Elections for NAAC executive officers are conducted by mail. In 2015, the president-elect will be elected. The president-elect will serve a two-year term from March 2015 through March 2017, immediately followed by a two-year term as president, immediately followed by a term as past president.
Ballots will be mailed to all NAAC members no later than February 13, 2015. Completed ballots must be received by NAAC no later than Friday, March 13, 2015. The winner will be announced at the NAAC Membership Business meeting during the annual conference. The Membership Business meeting will be held on Friday, March 20 at 8:00 - 8:00 am.
Elections for regional directors take place during the regional meetings on-site at the annual conference. This year, Region 1 and Region 3 will hold elections. Nominations may be made using the downloadable Nomination Form. The form must be signed by the nominee and submitted to NAAC by email, fax or mail on or before January 26, 2015. The Nominations and Elections committee will develop a slate for each position and the slate will be announced at the Regional meeting during the annual conference. However, nominations may also be made from the floor during the regional elections. The regional meetings will take place on Thursday, March 19 at 3:30 - 4:30 pm.
Nominees should review the duties and responsibilities of board members here.
Information on NAAC Board positions is available in the Bylaws.
Duties of the President-Elect
- Fulfill all duties of the President in the absence of the President.
- Plan meeting agendas with the President.
- Serve as Chair of the Annual Conference and coordinate the activities of the conference planning committee.
- Independently review and evaluate presentation proposals to determine presentations selected for the annual conference.
- Assist with development and implementation of all committees and their activities.
- Work with the President in completing all reports.
- Maintain comprehensive files to pass on to subsequent President-Elect.
The Regional Directors are a vital component of the operation of NAAC. They provide the key linkage between the Board of Directors and the State Representatives. Effective communication between the Regional Directors and the states in their regions is essential. There are five (5) regions that make up the NAAC.
Duties of Regional Directors
- Serve on the Board of Directors and attend all Board meetings and the Annual Conference. This includes approximately eight virtual meetings and two or more face-to-face board meetings.
- Establish rapport with and serve as a resource for State Representatives.
- Communicate to members in the region through the State Representatives, at a minimum of four times per year.
- Enlist new State Representatives as needed.
- Present recommendations of program activities to Executive Committee and to the full Board.
- Submit reports on regional activities to President and Executive Director
- Write articles, if warranted, for newsletter about programs and special events.
- Help build membership within the region.
- Facilitate Regional Meetings at the annual conference.
- Encourage and support establishment of state affiliate organizations.
- Serve as a committee chair or liaison.
Region 1: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming
Region 2: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin
Region 3: Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas
Region 4: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia
Region 5: Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington, DC