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2016-2017 Board Nominations for Vacant Positions

Dear NACDD State Voting Members,

Please take a moment to vote Yes or No for the officer/at-large board vacancies.  Below is a general description of the role of NACDD Board Member as well as the duties and desired qualities for your reference.  


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Directors at large are elected by the membership.  


  1. Attend and participate in regular and called meetings of the Board, updates on NACDD projects and partnerships, and the annual business meeting of the Association.
  2. Serve as Chair or Co-Chair of a standing committee of the Board and serve as a member of other committees or project workgroups.  Member should notify President which committees are of greatest interest.  
  3. Participate in annual and/or strategic planning to define Association mission, priorities and programs.
  4. Participate in budget development and assist in monitoring the budget while assuring fiscal responsibility.
  5. Assist in providing oversight and ensuring success of Association programs, services and activities.
  6. The duty of loyalty requires directors to exercise their powers in good faith and in the best interests of the Association rather than in their own interests or the interests of another entity or person.  A director shall not use a corporate position for individual personal advantage.
  7. Make a personal monetary donation to the organization.
  8. Directors often have interest than conflict with those of the nonprofit organization.  The duty of loyalty requires that a director be aware of the potential for such conflicts and act with candor and care in dealing with such situations.  Directors should deal with a disclosed or hidden conflict that determines the propriety of the transaction.
  9.  Assist with friend raising and fundraising for the organization.


Desirable Qualities for Nomination

  1. Commitment to NACDD: Previous active, productive participation in NACDD Council, Committee or other Association programs and projects.  Ability to serve – can meet projected time commitment (including meetings, Board orientation, conferences, and committee participation). Willingness to serve on at least one standing committee of the Board.
  2. Governance Skills and Abilities:  Experience in governing and policy development which include providing strategic direction, monitoring organizational effectiveness, overseeing financial and budgetary issues, and determining critical policies or positions. 
  3. Teamwork Skills:  Experience in working in partnership with volunteers, consultants and staff with varying viewpoints and backgrounds.  Ability to lead and influence and to work effectively toward common goals as a team member.
  4. Leadership Experience and Qualities:  Demonstrated leadership through accomplishments in a particular field; service on other public or private Boards; or recognition through honors, awards, achievements.  
  5. Ability to Represent NACDD:  Ability to act as a spokesperson to the membership, public, press and partners in articulating NACDD’s positions, mission, goals and activities.
  6. Knowledge of Chronic Disease Issues:  At least two years experience working in a state health department chronic disease program.  Possesses broad perspective and depth of knowledge to address all issues relevant to state and national chronic disease programs.

Thank you for your prompt response to this request.  

John W. Robitscher, MPH
Chief Executive Officer

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