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The NAEA Board of Directors is elected by its members.


NAEA seeks candidates for Vice President and President-elect in the 2018 Election.

Vice Presidents-Elect—Eastern Region, Pacific Region, Southeastern Region, Western Region
Vice Presidents serve 4 years—2 years as Vice Presidents-Elect and 2 years as Vice Presidents. Members nominated for these national leadership positions must reside in the region, be active members of NAEA, and have previously served in Delegates Assembly.

Terms as Elects begin at the conclusion of the 2018 NAEA National Convention in Seattle, through the 2020 NAEA National Convention; service on the NAEA sitting Board begins following the conclusion of the 2020 NAEA National Convention when the candidate selected as Elect would serve as Regional Vice President from March 2020 through March 2022.

During this election cycle, a special election for President-Elect will be held due to the vacancy in the position of President-elect; this President-Elect will serve one year as Elect (instead of the usual 2 years) before assuming the role of President immediately following the 2019 NAEA National Convention.  Candidates nominated for this primary leadership position must be members in good standing who have held active membership in the association during the past 4 years.

The Nominating Committee invites NAEA members to submit qualified names for consideration. Those interested in serving are encouraged to review NAEA’s mission; 2015-2020 Strategic Vision as well as the respective responsibilities for each position.

The following comprise a complete nomination packet that must be received postmarked by July 1, 2017, in order to be considered for nomination:

  • Completed Nomination Vita and Consent to Serve forms (under Helpful Downloads below)
  • A letter of support written by the Nominator. Submit complete nomination packets to: elections@arteducators.org (preferred method) or NAEA Nominating Committee Chair, 901 Prince Street, Alexandria, VA 22314.

For additional information, contact Kathy Duse, Convention & Programs Manager, at 703-889-1281, kduse@arteducators.org

Help Decide the Future of Your Association—Exercise Your Right to Vote!

Voting is conducted exclusively online for NAEA National Officer elections. Eligible voting members will receive an e-mail in mid-November. A second reminder will be sent in early January. The deadline to vote is mid-January. The e-mail will include:

  • An online link to vote;
  • Your NAEA ID number; and
  • A unique password for your secure vote.

Please keep your e-mail, as the NAEA office will NOT have access to the secure passwords. Make sure your membership is current or you will not receive an e-mail to vote. Members in these categories, who are current at the time the ballot is sent, are eligible to vote: Active, Retired, Student, and Life Members.

Questions? Please send an e-mail to elections@arteducators.org or call 1-800-299-8321.