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Chapter President

Position Description


The Chapter President is elected by the members of the Chapter in accordance with the National Constitution and Chapter Bylaws, and is responsible and accountable to the National Executive Board for the operation and activities of the chapter.


The Chapter President is the Chief Executive Officer of the Chapter and chairs Executive Board and membership meetings.

Duties and Responsibilities

Subject to the Chapter Bylaws and to direction, where applicable from the Chapter Executive Board or Chapter Membership, the Chapter President has the following duties and responsibilities:  

  • Management and timely performance of all Chapter activities, including advance detailed programming, planning and budgeting of all Chapter activities, surveillance expenditures of Chapter funds, and implementation within the Chapter of all policies formally handed down from the regional and national levels.
  • Implementation of those policies and procedures developed or agreed on by the Chapter Executive Board to maintain, improve, or enlarge the Chapter’s service to its members and to better serve the local property management community.
  • Ensure that the Chapter is represented at all National Board Meetings.
  • Ensure that the Chapter is represented at all Regional Board of Directors’ Meetings (two per year).
  • Appoint two Chapter Proctors and report this to the Director of Certification.  Should any change occur during the year, provide an update to the Director of Certification.
  • Appoint a nominating committee for election of Chapter Officers for the coming year in accordance with the National Constitution and Bylaws, and Chapter Bylaws. Ensure the Chapter maintains proper records of attendance, and names of past Chapter Officer and members who serve on committees.  This information will be used as supporting documentation for the Certification Continuance Program.
  • Ensure that Chapter applicants of NPMA Certification continuance meet the renewal requirements, including the supporting documentation and ability to cross-reference it to its related criteria.
  • The Chapter President may also automatically be one of the National Delegates for the duration of the term, if the Chapter so desires.
  • The Chapter President will preside over all Chapter meetings and the Chapter Executive Board, and is also a member of all standing and special committees.
  • A good President knows exactly what to do and when to do it. Besides the order of business, the President will introduce visitors, make announcements and present the Program Chairperson.
  • In the interest of good management, the Chapter Executive Board should meet once a month or no less than quarterly.  The Executive Board should review all matter of Chapter business.  Most of the business can be disposed of there.
  • Business that seems too important for Board decision alone, should be taken before the membership; however, you should keep membership informed of actions taken by the Executive Board.  Chapter business that affects all members includes nominations and elections of officers, installation of officers, changes to Bylaws, special program planning, etc.  Some of these items may be referred to committees.
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