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PAR Board Member Application

The PAR Board of Trustees (the Board) shall be composed of fourteen representatives and four officers from across Ohio who represent a wide variety of different interests which may include private providers, self advocates, family members, vendors and county board staff. 

Terms are 1-3 years with one third of the members being up for election each year. Seats on the board will be designated to insure representation in the above categories. When a vacancy in a representative category exists, the candidate that qualifies in the criteria will be elected to the board. After all representative categories are filled, the remainder of the board vacancies will be filled by the remaining candidates until all seats are filled. Vacant three year terms will be filled first, then two and one year terms. Board members will serve a three-year term and are eligible for re-election. The terms of office for board members and officers begin January 1st and end December 31st. Officers shall be elected from the board of trustees and shall serve on the board as long as their term of office continues. Board of trustee members elected as President, President-Elect, Secretary, Treasurer and Past President shall not be required to stand for election as board members during their terms of office. At the next election of trustees their representative seat shall be considered vacant and open for election.

The PAR Board meets in central Ohio 6 times a year. There is a 2 day overnight retreat in January and the conference is 3 days in October. Attendance is expected at each meeting/event.

Feel free to self nominate.

The completed nomination must be submitted and received by September 20, 2019.

First Name
Last Name
Please select one:
 Professional
 Self-advocate
 Resource
Title
Agency
Address 1
Address 2
City
State
Zip/Postal Code
Work Phone
Cell Phone
Email

The Vision for PAR is to have a diverse group of people who can bring their talents, strengths, skills and connections to the board to enable PAR to be a thriving organization for the next decade. PAR’s Mission is: Quality training and networking for professionals and advocates.

 

PAR also focuses on the following core areas:

#1: People Connecting People

#2: Networking without Walls and Titles

#3: Enhancing Quality of Life for people with developmental disabilities

#4: The PAR Board will need to be intentional about initiating, creating, and delivering service & products to assure sustainability through increased revenue sources

As an applicant for the PAR Board we would like to get your insights and recommendations on how you can contribute to PAR. Please answer the following questions:

Why do you want to be on the PAR Board?
What does the PAR Mission mean to you and how can you help achieve that mission and 4 core areas?
If you had a room full of people with power and titles along with a room full of people who don’t have them, how do you promote fully integrated interactions?
How would your unique experiences and talents help support the PAR Board and core area #4?
List any additional information or experience that you feel will enhance the PAR Board.
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