|NAPT Members Vote to Reduce Number of Seats on the Board of Directors|
|Written by Ryan Gray|
|Tuesday, 11 September 2012 00:00|
NAPT announced today its members overwhelmingly approved amendments to the association's bylaws that eliminate the director-at-large seats on the NAPT Board. The changes will become effective on Oct. 25, at the conclusion of NAPT's Annual Conference.
The amendments passed by a vote of 237 to 12. Article IV, Section 4.20 was amended to reduce from 10 to eight, the number of seats on the NAPT Board by eliminating the two director-at-large positions. In a related move, voters agreed not to fill the at-large seat that will become vacant when longtime Director-at-Large Launi Schmutz leaves office on Oct. 25.
They also supported the repeal of Article IV, Section 4.33 (which specifies the term of office for an at-large director) on that same date, when Director-at-Large Keith Henry's term expires. Schmutz and Henry proposed the amendments last month during an NAPT board meeting.
The remaining amendments either eliminated references to the director-at-large positions or renumbered related sections of Article IV.An association representative said current bylaws that elect a director-at-large have been in place since the 1970s, when the sought to allow more board representation for states and regions that had fewer numbers of members. But as membership has grown, the need for directors-at-large on the board have become unnecessary and redundant, especially as both the NAPT president and president-elect are technically at-large members.
|Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 September 2012 12:44|