Honorary Mayor’s Race 2012
Each Year the Orangevale Chamber of Commerce hosts an event that is talked about all year. The 2012 Honorary Mayor Race will be no exception. Candidates in this unofficial, non-political, honorary and good-natured campaign gain votes by raising funds to support Orangevale Chamber of Chamber community programs and services.
Candidate Rules and Guidelines
1. None of the members of the Honorary Mayor’s Race Committee are eligible to run. In addition, Committee members, Board of Directors, staff and office Volunteers will refrain from endorsing any specific candidate.
2. Candidates must be at least 18 years old, live or work within the Orangevale area and be a member in good standing of the Orangevale Chamber of Commerce.
3. Candidates must complete and file an official candidate registration form with the Honorary Mayor’s Race Committee. Candidate registration forms are available at the Chamber office.
4. Registration will close at May 1, 2011. Committee approved Candidates will be announced at on Thursday -opening day of Pow Wow days.
5. Candidates can begin fundraising after Committee announcement and participate in POW WOW Day activities (including Parade).
6. Each candidate must select one non-profit beneficiary (platform), which must be approved by the Honorary Mayor’s Race Committee. Candidates are strongly encouraged to select an Orangevale based beneficiary or an area beneficiary that greatly benefits the Orangevale community. Fifty percent (50%) of the money raised will be disbursed to the candidate’s beneficiary and Fifty percent (50%) will go to the Orangevale Chamber of Commerce general operating fund.
7. Candidates may use any form of campaigning, however all advertising will be at the candidate’s own expense. All advertising MUST include “benefiting the Orangevale Chamber of Commerce”. All advertising, visible posters, billboards, flyers, ect, must be approved by the committee prior to posting and must be removed by one week following the end of the race.
8. Candidates will solicit contributions. One dollar ($1.00) raised equals one vote. The candidate whom raises the greatest dollar amount becomes the new Honorary Mayor. In the event of a tie, the Candidates will be given an additional 24 hours to raise more votes.
9. Two persons campaigning together may become Honorary Co-Mayors.
10. In order to be counted, all money must turn in to Chamber office by 12:00 Noon on the Tuesday, following Labor Day. Each candidate shall submit one cashier’s check, for all the money they collected, payable to the Orangevale Chamber of Commerce.
11. THIS IS A FUN EVENT! The spirit of the Race is good-natured rivalry between Orangevale organizations, business owners and local citizens. Kindness and support is expected from all candidates. Additionally, candidate must agree to refrain from negative comments or actions toward other candidates. Any abuse to other candidates will result in disqualification.
12. The official title of the successful candidate will be “Orangevale Chamber of Commerce Honorary Mayor”. The Honorary Mayor serves at the direction of the Chamber’s Board of Directors.
13. The Chamber president will announce the winner of the Honorary Mayor’s Race at the Honorary Mayor Ball.
14. If the winner defaults for any reason, the runner-up becomes Honorary Mayor.
Download an applicationor for more information, contact the OVCC office at firstname.lastname@example.org