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Region 6 Call for Nominations 2019

Friday, May 10, 2019  
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Region 6 is seeking nominations for President-Elect and Secretary. Please consider joining our dynamic Board.


1) President-Elect (3-year term: president elect, president, immediate past president)
2) Secretary (2-year term)

Description per Region 6 Bylaws

PRESIDENT ELECT: The President Elect shall serve for a one-year term, and shall become President at the end of this term. The President Elect shall perform the duties of the President in the absence of the President at the Board and/or general membership meetings. The President Elect shall perform any and all duties designated by the President and/or a majority vote of the Board. In the event of a vacancy in the position of President, the President Elect shall assume said vacancy through the end of the outgoing President’s term. Term of Office: President elect in 2020, President 2021, Immediate Past President 2022

SECRETARY: The Secretary shall attend all meetings of the Board, Region, and record and make available to The Association, all votes and minutes of all proceedings thereof in a book to be kept for that purpose; give or cause to be given notice of all special meetings of the Board and all other notices required by law or by these By-Laws; keep in safe custody the seal of the Corporation to the extent one exists, and affix it to any instrument when so authorized by the Board or the Region President; keep all the corporate books and legal records of the Region as required by law or otherwise in a proper and safe manner; and perform all duties incident to the office of Secretary and such other duties as from time to time may be prescribed by the Board or the Region President. The Secretary shall serve for a term of two (2) years. Term of office January 1, 2020 – December 31, 2021

Interested parties may self-nominate for any position and shall declare their desire for candidacy by submitting the following materials to the Nominating Committee via email @ Npanyc@yahoo.com
1) Must complete Declaration for Candidacy Form- click here
2) Personal statement (250 words or less) speaking to their leadership experience, accomplishments in the area of leadership, issues which they feel are most important to the profession and our members, why they would like to serve as a member of the NPA Board of Region 6, and specifically address why they feel qualified to serve.
3) Copy of CV/Resume
4) Digital Photo

Nominations will be accepted from May 10,2019 to June 21,2019

Eligibility Criteria for Officers serving The NPA requires knowledge, experience, skill, leadership, temperament and a commitment of time. In addition, in order to determine the best fit for The NPA, the following minimally necessary skill set criteria shall be utilized by the Nominating Committee in making its recommendations to the Board:

1) Ability to delegate authority while retaining accountability
2) Ability and willingness to resolve conflicts
3) Strong writing and oral communication
4) Willingness to venture in new directions to enhance the Association and to ensure the viability of the NPA
5) Ability to listen to the voices of others
6) Ability to make clear concise choices and accept the consequences of chosen actions
7) Ability to make hard decisions
8) Ability to work with others as a team member
9) Open to change and new ideas
10) Strong working knowledge in the use of computers, the internet, and downloading of information

In addition to the above skill set the nominee must be a Regular or Retired member of The NPA. The nominee must agree to abide by and fulfill board leadership expectations including:

1) Demonstration of a vision for the future growth of The NPA
2) Global thinking as well as locally and being open minded
3) Demonstration of a clear vision, with the ability to instill confidence in others
4) Enforcement of and adherence to the by-laws of Region 6 and accepting responsibility for making difficult decisions
5) Demonstration of high ethical standards of conduct and behavior pursuant to NPA Board’s Policies
6) Respect for the values and opinions of others and supporting board policy/positions that you may not personally agree with
7) Delegation of authority while retaining accountability for governance
8) Selflessness (i.e. placing The NPA ahead of oneself at all times)
9) Support for NPA programs such as the PAC and others identified by the Board of Directors

Lastly, the nominee must possess a willingness to commit time and resources in the fulfillment of Board goals and responsibilities including:

1) Attendance of on-site Board meetings at least 3 times annually
2) Reading and responding to all NPA email correspondence in a timely manner which we consider to be at most 3 -5 business days
3) Participation on conference calls as the need may arise
4) Participation in the substantive work required to achieve board goals

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