Board Nominations


The board of directors consists of 15 to 21 directors who are elected to serve by ballot of the voting members. Please see our bylaws for designations, eligibility, and terms. Members are nominated by their peers.


Board Members 

Qualifications 

A board nominee must meet the following qualifications:

  • Member in good standing with URMIA
  • Demonstrated commitment to URMIA - preferably for 3 or more years - through active participation as a volunteer on URMIA committees, presentations, and/or task forces.
  • Approval from his or her immediate supervisor.  This is a 3-year commitment and includes travel to the annual conference and spring board meetings.


President-Elect

Qualifications 

A president-elect nominee must meet the following qualifications:

  • Member in good standing with URMIA
  • Demonstrated commitment to URMIA - preferably for 3 or more years - through active participation as a volunteer on URMIA committees, presentations, and/or task forces.
  • Board or executive committee experience for a minimum of two years
  • Approval from his or her immediate supervisor.  This is a 3-year commitment and includes travel to the annual conference and spring board meetings.


Additional Considerations

Meeting Attendance

  • Attendance at board meetings is extremely important. There are two in person meetings (4-8 hours each) and two teleconferences (two hours each).
    • The first board meeting will take place on the final day of the annual conference.
    • The next meeting is virtual and typically takes place in December.
    • The spring in person board meeting takes place between February and April and the location may be with a regional conference or at the annual conference location.
    • The last board meeting is also virtual and typically takes place in June.
  • NEW! We will have mandatory new board member orientation on the Friday before the Annual Conference from 1pm-5pm. We also suggest that new board members attend the Saturday board meeting as a guest to observe before their first meeting on Wednesday.

Expense Reimbursement

  • URMIA realizes the personal commitment of each officer, board member and committee chair to further the advancement of the association. Transportation and lodging expenses will be paid for the spring board meeting and an extra night at the annual conference hotel. Please see our full travel policy for further guidance.

Responsibilities During Conferences 

While we encourage networking and reconnecting with old URMIA friends at the conferences, please remember that URMIA business must come first if you are an elected or appointed officer.


 

Duties  

Board members engage with and think critically about activities and strategic direction of URMIA. Board member duties include the following:

  • Participate in board meetings, including advance preparation
  • Interact as liaison with assigned committees
  • Assist in the overall management of URMIA
  • See the full list of duties in the board member's job description




 

Duties  

The President-Elect is responsible for the following:

  • Provide leadership and vision for the strategic plan of the organization
  • Serve a three-year term, assuming the role of president in the second year and the role of immediate past-president and chair of the leadership development committee in the third year
  • Attend all board meetings and additional ad hoc meetings at the request of the president
  • Participate on the executive committee and its monthly required meetings
  • See the full list of duties in the president's job description