Joining the Board

Joining the Board

Board member responsibilities are:

  • To attend 4 quarterly meetings 3-4 hours in length
  • To support board activities

Section IV of the By-Laws reads:


Number: The Board shall have 8-12 members. A quorum shall be fifty percent (50%) of the total number of Board members.

Composition: All members of the Board will be Members of VAPA

Process: the Board shall choose New Board members.

  • The Board shall seek names of candidates for membership from all VAPA members.
  • Each new member shall be given an orientation to the Board, at or prior to her or his first meeting, insofar as possible.

Election: Members shall be elected to the Board by a majority of Board Members in attendance at the time of the meeting. These elections shall occur at the Board’s Annual Meeting.

Term: The term of each member shall be two (2) years, or until a successor is elected and qualified, or until his or her resignation or removal. The terms of the members shall be staggered so that at least one-half (1/2) of the Board shall be elected each year. A member may not serve for more than two (2) full consecutive terms, with each term consisting of two (2) years each. Exception will be made for the member serving in the capacity of immediate past President, who shall be allowed to continue membership on the Board for a period of up to one year after the election of a new President.

Removal: A member may be removed by a vote of two-thirds (2/3) of the members at any regular or special meeting called for that purpose. Said member shall be entitled to fourteen-(14) days written notice and an opportunity to appear before and be heard by the Board.

Resignation of Members: Any member may resign from the Board by delivering a written resignation to the president or secretary of the Board. Any member who misses three (3) consecutive meetings throughout the year shall be deemed to have resigned. The resignation shall be confirmed by a vote of the Board and said member shall be sent a written confirmation

Vacancies: Vacancies occurring during the year shall be filled by election at the next Board meeting. These new members shall serve the remainder of the term of the person they succeed.


If you have any questions about joining the VAPA Board, please contact VAPA President Bianca Rae Blaikner at:

Contact Information


P.O. Box 5341
Essex Junction, VT 05453



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