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Nominations for APTA Officers and Directors

Nominations for APTA Officers and Directors2019-08-08T10:57:18-04:00

Nominations for APTA’s Executive Committee and Board of Directors closes at 5:00 p.m. EDT on August 16, 2019. There are no paper applications and new this year, there are fewer questions to answer on the application. In addition, those applying for positions on the Executive Committee and Board of Directors who plan to submit individual endorsements* must do so with their application. Applicants are limited to a maximum of five (5) attachments–not including a headshot or the authorization form (if applicable).

Simply use this link to begin a nomination packet. You may also wish to view a short instructional webinar on how to apply before submitting your application.

If you have any questions, contact Linda Ford, APTA’s General Counsel, at 202-496-4808 or lford@apta.com. 

* Public Transportation CEO Coordinating Council, BMBG, and TBMC endorsements are excluded from this limitation. These endorsements will be sent directly to the nominating committee after nominations close.

What do APTA Directors do?

As a member of the Board of Directors, you serve as part of the governing and policy-making body of the Association. The Board of Directors oversees the administrative, financial, legal, health and welfare of the association, on behalf of Association members.

The APTA Board of Directors meets approximately three times per year, typically:

  • The Saturday prior to the start of the APTA Legislative Conference (usually mid-March), in Washington, DC. This is a in-person meeting with an option for APTA board members to attend virtually.
  • The Saturday prior to the start of the APTA Rail Conference. This is a in-person meeting with an option for APTA board members to attend virtually.
  • The Saturday prior to the start of the APTA Annual Meeting (usually, early October) in the Annual Meeting city. This is an in-person meeting with an option for APTA board members to attend virtually. New board members attend an orientation that morning.

The APTA bylaws strongly encourage all board members to prepare for, attend, and participate fully in all board meetings, stating “To ensure the actions of the board of directors reflect the consensus of APTA members and are fully informed by the unique knowledge and experience of individual directors, members of the board of directors are expected to regularly attend both in person and electronic meetings of the board of directors.” The full text of the bylaws provisions related to the APTA Board of Directors can be found in Article VIII.

Because service on the APTA board requires a commitment of time and travel at least three times per year, nominees other than chief executive officers or board chairs are required to include an acknowledgement form from their agencies or companies that the nominee can be available to serve on the APTA board and that the nominee will have sufficient financial resources to travel to board meetings. APTA cannot pay travel costs for board members to attend meetings.

What does the Executive Committee do?

The executive committee acts on behalf of the APTA Board of Directors whenever the full board is not in session. In addition to serving as board members, the members of the executive committee are responsible for the general oversight and guidance of the Association’s business and staff. The executive committee acts as the board’s planning body, selecting and referring major strategic and policy issues to the board and acting on issues that do not require the attention of the full board.

In addition to the meetings of the APTA Board of Directors, the Executive Committee meets approximately three times per year, typically:

  • January or February in conjunction with the APTA CEO seminar or BMBG meeting. This is an in-person meeting with an option for executive committee members to attend virtually.
  • The Saturday before the APTA Mobility Conference in the conference city. This is an in-person meeting with an option for executive committee members to attend virtually.
  • A retreat in mid-November, at a location selected by the APTA Chair. This is an in-person meeting. ​

Like other board members, executive committee members are strongly encouraged to prepare for, attend, and participate fully in all board and executive committee meetings. The full text of the bylaws provisions related to the APTA Board of Directors can be found in Article IX.

Because service on the executive requires a commitment of time and travel at least three times per year, nominees other than chief executive officers or board chairs are required to include an acknowledgement form from their agencies or companies that the nominee can be available to serve on the APTA Executive Committee and that the nominee will have sufficient financial resources to travel to meetings. APTA cannot pay travel costs for executive committee members to attend meetings (except for the retreat noted above).​​​​​​

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