Apply for the Board of Directors


Deadline Extended: Board Applications Due July 22
 
The deadline for submitting applications to serve on the VRMA Board of Directors has been extended to July 22, 2014.
 
The Board of Directors is comprised of 12 active VRMA members elected by the membership to form one voice that governs the Association in accordance with the Bylaws. 

JULY 16, 2014 UPDATEThere is now an additional opportunity to serve, with a total of seven open positions on the Board of Directors for 2014-2015 including several current Board members who are eligible for re-election:

  • Five of these positions are for 2-year terms spanning Oct. 2014-Oct. 2016 and must be filled by vacation rental manager members.
  • Update: One of these positions is for a 1-year term spanning Oct. 2014-Oct. 2015 to fill the remaining term of current VRMA Director Heather Weiermann, who will be resigning from the Board of Directors effective upon her successor's election in October. If elected to this 1-year term, you would be eligible to run for a full 2-year term in 2015. This position must be filled by a vacation rental manager member.
  • One position is for a 2-year term spanning Oct. 2014-Oct. 2016 and must be filled by a vendor/supplier member. 

How To Apply

If you are interested in serving as a Director of VRMA, please complete the following no later than July 22, 2014:

1. Download and review the Candidate Packet to learn about the qualifications, policies and responsibilities for serving on the VRMA Board of Directors.

2. Prepare to complete the application. Note: You will not be able to save the information and access it later upon leaving the application page. You will need the following information:

  • Professional headshot (JPEG format; 300 DPI or higher resolution preferred)
  • Contact information for three member references, no more than one of which may be a vendor/supplier member
  • A candidate statement (150 words or less)


3. Complete the online Candidate Application.
 

Note to candidates: VRMA anticipates tremendous response to this request for applications, and we hope you understand our appreciation for your interest while at the same time understanding that, because of the breadth of candidates, your application should not be interpreted as an assurance of election, nor an assurance of your slated nomination by the Leadership Development Committee.

Complete the Online Candidate Application Now


Know a potential leader?

Know someone who would make a strong candidate for the Board of Directors? All qualified members are encouraged to apply, but often, members are less likely to nominate themselves and more likely to refer a colleague. If you would like to recommend a colleague for service on the Board of Directors, please email ldc@vrma.com by July 18, 2014 so that we may reach out to this person directly.


What happens next?

July 22, 2014: Candidate Application Deadline  
Those members who are interested in pursuing candidacy will be required to submit a candidate application by July 22, 2014. This application will include information to verify the candidate’s qualification for election as well as information about his/her leadership experiences and VRMA leadership intentions to assist the membership in making informed decisions at election time.

Note to candidates: VRMA anticipates tremendous response to this request for applications, and we hope you understand our appreciation for your interest while at the same time understanding that, because of the breadth of candidates, your application should not be interpreted as an assurance of election, nor an assurance of your slated nomination by the Leadership Development Committee.
 
 
July 22, 2014- September 15, 2014: LDC Review of Candidate Applications
The Leadership Development Committee will review all Candidate Applications submitted by the July 22, 2014 deadline. Leadership Development Committee members may follow-up with candidates during this timeframe to review the selection process and request additional information about the candidates; contact from a Leadership Development Committee member should not be interpreted as an assurance of election, nor an assurance of your slated nomination by the Leadership Development Committee.
 
As there may be more candidates than available spots on the Board, not all candidates may be selected for the official Slate of Nominees presented to the membership. The Leadership Development Committee will undertake a vetting process of each candidate to confirm that qualifications are met and ensure that the Slate of Nominees is representative of the qualities, experience levels and demographics of the membership base.
 
 
By September 15, 2014: Slate Presented to Membership
The LDC report including the Slate of Nominees that will appear on ballot will be presented to the membership for review and consideration. Members will receive information on registering to vote at the Annual Membership meeting.
 

October 28, 2014: Elections at Annual Business Meeting at 2014 Annual Conference in San Diego, Calif.
Additional nominations can be taken from the floor. Election results will be announced before the conclusion of the Annual Conference. New Directors will assume office immediately at the conclusion of the Annual Conference.


Questions?

Questions and suggestions regarding the elections process may be directed to the Leadership Development Committee at ldc@vrma.com.


The 2014 Leadership Development Committee is comprised of the following VRMA members: 

Chair: 
Tim Cafferty - Outer Banks Blue Realty Services, Kitty Hawk, N.C.

Members:
Claire Reiswerg - Sand 'N Sea Properties, Galveston, Texas
Cort Roussel - Franconia Notch Vacations Rental & Realty, Franconia, N.H. 
Kevin Strege - Catalina Island Vacation Rentals, Avalon, Calif.