Running for the Board

The 11 member PRPD Board of Directors provides the vision, direction and policy leadership for the organization. To give you a better idea of what is involved in board service, click below for guidelines for board members:


How Many Seats are up for Election in 2015?

There are three (3) seats to be filled in our 2015 election.  Two incumbents will be seeking re-election.

How Do I Become a Candidate? 

Candidates must be employed at a PRPD member station or organization or be an Individual Member.  Only one person per membership entity may serve on the board at any one time. Those interested in running for the board in 2015 must submit a letter of interest as outlined below. The letter must be received by PRPD no later than Friday, January 16, 2015.

What Do I Need to Include in my Letter of Interest? 

To run for the board we ask all candidates to provide the following materials:

  1. A one page resume

  2. A letter that includes your responses to two questions:

    1. What attributes and contributions would you bring to the PRPD Board of Directors?

    2. What are the three most important issues facing the programming profession and how should the PRPD address them?

Send your letter and resume by email to or to the PRPD office at 150 Hilliard Ave., Asheville, NC 28801 . These materials will be posted for voting members as part of the election balloting.   All required material must be received no later than COB on Friday, January 16, 2015. 

When Will the Election Take Place?

  • The initial slate of nominations will be announced on January 23rd

  • Balloting will begin on February 11th.

  • Voting will close midnight ET on February 27th, with winning candidate announced around March 4th.

When Does the Board Meet?

The PRPD Board of Directors meets four times per year.

  • Strategic Planning Retreat/Spring Board Meeting (April 2015, location TBD)

  • September  - 1 day meeting prior to PRPD's Annual Conference (Pittsburgh, September 27-28)

  • Winter and Summer board meetings are held via teleconference

PRPD pays all board member expenses for the spring retreat and meeting. Unless there are extenuating circumstances, all board members are expected to attend the PRPD conference meeting at their expense but PRPD will cover conference registration fee and room for one night. Newly elected members will be expected to attend the April Board Retreat in April if at all possible.   

What Does the Board Do? 

The PRPD Board has several working committees and board members are expected to participate actively in at least one committee. Committee meetings are generally held via teleconference.  Standing committees include the Board/Organizational Development Committee and an Executive Committee consisting of PRPD’s three officers (Chair, Treasurer and Secretary) who are elected for two-year terms by the full board. Task-oriented committees work on specific issues and activities such as Training and PRPD’s Annual Conference.  PRPD Board members also engage in limited time special projects such as the TechSurvey, website usability, convenings and research projects.   
If You Miss The Initial Nomination Period
Those not endorsed in the initial round can still appear on the ballot, provided that PRPD receives seven signatures of support for your candidacy by February 6.  Email notices of support sent directly from your supporters to will be accepted as a signature.   
If I Have Questions, Who Can I Contact?
If you have any questions concerning the election process or PRPD, please contact Board Development Committee Chair Lynne Clendenin via email at  or at at (503) 445-1891 or