Duties & Responsibilities

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President:

  • Exercise general supervision of the affairs of the chapter;
  • Preside at meetings of the chapter and chapter Executive Committee;
  • Serve as an ex-officio member of all committees established within the chapter;
  • Ensure the enforcement of the Bylaws and policies of the Association;
  • Coordinate the development of the Chapters Strategic Plan with the Chapters Executive Committee;
  • Plan and conduct an annual planning session with Chapter Executive Committee to ensure that the Chapter's activities implement the goals and strategic objectives established by the Board of Directors.

First Vice President - Programs:

  • Serve as the chair of the Program Committee;
  • Perform the duties and exercise the powers of the President in the absence or disability of the President;
  • Ensure an effective program of professional development at the chapter level that meets the strategic objectives set forth by the Board of Directors;
  • Ensure that program information is made available to members and prospects; and
  • Perform such other duties as prescribed by the President or Chapter Executive Committee.

Vice President - Membership:

  • Serve as the chair of the Membership Committee;
  • Work with committee members and National Office staff on recruitment of new members;
  • Develop and implement retention programs; and
  • Perform other duties as prescribed by the President or Chapter Executive Committee.
  • Vice President - Professional Development:
    Serve as the chair of the Professional Development Committee;
  • Oversee the professional development and certification activities at the chapter level in accordance with the strategic objectives established by the Board of Directors;
  • Perform other duties as prescribed by the President or Chapter Executive Committee.

Vice President - Endorsed Programs:

  • Serves as the primary liaison between the Chapter and the endorsed educational programs located within the Chapter boundaries;
  • Serves as a member of the Student Chapter Executive Committee;
  • Promotes the endorsement of educational programs within the Chapter boundaries;
  • Performs other duties as prescribed by the President or Chapter Executive Committee.

Vice President - Technology/Communications:

  • Serve as chair of the Communications Committee;
  • Oversee the production and distribution of chapter communications with members and prospects through liaison with the National Office;
  • Distribute educational and other Association literature at chapter meetings;
  • Develop strategies to promote members in the media in the Chapter's geographic area;
  • Provide information on the Association and its activities to the chapter members;
  • Promote the Association's projects in which the membership can participate (e.g., Design Competition, National Kitchen & Bath Month);
  • Promote Chapter participation at Home Shows; and
  • Perform other duties as prescribed by the President or Chapter Executive Committee.

Vice President - Government Relations:

  • Serve as the Chair of the Legislative Committee.
  • Develop a knowledge and understanding of how legislation affects the kitchen and bath professional in their state or province, including:
  • The relationship between an interior designer and a kitchen and/or bathroom designer;
  • The difference between a "title" act and a "practice" act and what tiered licensing means;
  • A knowledge of the type of act your state or province uses to regulate the practice of interior design; and
  • An understanding of your state or provincial legislature's attitude toward regulation of the practice of interior design.
  • Understand the Association's position on legislative issues; and
  • Work with National Office professional staff and the Association's paid professional lobbyists to implement the strategic objectives established by the Board of Directors.
  • Perform other duties as prescribed by the President or Chapter Executive Committee.

Treasurer:

  • Have general supervision of the financial affairs of the chapter;
  • Receive and disburse the funds of the chapter as necessary in the conduct of chapter affairs;
  • Maintain accurate financial records for the chapter;
  • Report financial information in a timely manner to the Chapter Executive Committee and the membership at Chapter meetings;
  • Provide a financial/meeting report to the National Office within one week after each Chapter meeting;
  • Complete and submit an annual financial report to the National Office by January 15 for the prior calendar year;
  • If required, complete and submit (or arrange to be completed and submitted) any reports or forms required by the National Office;
  • Assist the Chapter Executive Committee in developing an annual budget;
  • Monitor budget expenditures; and
  • Perform other duties as prescribed by the President or Chapter Executive Committee.

Secretary:

  • Preserve and maintain the records of the chapter;
  • Record the business of Chapter meetings in formal minutes;
  • Present minutes to the membership at Chapter meetings;
  • Forward copies of all Chapter meeting minutes to the staff liaison;
  • Supervise and record the nomination and election process in cooperation with the staff liaison; and
  • Perform other duties as prescribed by the President or Chapter Executive Committee.
  • Strategic Planning Chair:
    Serve as chair of the Strategic Planning Committee;
  • Serve as the catalyst for implementation of the strategic objectives of the Association at the Chapter level;
  • With the Chapter Executive Committee, develop and recommend long-range strategies for two years and beyond; and
  • Perform other duties as prescribed by the President or Chapter Executive Committee.
  • Each Chapter is required annually to submit an approved Strategic Plan.
  • The Chapter may petition the National President for reimbursement for the Strategic Planning Chair's attendance at the Regional Chapter Training in accordance with the policy for Chapter Officers, provided a strategic plan is submitted to National.

Chapter Representative:

  • The Chapter Representative is the liaison to the Board of Chapter Representatives, which, in turn, serves as the voice of the chapters at the National level. The duties and responsibilities of the Chapter Representative are as follows:
  • Ensure chapter responsibilities are fulfilled through the President;
  • Install Chapter Officers;
  • Represent the chapter's interests at regional Board of Chapter Representatives' meetings and report on their meetings and activities;
  • Forward all resolutions adopted by the Chapter to National via the chapter network;
  • Ensure rules, regulations, policies and Association Bylaws are enforced;
  • Ensure that newly-elected or appointed chapter officers receive training in their roles and responsibilities;
  • Postpone any action that may be in conflict with the Association's Bylaws, rules or procedures until a ruling can be obtained from the Association;
  • Serve as an ex-officio (non-voting) member on all Chapter committees, with the exception of the Chapter Executive Committee where he/she is a voting member.