign in the three months preceding or following a General Assembly, a candidacy submitted by the mayor via video is acceptable. Also, the mayor of a city that has been a member in good standing during the last ten years may also submit the candidacy of his city via video.
The Mayor of a member in good standing who wishes to apply for the position of Director of the Organization must deliver his nomination paper, duly completed and signed, to the secretary general or his representative, at least one hour before the commencement of the opening ceremony of the biennial congress of the OWHC (By-law 44).
Please note that there is at least one meeting of the Board of Directors every year, and that the terms of office are two years. Only the airplane tickets to attend the meetings of the Board of Directors are at the members’ expense; the lodging and meal expenses are assumed by the host city of the meeting. To present your candidacy, please complete the following form.
Nota bene: The cities that are observer member of the OWHC cannot submit their candidacy to become a member of the Board of Directors 2017-2019 of the OWHC.