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NPPR Board of Directors Nominations Due 7/11



The National Pollution Prevention Roundtable (NPPR) is seeking qualified candidates to serve on the 2004-2007 Board of Directors beginning October 1, 2003.  

Nominations are due by July 11. Open postions include one At-Large position, four Regional Board positions representing EPA Regions 1,2,3, and 5 and the NEW AFFILIATE positon. 

The board is seeking nominations from "Affiliate" members to serve a an ex officio member to the board. Affiliate members include: private industry (profit and non-profit); federal government agency program offices; and non-governmental organizations or associations.

Interested persons should send their candidate information to: Ken Zarker, NPPR Chair and Acting Executive Director at kzarker@tceq.state.tx.us , fax to 512-239-3165 or mail: TCEQ (MC-112), P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087, 512-239-3145. 

FAQs

1. Who can serve on the NPPR Board? The bylaws allow for state, county or municipal multi-governmental organizations, tribal governments and academic institutions to serve.  The Affiliate postion is appointed by the board. All candidates must be current on dues. 

2. Who can Vote for the Board?   
There will only be one vote per organization (state, county, municipal regional multi-governmental organizations, tribal governments and academic institutions). 

3. What is the structure of the Board? The NPPR Board of Directors of the Roundtable shall be composed of ten (10) regional members and three (3) at-large members for a total of thirteen (13) members. All Board members shall be representative of a voting member organization. 

Each regional Board member shall represent one of the groups of states that comprise a Region as determined by the United States Environmental Protection Agency. 

The Board shall designate two ex officio members consisting of the immediate past chair and one (1) affiliate at-large members to be appointed by the Board for a term of three (3) years.

4. What do I do if I want to run for the Board?  Eligible candidates shall provide a one page  "vision" statement and brief biography. At-Large and Affiliate candidates need to provide two recommendation letters in addition to the vision statement and bio.

5. What are the responsibilities of a Board Member? 

NPPR BOARD OF DIRECTORS ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

ROLE OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
Set policy and direction for NPPR; Develop and periodically update the mission, goals and objectives of NPPR; Ensure that the mission, goals and objectives of NPPR are carried out ; Protect the financial well-being of NPPR

RESPONSIBILITIES OF  A BOARD MEMBER:
Legal: Develop and periodically examine the by-laws and policies of NPPR; Preserve the institutional independence and integrity of NPPR ; Determine criteria for membership

Financial:
Assist in fundraising by identifying and pursuing potential projects and/or funders; Ensure financial solvency of NPPR; Ensure fundraising and administrative costs are reasonable; Develop sound budgets and financial plans
Ensure the organization adheres to the budget; Monitor and periodically evaluate overall financial strength

Administrative:
Support and periodically review the programs and projects of NPPR; Support NPPR staff in projects/program by offering his or her professional expertise as a resource; Monitor and evaluate overall financial strength

Organizational:
Participate regularly in meetings and conference calls; Be prepared to discuss all meeting and conference call agenda topics; Serve as Board liaison to at least one workgroup; Serve on Board committees when possible
Maintain high visibility and presence at regional and national conferences; Represent NPPR membership
Board members affiliated with a region provide liaison between Regional Roundtables and NPPR; Be willing to serve as an officer

Opportunities:
Priority for scholarships to conferences; Ability to set direction for current and future NPPR activities; Represent views/concerns of NPPR members; Contribute to position papers on policy issues.

 
 


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