Call for Nominations

Call for Nominations to the AIGA Upstate New York Board
The AIGA Upstate New York Chapter is currently seeking nominations for open board positions.  Help shape the future of our chapter by nominating yourself or another community leader. We are seeking dedicated design professionals with a passion for advancing our craft and strengthening our creative community.

These positions are critical in ensuring the continued growth and stability of our chapter. It’s guiding principle is one of leaving the chapter stronger at the end of one’s term than it was in the beginning.

There are two ways to be nominated for AIGA Upstate New York board positions:

Peer: Anyone who feels a particular individual will enhance the quality of leadership of the board may nominate that person.

Self: Anyone willing to participate and to fulfill the obligations of the open executive positions may self-nominate.

The nominee need not be a member at the time of nomination, but will be required to join AIGA if elected to a board position.

Open positions
While candidates are elected to the board generally, all board members do hold a chair position. Priority is given to those candidates whose interests and skill sets match currently available positions. Positions currently available are Membership, Programming, Sponsorship and Committee Members. For more information regarding these positions, please reach out to: and/or visit our board descriptions page.

Responsibilities of the Board of Directors
There are a variety of obligations and responsibilities for Board members. Most of these are traditional in nature.

Highlights of expectations include attending board meetings and AIGA events, and take on one initiative.

Highlights of benefits include exposure to the design community, leadership training, skill development, and the opportunity to impact your local design community.

To submit a nomination
The Nomination Form must be completed and emailed to or mailed to AIGA Upstate New York Attn: Sarah Burns – 1001 W. Fayette St. FL 1, Syracuse NY 13204.

Nominations will close promptly at 5pm Friday, April 5, 2013.
If you have any questions about any of the positions for the Board, please contact our Chapter President, Sarah Burns.

Not ready for a full board position?
Become a volunteer! Its an excellent way to show your support, network with your peers, improve your organizational skills and help make an impact in the community.

Published March 4, 2013
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