Call for candidates opens January 1
The Board of Directors plays a critical role in determining the strategic direction of the association so that NFDA can fulfill its mission of being the worldwide source of expertise and professional resources for all facets of funeral service.
NFDA is seeking applicants for open seats on the Board of Directors for the 2020-21 leadership year, which begins at the conclusion of the 2020 NFDA International Convention & Expo.
Open positions are: president-elect (one-year term), treasurer (one-year term), secretary (one-year term) and two (2) at-large representatives (two-year terms). The president-elect, after completing his or her term, automatically succeeds to the office of the president.
Beginning Wednesday, January 1, NFDA will have information on its website, www.nfda.org/elections, covering:
- Board of Directors responsibilities and composition
- Position descriptions, including specific requirements and expectations for each role
- Leadership commitment to NFDA’s mission, values and vision
- Application and election process
- Candidate guidelines
- Application form
We encourage all NFDA members to view this information so you can better understand the important role of the Board of Directors and the men and women who serve in these leadership roles; this information will be important as you consider running for offer and as you evaluate qualified candidates and prepare to vote in summer 2020.
If you are interested in becoming a candidate, please review the election information and submit a completed application by 5 p.m. CT on Monday, February 3, 2020, to be considered by the NFDA Leadership Development Committee for an open position.
The Leadership Development Committee will announce their list of qualified candidates no later than March 1, 2020.
The Policy Board will elect the at-large representatives during their meeting being held in conjunction with the 2020 NFDA Leadership Conference.
Qualified NFDA members will have the opportunity to vote for the association’s officers (secretary, treasurer, and president-elect). Voting will take place electronically August 1-14, 2020.
Watch for more information about the candidates and your opportunity to vote in the months to come!
Is Your Contact Information Up-to-Date?
As a valued NFDA member, you have a voice in the governance of your association and are responsible for electing the association’s president-elect, treasurer and secretary. Qualified NFDA member firms (main locations) receive two votes (cast by the firm’s primary contact); qualified individual members receive one vote.
We need your help to ensure we have accurate information for all licensed funeral directors at your firm so we can communicate voting procedures and any future proposed bylaw changes.
Please contact your member services representative at 800-228-6332 to verify the information we have on file. NFDA needs the:
- Name and unique email address for primary contact (must be a licensed funeral director) at your firm
- Name and unique email addresses for each licensed funeral directors at your firm
Visit www.nfda.org/elections for more information, including voting procedures and timelines.