Nomination Requirements

2016 TIME Dealer of the Year Nominees at the NADA annual convention in Las Vegas2016 TIME Dealer of the Year Nominees at the NADA annual convention in Las Vegas

  • Be a franchised new-car dealer
  • Be a member of the NADA
  • Be a member of a state dealer association and, if applicable, a local association
  • Be the actual operating head of the dealership as designated in the franchise paragraph of the factory agreement, or the owner’s designated agent with full authority for business operations for a minimum of one year with recognition by the sponsoring dealer association as the dealership’s voting representative
  • Have an ongoing presence in the dealership offices, actively managing the dealership
  • Have at least a five-year record of active participation in affairs of the nominee’s state or local dealer association
  • Agree to be available for participation in Dealer of the Year activity during the year following selection
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    In addition, the following rules apply:

    • Current directors of NADA are not eligible for the 2017 award
    • Past Dealer of the Year nominees can be re-nominated four years from the last date of nomination