September, 2008
Inspection News and Views from the American Society of Home Inspectors

Nominating Committees Slate Candidates


Officers: Officer nominations closed Aug. 15 and the matrices submitted by ASHI Certified Inspectors seeking an officer’s position for 2009 were turned over to the Officers Nominating Committee. The committee is charged with identifying and naming candidates who meet ASHI’s leadership requirements for the offices of president-elect, vice president, secretary and treasurer. Those who submitted matrices meeting the submission requirements, but were not slated by the committee, may have their names placed on the ballot by petition.

After the Nominating Committee names its candidates, a petition of 10 percent of ASHI Certified Inspectors in good standing can cause the name of a qualified ASHI Certified Inspector to be added to the ballot for a specific office.

Petitions must be presented on a special form available only from ASHI Headquarters and require the name (printed) and the signature of each petitioner, as well as the office in which the petitioner would serve, if elected. The form must be received by mail or fax at headquarters at least 10 days prior to the distribution of the ballots. Staff will verify the validity of the petition prior to placing the name of a candidate for office on the ballot.

Ballots will be mailed to ASHI Certified Inspectors by Oct. 31, 2008, and the election will close Nov. 30, 2008. 

Campaigning positively by or about any candidate is permissible as long as no ASHI assets are used. Staff, Nominating Committee and Election Committee members shall not participate in campaigning. Nominees or petition candidates for an officer or board of director position may purchase mailing labels or lists of qualified voting members’ contact information from headquarters at cost. Negative campaigning (against candidates or nominees) is not permitted. The Election Committee should preview campaign statements or materials in advance if there is any uncertainty about the appropriateness of their contents. 

The Director Nominating Committee is charged with creating a slate of five new, non-officer board members and one alternate from the matrices received from ASHI Certified Inspectors in good standing who served a minimum of one year on the Council of Representatives for a term beginning no later than Oct. 1, 2007.

Nominations closed Aug. 15, 2008. Ballots will be mailed to council representatives on Oct. 31, 2008.

If you have questions, please contact Bob Kociolek at HQ:, 847-954-3177. 

Ballots will be counted the first week in December and election results will be published in the January 2009 issue of the ASHI Reporter. Comments and questions about the nomination process are welcome. Please contact ASHI Headquarters.

Deadline for Award Nominations Nears

Nominations for the Philip C. Monahon and John Cox Awards close Sept. 30, 20008.

Monahon Award Criteria: The recipient must be an ASHI Certified Inspector who is dedicated to the goals and ideals of ASHI as stated in ASHI’s Code of Ethics and, as a member, has rendered outstanding contributions to ASHI for a minimum of five (5) years. Contributions consist of time, talent or expertise that has been beneficial to the society, its members and the general public that ASHI ultimately serves.

Cox Award Criteria:
The recipient must be an ASHI Certified Inspector who has rendered outstanding service to an ASHI chapter, either over a period of years or under circumstances that are special and may not occur again. Each chapter may submit the name and biography of one individual for the John E. Cox Award.

Nomination forms for both awards are on Log in as a member and go to the Members section, Documents and Forms. If you’d like a nomination form faxed to you, call 847-759-1620 or e-mail

The ASHI Chapter Enterprise Award

For this competition, ASHI chapters are categorized according to size. The chapter in each of two categories with the highest percentage of registered members to attend InspectionWorld is awarded a Chapter Enterprise Award, which includes $750.

There are a few additional guidelines, but the purpose of the award is simple – to encourage chapter members to participate in InspectionWorld together. Find the story behind the award and complete guidelines on, Members Only/Chapters/Other Chapter Forms and Tools. Questions? Contact Bob Kociolek at HQ,