Be sure to check your local chapter and district websites for events! For a list of upcoming District Regional Events, please see Calendar above. LPA is a membership organization and most events are only open to individuals with dwarfism and their families. Have a question? Contact the office at firstname.lastname@example.org or your local chapter or district for more information.
Board of Director Duties
Important information on Board of Directors from the LPA Bylaws
SECTION 3 - ELECTION
A. Elections shall be held every third year, beginning with 2008. Other election years: 2011, 2014, 2017.
B. The President and Senior Vice President must have been an active eligible voting member for four membership years and have served in an elected or appointed position at the national, district or chapter level for at least two membership years.
C. Directors must have been active eligible voting members for three membership years.
D. Candidates shall make their intent of running for a position on the Board of Directors known 120 days prior to a national election, by notifying the Voting/Election Committee or President in writing.
E. Candidate is not required to be a person of short stature.
F. Voting shall be by the membership. The Board of Directors will vote in the case of a tie. The candidate who receives the most popular votes shall be elected. Mail-in ballots will be used. Electronic balloting may be used if the Board of Directors obtains or identifies an acceptable and secure system, and non-profit laws allow electronic balloting.
G. The new Directors Board structure will begin July 1, 2013. The Regional Representatives will be appointed for a one-year term from July 1, 2013 to the next installation (proposed to be July 1, 2014) in order to align the new Regional Representative positions and 2 new Board positions within the established election cycle. The Regional Representatives will be chosen from current District Directors. The Advocacy and Development Directors will be chosen from the membership.
H. The Regional Representatives shall be voted on only by their regional membership as noted in Article VI, Section 6; I, J, K.
Senior Vice President
Public Relations Director