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Become A NARP Board Director

NARP members who meet the necessary requirements may seek an elected position as an NARP Board Director.

NARP Board Directors are elected by the members of the Council of Representatives (or by a designated alternate) present when the voting occurs.

The next election of NARP Board Directors will occur at the April 2017 meeting of the Council of Representatives on Wednesday, April 26, 2017. There are three (3) Board Director positions available. These positons are for three (3) year terms through April 2020

How to Apply To Become A NARP Board Director...

If you are interested in being elected as a NARP Board Director, please take the following steps:

  1. Read the Position Descriptions; Duties; Qualifications and Requirments for Board Directors listed below.
  2. Complete an Board Director Candidate Information Statement form.
  3. Click “Submit” to submit the completed form to us or print it and mail it to NARP, 505 Capitol Ct. NE, Suite 300, Washington, DC, 20002.
  4. The deadline for submission is 11:59pm (local time), March 31, 2017. If you are mailing a completed form, it must be postmarked no later than March 31, 2016.

Position Description; Duties; Qualifications and Requirements:

Summaries are listed below. Complete Information Can be Found In The NARP Bylaws

General Powers Of The Board of Directors - The Board of Directors shall exercise overall direction and control over the affairs of the Association, including the formulation of Association program and policies.

Responsibilities of the Board of Directors - The members of the Board of Directors shall:

(a) Understand the purpose of the Association and have general knowledge of how the Association is functioning; assure adherence to the purposes of the Association and monitor effectiveness in achieving results and compliance with the Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws and the tax-exempt status of the Association;

(b) Set organizational goals and policy and oversee its administration by competent staff; review, adopt and monitor long-range and annual plans and budgets; review regular financial reports; ensure timely completion of annual audits and filing of required tax returns;

(c) Provide for competent legal counsel to assure compliance with applicable local, state and federal laws, including timely filing of reports and meeting procedures;

(d) Appoint and regularly review the performance of the President and Chief Executive Officer;

(e) Assure a personnel program that provides competent staff; assure that staff compensation and professional consulting fees are reasonable;

(f) Ensure adequate financial resources to conduct the Association’s activities;

(g) Provide for regular meetings of the Board of Directors and its committees with adequate reports on and discussion of organizational activities;

(h) Provide for prudent and sound investment and management of Association funds and assets not expended directly for charitable purposes, to yield a reasonable return without undue risk; and

(i) Protect the Association’s property, including reasonable provision for safekeeping, replacement and divestment procedures that will benefit the organization.


Directors - The Directors (along with the Officers) shall exer­cise overall direction and control over the affairs of the Association including the formulation of As­sociation program and policies.


Qualifications - Each candidate seeking election as aBoard Director position shall:

  • Be a dues paying member in good standing of the Association.
  • Have been a member of the Council of Representatives, the Board of Directors or an Officer for at least one two-year term. The Board of Directors may waive this requirement for exceptional candidates by majority vote.
  • Submit the appropriate Candidate Information Statement form by the stitpulated deadline.
  • Be a registered voter.

Requirements For Re-Election - Each candidiate seeking re-election as an Officer or Director shall have:

  • Attended at least two thirds of the meetings of the Board of Directors held during the Officer's or Director’s current term of office unless otherwise excused by a majority vote of the Board of Directors. Any per­son who was elected as an Elected Officer or Director in the immediately preceding election but resigned during that term and is now seeking to be elected again as an Officer or Director would have to attended at least two thirds of the meetings of said board while serving as an active director during the previous term unless otherwise excused by a majority vote of the Board of Directors. In addition, Officers shall have attended three- quarters of the Council of Representatives meetings held during the Officer’s current term of office
  • Met the minimum requirements for attendance as a Member of the Council of Representatives held during the Officers's or Director’s current term of office unless otherwise excused by a majority vote of the Board of Directors.
  • Remained a Member in good standing of the Association during his or her term of office.
  • Submit the appropriate Candidate Information Statement form by the stitpulated deadline.
  • Remained a registered voter.

Commitment - Board Directors are expected to:

  • Participate in monthly Board meetings. Board meetings are held via electronic conference service most months. In-person Board meetings are usually held as part of the Spring Meeting in the Washington, DC area and the Fall Meeting held in locations around the country. Special Board Meetings may also be held from time-to-time as required.
  • Participate in an in-person Annual Board Retreat, which may be held in addition to the regularly scheduled Board Meetings. Such retreats are held in locations around the country.
  • Actively chair or particpate in committees, task forces or other groupings within the Association
  • Actively participate in and assist with the resource development efforts & initiatives of the Association