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Call for Nominations

Term to begin January 1, 2020 - Review eligibility criteria for Officers & Directors and position descriptions below.

  • President-Elect
  • Treasurer
  • Region 2 Director - Finger Lakes, Greater Rochester, Susquehanna, Tompkins Cortland
  • Region 4 Director - Adirondack, Capital, Leatherstocking Catskill, Saratoga Warren
  • Region 7 Director - Long Island
 April 15, 2019 is the deadline for submission of the complete Nomination Application Packet.

Nomination Packet to be completed by nominee (Word format)

Nomination Packet to be completed by nominee (PDF Format)

If you have an individual that you would like to nominate please complete this form and email to shubbard@TheNPA.org

Eligibility Criteria for Officers & Directors

Serving on the Board of Directors of a major state organization requires knowledge, experience, skill, leadership, temperament and a commitment of time. While it is recognized these characteristics are important for all candidates to possess, qualifications to hold a board position in The NPA shall also be guided by the current and future needs of the Association as defined by its Strategic Plan, in order to achieve our mission, vision and goals outlined within the plan. 

In addition to the above, in order to determine the best fit for The NPA, the following criteria shall be utilized by the Nominating Committee in making its recommendations to the Board.

A. Necessary skill sets to support the Association’s goals. Such skill sets shall be developed on an annual basis by the Board of Directors at its first regularly scheduled meeting of the year based upon the then current goals.  


Minimally, such skills set shall include:

  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 choices and accept the consequences of chosen actions;
  7. Ability to make hard decisions;
  8. Ability to work with others as a team player; and
  9. Open to change and new ideas.

B. The nominee must be an Regular or Retired member of the NPA for a minimum of three (3) consecutive years.

C. Demonstrated leadership and experience at either the national, state and/or group levels which at minimum includes:

  1. Served previously as an officer, director or committee chair at either the national, state, region or group level; and,
  2. Active participation at the national, state and/or local levels (e.g. membership, NPA conferences, local Region/Group meetings, and other Association events such as NYS Fair, Capital Day, etc.).

D. Undivided loyalty – The candidate shall agree to:

  1. Sign a Conflict of Interest Declaration & Policy on Promotion of Ethical Conduct on an annual basis;
  2. Place the interest of The NPA above any other organizational or personal interests at all times.

E. Must have general knowledge in the use of computers, as well as an understanding of:

  1. Internet access;
  2. Researching and downloading information from the website; and,
  3. Sending and receiving information in electronic format such as emails and attachments.

F. Agreement 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 to see beyond the immediate with the ability to instill confidence in others;
  4. Enforcement of and adherence to the policies of the Board and accepting responsibility for making difficult decisions:
  5. Demonstration of high ethical standards of conduct and behavior pursuant to NPA Board Policy;
  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 within the strategic plan.

G. Willingness to commit time and resources in 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 Association email correspondence within one (1) business day.
  3. Participation on conference calls as the need may arise.
  4. Attendance at NPA annual conferences and other Board functions.
  5. Recruitment of new members to The NPA Board.
  6. Recruitment of members to The NPA Annual Conference, One Day Conference, Capital Day, NYS Fair.
  7. Participation in the substantive work required of the strategic plan.
  8. Contribution to the NP of NYS PAC and assist with PAC fundraising activities.  

Position Descriptions: Per NPA Bylaws

President-Elect - During the absence or disability of the President, the President-Elect shall perform the duties and exercise all of the powers of the President. The President-Elect shall perform such other duties as the President may from time to time prescribe.
Treasurer -  The Treasurer shall have the custody of the corporate funds, securities, evidences of indebtedness and other valuable documents, and keep full and accurate accounts of receipts and disbursements in the corporate books. The Treasurer disburses the funds of The Association as may be ordered or authorized by the Association Board and preserves proper vouchers for such disbursements. The Treasurer renders to the President and Association Board at the regular meetings of the Association Board, or whenever they require it, an account of all transactions as Treasurer and of the financial condition of The Association. The Treasurer shall render a full financial report of The Association no later than the end of the second quarter of the calendar year following the close of business on December 31 of the previous year. The Treasurer may request and be furnished with such reports and statements from The Association’s professional staff or other officers as the Treasurer may require in order to perform said duties. The Treasurer shall perform such other duties as from time to time may be prescribed by the Association Board or the President.
Regional Director - Each Regional Director shall be responsible for maintaining effective lines of communications among all within the Region; providing support and assistance in fulfillment of Association policy within the Region; promoting inter-regional communication with other Directors; and promoting interest and active participation in the activities of the Regions and The Association among the membership where possible. Each Regional Director shall also be responsible for maintaining effective lines of communication with the President and Executive Director of the Association. In those instances whereby a Regional Director is unable to attend any regularly scheduled or special meeting of the Association Board, s(he) shall notify the Association’s President directly in writing or in person prior to such meeting, in order to communicate and convey any pertinent information, position(s) and/or issue(s) from the Region to the Association Board during the meeting from which s(he) is absent. Following the annual election of Directors, all records, documents and other pertinent materials shall be delivered by the Regional Director to her/his successor within two (2) weeks of the expiration of her/his term or termination of office.
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