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2023 Call for Candidates for NSPRA Executive Board Office

Author: NSPRA Staff/Tuesday, February 21, 2023/Categories: News

Trent Allen, APRThe NSPRA Executive Board furthers the mission, goals and values of the association. It also assists in preparing programs, authorizes committee appointments and approves and formulates policies. NSPRA’s Executive Board Search Committee (EBSC) is currently seeking candidates for each elected NSPRA Executive Board office that will become available in October 2023. Interested in running? Watch the "How & Why to Run for an NSPRA Executive Board Office" replay.

The four open offices in elected positions are as follows:

  • President-elect (Pictured is the current president-elect delivering his candidate speech in July 2022.)
  • North Central Region Vice President (Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Manitoba, Northwestern Ontario)
  • South Central Region Vice President (Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas)
  • Vice President for Diversity Engagement  

Members from the states of North Dakota and Missouri are not eligible to run this year for the two open offices for regional vice president, according to association bylaws. This state restriction does not apply to candidates for president-elect or vice president for diversity engagement.

To be eligible for consideration as a candidate for an elected office with NSPRA, members must meet the following qualifications (NSPRA Policy 205.12):

  • Have maintained a professional membership in NSPRA for the past five consecutive years;
  • Be a member of their state SPRA chapter if one exists;
  • Have leadership and service experience with a SPRA chapter, on an NSPRA committee/task force/project team or with a Universal Accreditation Board (UAB)-member organization;
  • Have at least three years of NSPRA National Seminar attendance; and
  • Comply with association policies on elections and campaigning for NSPRA office.

NSPRA members who wish to apply to be considered as candidates:

The election for any contested positions will be held in August, and successful candidates will assume office in October.

Should qualified candidates for office run uncontested, no election will be held and the candidates will be affirmed by acclamation of the Executive Board at the Annual Meeting and Celebration of Achievement during the NSPRA 2023 National Seminar on Sunday, July 16.

For more information about running for office, contact EBSC Chair Melissa Robinette at


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