The Nominating and Elections Committee is accepting nominations for the upcoming NAAC board elections. The positions open for election this year are President-elect, Treasurer, and Region 1, Region 3, and Region 5 Director. The President-elect and Treasurer are elected by mail ballot by the entire membership, while the Regional Directors are elected at the annual conference by the respective regional members. The Nominating and Elections committee is chaired by Brian Evans.
The President-elect will serve a two-year term from March 2019 through March 2021, followed by a two-year term as President and a two-year term as Past President. The Treasurer and Regional Directors will serve a two-year term from March 2019 through March 2021. The Nominating and Elections committee is accepting nominations through Monday, February 11. Nominations must be made using the downloadable Nomination Form and must be signed by the nominee.
The Nominating and Elections committee will announce the slate of candidates, and ballots for executive officers (President-elect and Treasurer) will be mailed to all NAAC members. The winners will be announced at the NAAC Membership Business meeting during the annual conference at the Hyatt Regency Bethesda, One Bethesda Metro Center, Bethesda Maryland on Friday, March 29.
Elections for regional directors take place during the regional meetings on Thursday, March 28 on-site at the annual conference. Nominations may be made using the downloadable Nomination Form. The form must be signed by the nominee and submitted to NAAC by email or mail on or before Monday, February 11. The Nominations and Elections committee will develop a slate for each position and the slate will be announced prior to the regional meeting during the annual conference. However, nominations may also be made from the floor during the regional elections.
Information on NAAC Board positions is available in the Bylaws.
Nominees should review the duties and responsibilities of board members.
- Attend all Board meetings, both virtual and face-to-face, or notify the Executive Director or President of inability to attend.
- Chair or serve as board liaison on at least one Standing Committee each year.
- Attend the annual conference.
- Identify possible sponsors, donors, and contributors.
- Serve as “ambassador” for NAAC; develop full knowledge of NAAC philosophy, operations, and administration.
- Keep current on trends and emerging practices and needs of NAAC.
- Cover expenses of attending board meetings and annual conference (a request to utilize institutional funds is the responsibility of the board member).
- Fulfill all duties of the President in the absence of the President.
- Plan meeting agendas with the President.
- Serve as Chair of the Annual Conference and coordinate the activities of the conference planning committee.
- Independently review and evaluate presentation proposals to determine presentations selected for the annual conference.
- Assist with development and implementation of all committees and their activities.
- Work with the President in completing all reports.
- Maintain comprehensive files to pass on to subsequent President-Elect.
- Review records of specific monies received and paid.
- Review, with the Executive Director, files of all receipted bills, bank statements, and evidence of financial transfers between accounts.
- Prepare proposed budgets, assisted by the Executive Director, to present at the Board of Directors’ semi-annual meeting.
- Prepare, with the Executive Director, financial reports to present at all board meetings and to the membership at the annual business meeting.
- May co-sign checks, if required, for invoiced debits totaling more than $500 after receipt of invoices from the Executive Director.
- Distribute salary checks to the Executive Director, staff and consultants.
- Provide oversight of the corporation’s financial records, with statutory reporting, and tax returns and forms.
- Maintain comprehensive files to pass on to subsequent Treasurer.
- Serve as chair of the Financial Oversight Committee.
The Regional Directors are a vital component of the operation of NAAC. They provide the key linkage between the Board of Directors and the State Representatives. Effective communication between the Regional Directors and the states in their regions is essential. There are five (5) regions that make up the membership of NAAC.
Region 1: Alaska, Arizona, California, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming
Region 2: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin
Region 3: Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, and Texas
Region 4: Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington, DC and West Virginia
Region 5: Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont
- Serve on the Board of Directors and attend all Board meetings and the Annual Conference. This includes approximately eight virtual meetings and two or more face-to-face board meetings.
- Establish rapport with and serve as a resource for State Representatives.
- Communicate to members in the region through the State Representatives, at a minimum of four times per year.
- Enlist new State Representatives as needed.
- Present recommendations of program activities to Executive Committee and to the full Board.
- Submit reports on regional activities to President and Executive Director.
- Write articles, if warranted, for newsletter about programs and special events.
- Help build membership within the region.
- Facilitate Regional Meetings at the annual conference.
- Encourage and support establishment of state affiliate organizations.
- Serve as a committee chair or liaison.