Apply for the Board of Directors


Board Applications Due July 17
 
The deadline for submitting applications to serve on the VRMA Board of Directors is July 17, 2015.
 
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. 

There are six open positions on the Board of Directors, which includes several current Board members who are eligible for re-election. Five of these positions must be filled by vacation rental manager members; one position may 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 17, 2015:

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. Please be sure to contact your references prior to providing their names. Members of the Leadership Development Committee will contact your references.
  • 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 recommendation 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 3, 2015 so that we may reach out to this person directly.


What happens next?

July 17, 2015: Candidate Application Deadline  
Those members who are interested in pursuing candidacy will be required to submit a candidate application by July 17, 2015. 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 recommendation by the Leadership Development Committee.
 
 
July 17, 2015- September 1, 2015: LDC Review of Candidate Applications
The Leadership Development Committee will review all Candidate Applications submitted by the July 17, 2015 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 recommendation by the Leadership Development Committee.
 
As there may be more candidates than available spots on the Board, not all candidates may be recommended by the LCD; however, all qualified candidates will be listed on the official ballot. The Leadership Development Committee will undertake a vetting process of each candidate to confirm that qualifications are met and ensure that their recommendations are representative of the qualities, experience levels and demographics of the membership base. 
 
 
By September 1, 2015: LDC Report Presented to Membership
The LDC report including their recommendations will be presented to the membership for review and consideration..


By September 15, 2015: Ballots Distributed to Membership via Mail or Electronically
Ballots may be distributed either electronically or by U.S. Mail to the official contact for each Member Company. Members will be given 30 days to vote on their choices of Directors. No proxy voting will be accepted for mail or electronic ballots.
 

October 15, 2015: Deadline for Membership to Vote on Mail or Electronic Ballots
Members will need to have submitted their vote electronically and/or postmarked their ballots by this date. Election results will be announced during or before the VRMA Annual Conference. New Directors will assume office during the Board meeting immediately preceding the start of the Annual Conference or immediately at the conclusion of the Annual Conference.
 

October 27, 2015: (Alternatively) Elections at Annual Business Meeting
Only if elections are not conducted via electronic or mail balloting, elections will take place during the Annual Business Meeting held during the VRMA Annual Conference. 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 2015 Leadership Development Committee is comprised of the following VRMA members: 

Chair: 
Tim Cafferty - Outer Banks Blue Realty Services, Kitty Hawk, North Carolina

Members:
Maureen Regan - Seaside Vacation Rentals, York, Maine
Claire Reiswerg - Sand 'N Sea Properties, Galveston, Texas

Kevin Strege - Catalina Island Vacation Rentals, Avalon, California
Steve Zimmerman - Beach House Logos, Pittstown, New Jersey