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NRHA Elections

2017 leadership elections


The nomination period is now open for NRHA's 2017 leadership elections.

Each position may serve up to two consecutive two-year terms. The only exception is the president-elect who serves one year in that role, the following year as president and his or her final year as past president.

Open positions


Click on the headings below to nominate individuals for the open positions listed:


  • President-elect 
  • Treasurer

Constituency Group Chairs
  • FQHC
  • Health Equity Council
  • Rural Health Clinics
  • State Association Council
  • State Office Council

Rural Health Congress
  • Health Equity Council (1 position open)
  • Hospitals and Health Systems (11 positions open)
  • Research and Education (1 position open)
  • State Association Council (2 positions open)
  • State Office Council (1 position open)
  • Students (3 positions open)

Nominee qualifications and responsibilities

NRHA bylaws require that any officer nominees must have been an association member for at least three years to be eligible for nomination. Additionally, president-elect nominees also must have served at least one year on either the Board of Trustees or the Rural Health Congress.Please note that all elected leaders are responsible for paying their own expenses to participate, including travel.

If you already hold a position, you may want to consider running for re-election to that position, or running for election to another position. Members are encouraged to nominate themselves and others within the parameters outlined in the association bylaws (most positions are limited to two consecutive two-year terms). You may also nominate a qualified member for election to a position or nominate a current leader for a new position. If you choose to nominate someone other than yourself, that individual must sign the consent to serve section (part 5) on the nomination form.