In January, IPHA members will elect new members to their Board of Directors, a 12-person Board comprised of current IPHA members. This feature assures that we stay true to our mission to unite and strengthen the voice for public health in Iowa.
Elections for the 2020 Board will be January 1 – 15, 2020. We anticipate four open board seats in the 2021 election.
Members who are interested in joining the Board must apply by December 4, 2020.
What does the Board of Directors do? Collectively, the Board is the governing body of IPHA. They work with the Executive Director to set the strategic plan and annual budget. They provide oversight and direction to the organization, help recruit members and donors, and generally represent the organization.
Who can be a board member? Anyone who has been an IPHA member for at least a year – whether an individual member, agency member, retiree, or student – is eligible to run for a seat on the IPHA Board.
How long does a board member serve? Board members are elected for three-year terms, with 2-3 board members rotating off the board each year.
How often does the Board meet? The Board meets monthly. In typical years, meetings are in-person in February, May, August, and November, otherwise by video-conference. In 2021, we anticipate virtual meetings through at least July due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
How do I apply? Review the Candidate Information Packet and submit the Candidate Application/Profile by December 4, 2020. Board candidate profiles will be sent to the membership for their consideration on December 7, 2020.
Interested, but still have questions?
Attend the IPHA 3rd Thursday Lunch & Learn at noon on November 12th. IPHA Board members and committee chairs will discuss leadership opportunities with IPHA. Zoom meeting ID: 636 797 631 or call in at (301)715-8592
Watch the informational webinar recorded on November 6, 2019 featuring Board President Sherri Marine and Board Secretary Jake Riley. Sherri and Jake discussed their experiences serving as a Board Member, and consultant Stacy Van Gorp gave a general overview of the responsibilities of nonprofit boards.
Read the Board of Directors Candidate Information Packet for detailed information about the organizational structure and governance of IPHA.
November 16 – December 4 – candidates completing on-line application
December 7 – candidates are announced and profiles are made available to the full membership
January 1-15 – IPHA members vote for their preferred candidates
January 16 – election results announced to the membership
February 11 – First meeting of the 2021 Board of Directors