This year is a great time to get involved with Little People of America. 2014 is an Election Year for Little People of America, (LPA). Eleven members sit on the LPA Board of Directors. All 11 seats are up for election. A Board Term is three years and each position has a two-term limit.
Serving as a board member is a challenging and rewarding experience. The Board holds at least four phone conference call meetings each year. Meeting commitments also include 2 day-long meetings during the National Conference. In addition, each position carries specific responsibilities which may take several hours a week and an expectation of serving on LPA committees as time and interest allow. With this commitment, LPA Board Members have the opportunity to represent the membership, manage programs, lead policy efforts, and build the organization.
All members of LPA are invited to review the positions and the eligibility criteria for the positions. Qualified members are encouraged to run for a board position. The deadline for declaring intent to run for a position is March 7, 2014. To declare your intent, send an email to Gary Arnold (President, email@example.com) and Ron Piro (National Election Committee, RonPiro@aol.com ). Include in the email your full name, contact information, and the position in which you are interested.
Find a Local Contact
LPA is comprised of 13 Districts and 70 Chapters.
Districts are made of one to five states. Chapters are more locally based and are comprised of an area of the state or county. You are sure to have a local contact near you.
District Meetings occur one to two times per year (Spring and Fall). Chapter events may occur at any time throughout the year.
To get started in your area click one of the states below to find your local contacts. You will have a chapter president - someone who should be fairly local, and a District Director. Your District Director may be in the next state, but never-the-less is important for you to know for many reasons, including District run programs, scholarships and referrals.