Call for Nominations: NAGARA Board of Directors

Service on the NAGARA Board of Directors is a rare opportunity to help drive the decisions and direction of this quickly-growing and highly-respected national association. Help shape the future of effective use and management of federal, state, and local government records and information in all formats by nominating somebody or yourself for service! The opportunity to work with other leaders in NAGARA allows you to be part of the decision-making process on the national level, driving the strategic goals of the organization as NAGARA champions good management of government archives and records programs for the benefit of government and its citizens.

Board service is a special opportunity for active members to serve, to grow personally and professionally, to develop new skills, gain unique experience, and to make lasting connections with a team of other passionate and motivated archives and records management professionals across the nation.

Help lead your national association and profession into the future by nominating a colleague or yourself for one of the EIGHT (8) open positions listed below. Nominees will be voted on individually by the NAGARA membership in an open election to be held online in April 2021, with the winners of each position taking office at the NAGARA Business Meeting to be held during the virtual Annual Business Meeting in July 2021.

NAGARA’s Board of Directors is made up of 13 individuals, including five Officers (President, President-Elect, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary) and eight Directors (two federal government archives and/or records administrators; two state government archives and/or records administrators; two local government archives and/or records administrators; one at-large director who represents other institutions, members, and professional interests, and one Immediate Past President).

Submitting Nominations

Submitting a nomination is easy! Simply click the SUBMIT NOW button below and provide NAGARA with the following information:

  1. Nominee's name and basic contact information;
  2. Nominee's NAGARA membership status (member v non-member);
  3. Confirmation the Nominee is employed in the archives and/or records administration profession;
  4. The position for which the Nominee wishes to apply/run;
  5. A brief 200 word or less summary of why the nominated individual would make a great addition to the Board of Directors of a rapidly growing association (note: this summary will be made public on the ballot for all voting members to read); and
  6. Any past volunteer position(s) held by the Nominee (not required)

Deadline for Nomination and Self-Nominations is Monday, March 1, 2021 5PM EST

Open Positions (8 in total):

Federal Representative
(2-year term, one open position)

The Federal Representative helps direct the Association and provide insight and counsel from a Federal member perspective. This individual works with NAGARA staff and committees as necessary to ensure the affairs of the Association are successful.

Criteria for service include:

  1. Current membership in NAGARA
  2. Current employment in the archives or records administration profession at or within a Federal Government Agency

State Representative
(2-year term; 2 open positions)

The State Representative helps direct the Association and provide insight and counsel from a state member perspective. This individual works with NAGARA staff and committees as necessary to ensure the affairs of the Association are successful.

Criteria for service include:

  1. Current membership in NAGARA;
  2. Current employment in the archives or records administration profession at or within a state Government Agency.

Local Representative
(2-year term; 2 open positions)

The Local Representative helps direct the Association and provide insight and counsel from a local member perspective. This individual works with NAGARA staff and committees as necessary to ensure the affairs of the Association are successful.

Criteria for service include:

  1. Current membership in NAGARA;
  2. Current employment in the archives or records administration profession at the local government level (including tribal governments, school and water districts, etc.).

Vice President
(1-year term, one open position)

The Vice President shall perform such duties and fulfill such responsibilities as directed by the President. In the absence from any meeting of both the President and President-Elect, the Vice President shall preside at all meetings. The Vice President solicits nominations for Officer and Board member candidates and makes recommendations to the Secretary and the Executive Director of candidates to succeed officers and members of the Board of Directors whose terms of office expire at the Annual Business Meeting. The Vice President serves on the Executive Committee, and after their term of service as Vice President, serves one year as President-Elect, another year as President, and a final year as Past-President. Thus, this is a four (4) year service commitment.

Criteria for service includes:

  1. Two (2) years of consecutive membership in NAGARA;
  2. Prior service to the association in one form or another (committee service, etc.);
  3. Current employment in the archives or records administration profession.

Treasurer
(2-year term, one open position)

Working with NAGARA's Executive Director and accounting team, the Treasurer shall oversee the regular and correct record of all receipts and expenditures in such form as the Board of Directors may require. These records shall be open to the inspection of the Board of Directors and to any member of the Association having voting rights for any proper purpose at any reasonable time, and shall render a detailed report of the same, together with a statement of the securities and all other property belonging to the Association, at the annual meeting of the Association and at such other times as may be required by the vote of the Board of Directors. The Treasurer shall review and approve all invoices for payments, using cloud-based accounting technology, serve as signatory on banking accounts, and report at each regular meeting of the Board of Directors on the financial condition of the Association.

Criteria for service include:

  1. Two (2) years of consecutive membership in NAGARA;
  2. Current employment in the archives or records administration profession.

At-Large Representative
(2-year term)

The At-Large Representative helps direct the Association and provide insight and counsel from their specific and tailored professional perspective. This individual works with NAGARA staff and committees as necessary to ensure the affairs of the Association are successful.

Criteria for service include:

  1. Current membership in NAGARA;
  2. Current employment in the archives or records administration profession at any level of government (including institutions of higher learning, etc.).