WRPA Board Nominations & Elections 

We Invite You to Nominate Today!

We invite you to submit nominations for the 2023-2024 WRPA Board of Directors, to be led by current President-Elect Jennifer Wills. WRPA is soliciting nominations for our open positions below.

In our continuous journey of promoting Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging within our Association, we invite all voting members (Young Professional, Professional, Agency, Emeritus, Lifetime) of WRPA, who have been a member for at least one year, to be nominated to serve on the 2023-2024 WRPA Board of Directors. 

All levels of experience within your agencies are welcome. The WRPA Board of Directors is structured to have staggered terms, meaning even if you are brand new, there will always be an experienced Board Member available to guide incoming Board Members.

The Board of Directors carries out all of WRPA’s affairs, with legal and fiduciary responsibility for the overall planning, management, and oversight of the Association. In practice, serving on the Board of Directors is a fantastic way to meet other dedicated WRPA members, shape the path forward for WRPA, develop leadership skills, and have a ton of fun.

The Board of Directors typically meets nine times a year excluding July, August, and December. Board members serve as at least one committee liaison and typically serve on at least one committee doing the work of WRPA. Commitment for each position, excluding the President's track (four years), is three years. Responsibilities of positions up for election are listed below.

If you have any questions please contact, the current Past-President Jennifer Papich, who is leading the 2023-2024 nomination process.

We invite you to nominate Today!

Submit Your Nomination

All nominations must be in by end of the day on Friday, March 3, 2023.
If you have more than one nomination, you must submit a form for each one.

Positions open are:

  • Southwest Region Director
  • Northwest Region Director
  • Director At-Large
  • Vice President

Learn More About Each Board Position

  • President
  • President-Elect
  • Vice President
  • Past President
  • Regional Directors (4 total)
    • King County
    • Southwest: Clallam, Clark, Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, Kitsap, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, Pierce, Skamania, Thurston, Wahkiakum
    • Northwest: Islands, San Juan, Skagit, Snohomish, Whatcom
    • Eastern: Adams, Asotin, Benton, Chelan, Columbia, Douglas, Ferry, Franklin, Garfield, Grant, Kittitas, Klickitat, Lincoln, Okanogan, Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens, Walla Walla, Whitman, Yakima
  • At-Large Directors (2 total) 
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer 
View WRPA Bylaws 

Expectations of All Board of Directors Members

  • Go through the initial Board Orientation to understand the Governance and Legal Duty of being on the Board
  • Attend a minimum of 6 of the 9 Board Meetings Scheduled
    • January, February (In-Person after Legislative Day), March, April, May (In-Person at Conference), June, September, October, and November (In-Person at Fall Training)
  • Contribute ideas and participate in decision-making for the greater good of the association
  • Participate in the Boards strategic initiatives
  • Serve as a Board Liaison and participate in assigned Committees / Networks 
  • Represent the full spectrum of the interests of the membership

President *

  • Chair of the Governing Board; presides at all meetings
  • Presides over the Annual Business Meeting, which provides an account of the state of the Association to the Membership
  • Works in partnership with the Executive Director on all association affairs 
  • Provides written or videos for marketing efforts for WRPA events and services
  • Provides remarks at WRPA events
  • Serves and coordinates with Executive Committee and Executive Director to establish Board Meeting Agendas
*Each nomination term the President position will be open. If elected you will serve a four-year term (Vice President, President-Elect, President, and Past President)

President-Elect *

  • Assumes the duties of the President in the President’s absence
  • Serves as the President if the elected President is unable to complete the full term of office
  • Assumes other duties as assigned by the President
  • Serves on the Executive Committee

*Each nomination term the Presidnet-Elect position will be open. If elected you will serve a four-year term (Vice President, President-Elect, President, and Past President)

Vice President *

  • Assists the President as needed 
*Each nomination term the Vice President position will be open. If elected you will serve a four-year term (Vice President, President-Elect, President, and Past President)

Past President *

  • Assists the President as needed
  • Chairs the Nominations Committee
  • Chairs the Awards Committee 
*Each nomination term the Past President position will be open. If elected you will serve a four-year term (Vice President, President-Elect, President, and Past President)

Regional Directors

King County Region Director, Southwest Region Director, Northwest Region Director, Eastern Region Director

  • Represent the interests and support membership efforts within your region
  • Support education and networking opportunities within your region
  • Host and coordinate at least one gathering event within your region to network and share about WRPA
  • Liaison for departments within the region (and beyond to other areas of the state) sharing upcoming meetings, grants, collaborative opportunities, solutions
  • Liaison with local colleges in tandem with the PREP Committee to promote the profession and encourage participation in WRPA events and services
  • Serve on the Membership Committee
  • Serves a three-year term

At-Large Directors

  • Serves a three-year term

Secretary

  • An appointed position generally assigned to At-Large or Regional Director 
  • Prepares and distributes the minutes of all Board Meetings
  • Serves a three-year term

Treasurer 

  • An appointed position generally assigned to At-Large or Regional Director 
  • Go through a treasures orientation when elected 
  • Final approval of payments for the Association
  • Understanding of the monthly association financials 
  • Serve on the Finance Committee
  • Serves a three-year term

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