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As an association we’re looking for diversity in thought, perspective and experience to serve on the board.  We’re looking for people who are eager to peer into the future, who are regularly scanning their environment and who want to leverage their own insight for the betterment of the members of this association.


We accept board applications year round. You can submit your nomination anytime. 


Summary of the Role

The role of every board member is threefold; to approve organizational direction, ensure necessary resources, and provide oversight.  Serving on the board is both an honor and a compliment to you as a professional.  The qualities sought after in board members are the desire to ask powerful questions, to listen for understanding, to gauge what and when to probe, and to appreciate conversation over conflict.  

Time Expectations

A minimum of 4 in-person board meetings plus attendance at the Annual Conference is expected each year. Your travel is covered by AAPPR.  Additionally, some board members will have project-based committee work throughout the year. 

Confirmation Process

The BDC will assess and interview potential board candidates and align the skills and competences needed each year to complement the entire board. Once the committee has decided, the final slate is sent to the AAPPR Board for approval.

Once approved, the slate is presented to the membership for confirmation at the annual business meeting in conjunction with the annual conference.  Slated board members take office immediately.

Assignment of Roles or Titles

Members are elected to the Board but to no specific board position. The roles of President-Elect, Treasurer, Secretary, and Chairs will be decided amongst the Board following the confirmation and then announced to the membership. (Per the AAPPR Bylaws, May 2016)


If you have the skills, passion, and time to devote please fill out the online application form below.  Your thoughtful responses to the question posed on the form will be read carefully by the BDC and will assist in selecting the most appropriate, diverse, and strategic board possible. Since the board is limited in its size, we keep every application for future year consideration.