The Chairman of the 2013 Nominating Committee, Jerry Wilkinson, CAPS, CCIM has issued this Call for Nominations for the election of officers for the National Apartment Association for terms to be served in 2014.
The offices to be filled are:
- Vice Chairman
In accordance with the NAA Bylaws, 2013 NAA Chairman-Elect Brad Williams will automatically become 2014 NAA Chairman of the Board.
Please submit nominations by sending the Nominating Form to:
National Apartment Association | Nominations
4300 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 400
Arlington, VA 22203
You may also submit the form online, using the button below:
Nominations must be received in writing by July 31, 2013. Nominations will not be accepted after this date.
If you have any additional questions, please contact Lynn Miller at 703-797-0632.
Criteria and Guidelines
- All nominees must be either an owner, developer, builder or operator with broad senior level experience in multifamily housing.
- All nominees must be employed by a member company (in good standing) within a 6-month time period of the nomination and installation.
- Election as a NAA officer carries with it a responsibility and commitment to attend all scheduled meetings. Candidate will assume the responsibility for all expenses in conjunction with these meetings.
The Nominating Committee will use the following guidelines in establishing a slate:
- Candidate’s prior participation in NAA committees and/or their local affiliate.
- Candidate’s recognized role:
The NAA Board and the Assembly of Delegates will be notified of nominations received for available officer position by August 31, 2013 for 2014.
The Nominating Committee will report to the Board of Directors and the Assembly of Delegates the slate of officers to be submitted for election at least thirty (30) days prior to the Assembly of Delegates meeting. No nominations will be accepted from the floor.
Qualifications and Commitments
Review the Qualifications and Commitments listed below to evaluate your (nominee’s) ability to fulfill the responsibilities of an NAA Officer.
Officers of NAA, with other members of the Board of Directors, establish association policies and priorities based upon the organization’s mission and vision. Officers ensure the financial stability and growth for the organization and act in the absence of the Board of Directors when needed.
Your commitment in entering this nomination process is for one year. Once an officer of the association, your commitment may be for up to 5 years should you remain active and seek the chairmanship.
- Knowledge, experience and demonstrated commitment to NAA through service to NAA’s Board of Directors, committees and/or affiliates;
- Demonstrated leadership at the state and/or local level or relevant experience within your own company;
- Current multifamily housing industry experience, strong awareness of issues and relationships, and emerging trends affecting the industry;
- Secure in own abilities - able to participate beyond personal development;
- Skilled in multi-dimensional thinking and analysis;
- Possess strong interpersonal relation skills;
- A visionary - open to new ideas, able to prioritize and consider future directions. Have a clear view of the future;
- Objective in evaluating the ideas of others;
- Willing to invest in others as a mentor. Able to inspire confidence and enthusiasm;
- Knowledgeable of (or the ability to learn) the fiduciary role of a governing body;
- Strong integrity to establish and maintain a personal code of conduct that serves as model for others;
- Support from employers/colleagues for the time and financial commitment required.
To help you achieve a better understanding of your own motivations, consider the following:
- Why do you want to serve as an officer of NAA?
- Are you willing to sacrifice time, money and other goals?
- Can you identify with and work with the staff as a team member?
- Can you subordinate your personal biases to respond to the needs of the entire membership and organization?
- Can you relinquish authority and control when your term of service has ended?
- Five Board of Directors meetings held annually. One each in conjunction with the Capitol Conference, the Education Conference and the Assembly of Delegates Meeting and two stand-alone meetings, one each in January and again in September/October;
- Periodic travel as a representative of the association; and
- Miscellaneous meetings called by the Chairman of the Board throughout the year.
In addition to the travel outlined above, participation will be required as follows:
- Regularly scheduled conference calls;
- Letter and report writing;
- Responding to mailings; and
- Reviewing minutes of meetings.
Letter of Intent
A letter of intent, along with your application when requested, should include your acceptance of consideration for nomination and give NAA permission to contact your references. Include your reason(s) for wishing to be considered for election as an officer of the National Apartment Association.
Key Components of the Application
If you are selected as a candidate for election, information will be summarized from your application and presented to the Nominating Committee with an announcement of your candidacy at least 30 days prior to the Annual meeting of the Assembly of Delegates.
- Formal Education
- Work Experience
- Professional association/community service experience (All membership and leadership roles in national and local associations and organizations as well as dates of membership. Include all leadership roles held with NAA.)
- Articles published/presentations made
- Awards/Honors received.
The candidate may be interviewed by the Nominating Committee. Interviews will take place at the stand-alone Board of Directors meeting in Denver, Colorado on October 2, 2013.
There is a $10,000 per year per Executive Committee Member reimbursement to help defray the cost of attending national meetings.