2022 Call for Candidates for NSPRA Executive Board Office

Cathy Kedjidjian, APR, delivers her speech as candidate for president-elect.

The 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 NSPRA Executive Board office that will become available in October 2022.

Those four open offices are as follows:

  • President-elect (Pictured at right is the current president-elect delivering her candidate speech in July 2021.)
  • Northeast Region Vice President (CT, DE, ME, MA, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VT, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Eastern ON, Prince Edward Island, Quebec)
  • Mideast Region Vice President (D.C., IN, KY, MD, MI, OH, VA, WV)
  • Southwest Region Vice President (AZ, CA, CO, HI, NV, NM, UT, WY) 

Members from the states of New York, Ohio and Colorado are not eligible to run this year for the three open offices for regional vice president, according to association bylaws. This state restriction does not apply to candidates for president-elect.

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 2022 National Seminar on Sunday, July 17.

For more information about running for office, contact the EBSC chair at Shayla.Cannady@ocps.net.