RUNNING FOR THE PRPD BOARD
What is the Board?
The PRPD Board of Directors is the group that provides the vision, direction and policy leadership for the organization. To give you a better idea of what is involved in board service, click below for guidelines for board members:
1. PRPD Position Description for Board Members
2. Characteristics of Effective Board Members
How Many Seats are up for Election in 2012?
There are two (2) seats to be filled in our 2012 election.
How Do I Become a Candidate?
Candidates must be employed at a PRPD member station or organization or be an Individual Member.
Those interested in running for the board in 2011 must submit a letter of interest as outlined below. The letter must be received by PRPD no later than Friday May 11, 2012.
What Do I Need to Include in my Letter of Interest?
To run for the board we ask all candidates to provide the following materials:
1. A one page resume
2. A letter that includes your responses to two questions:
a) What attributes would you bring to the PRPD Board of
b) What is the most important issue facing the programming profession
and how should PRPD address it?
Send your letter and resume to PRPD Election, 38 Milford Street, Hamilton, NY 13346 or by email to email@example.com.
These materials will be posted for voting members as part of the election balloting.
When Will the Election Take Place?
The initial slate of nominations will be
announced on May 18th
- Balloting will begin on June 4.
- Voting will close midnight ET on July 1, 2012, with winning candidate announced around July 9th.
When Does the Board Meet?
The PRPD Board of Directors meets four times per year.
- January Strategic Planning Retreat/Winter Board Meeting (location TBD)
- September at PRPD's Annual Conference.
- Spring and Summer board meetings are held via teleconference
PRPD pays all board member expenses for the winter retreat and meeting. Unless there are extenuating circumstances, all board members are expected to attend the PRPD conference meeting at their expense but PRPD will cover conference registration fee and room for one night.
Newly elected members will be expected to attend the September Board meeting in Las Vegas (Monday, September 10, 2012).
What Does the Board Do?
The PRPD Board has several working committees and all board members are expected to participate actively in at least one committee. Committee meetings are generally held via teleconference. Standing committees include the Board/Organizational Development Committee and a three person Executive Committee consisting of PRPD’s three officers (Chair, Treasurer and Secretary) who are elected for two-year terms by the full board - next election is in 2013.
Task-oriented committees work on specific issues and activities such as Training and PRPD’s Annual Conference.
PRPD Board members also engage in limited time special projects such as the PRPD/LNI Talk Show Best Practices Project and in partnerships with other organizations such as the On-Air Fundraising Partnership with DEI.
Must the Number of Endorsed Candidates Equal the Number of Seats?
No. There can be more endorsed candidates on the ballot than the number of seats available. Those not endorsed
can still appear on the ballot, provided that PRPD receives seven signatures of support for your candidacy by June 4 (not needed for those applying for the board prior to May 11)
. Email notices of support sent directly from your supporters to firstname.lastname@example.org
will be accepted as a signature
If I Have Questions, Who Can I Contact?
If you have any questions concerning the election process or PRPD, please contact Board Development Committee Chair Bill Anderson via email at email@example.com or at at 816-235-2863.