Board & Committee Positions

Position Descriptions - Officers

President The president presides at all meetings of the chapter and of the board of directors. He/she appoints all committees, with the approval of the board of directors and is an ex-officio member of all committees except the Nominating Committee. He/she also performs all other duties incident to the office.
President-elect The president-elect, in the absence or disability of the president, shall exercise the powers and perform the duties of the president. He/she also assists the president and performs such other duties as requested by the board of directors.
Secretary The secretary keeps records of all meetings of the chapter and of the board of directors, sends copies of the minutes to the Society Headquarters and to the district chair, issues notices of all meetings, maintains or arranges for the maintenance of the membership roll, and performs all other duties that customarily pertain to the office.
Treasurer The treasurer receives and deposits all chapter funds in a bank or trust company selected and approved by the board of directors. He/she issues receipts and makes disbursements by check after proper approval the president of the board of directors. The treasurer also prepares the chapter's budget, makes regular financial reports to the board, prepares an annual financial statement for the chapter membership, and performs all other duties incident to the office.


Position Descriptions, Role & Composition - Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is the governing body of the chapter. Board members include the president, president-elect, secretary, treasurer, immediate past president, the Assembly delegate, and three directors-at-large. The Ethics Officer serves as an ex officio member. All members are welcome at any board meeting.

Assembly Delegate The Assembly delegate must be an Accredited member of the Society. He/she serves as the Chapter's representative at meetings of the PRSA Assembly. The delegate is elected by the Chapter membership for a three-year term.
Directors-at-large These three directors may also serve as committee chairs. They represent the 'voice of the membership.' They serve staggered three-year terms and are elected annually by the Chapter membership at its annual meeting.
Ethics Officer Ethics Officer is an ex-officio board member. He/she works to promote high ethical behavior among Chapter members primarily through ethics education. The ethics officer is not expected to be the Chapter authority on ethics; the PRSA Board of Ethics and Professional Standards serves in that role for all chapters. The ethics officer should concentrate on becoming educated themselves and then delivering quality ethics programming to Chapter members.


Position Descriptions - Committee Chairs

Publicity Chair The publicity chair prepares and distributes news releases regarding the Chapter's events, activities and member accomplishments, based on information provided from the programming chair/co-chair. He/she is also the central contact for media inquiries.
Programming Chair The programming chair/co-chair works with the board and officers to establish the annual meeting calendar and meeting presentations. Based on the finalized topics, the chair makes appropriate arrangements with the presenter and facility, ensures information is sent to the communications and publicity chairs, and provides on-site support for the presenter.
Membership Chair The membership chair/co-chair is the primary point of contact for members and prospective members. The chair responds to inquiries about Chapter membership and/or national PRSA membership, mails informational packets to prospective members, and maintains a roster of prospective and approved members.
Communications Chair The communications chair is the central contact for routine Chapter communications. He/she notifies members about Chapter events and activities, including meeting dates, times, and places, and accepts email reservations for those events and activities. He/she also oversees maintenance of the Chapter's Web site, ensuring information is up-to-date and all hyperlinks are functioning properly.
Accreditation The Accreditation chair is an Accredited member of the Society and provides local leadership related to the national Universal Accreditation examination. Specific activities may include providing information sessions for Chapter members interested in Accreditation, development of local preparation sessions, and liaison with the national office.