Get involved with NASW: Run for the board!

Later this year, NASW members will elect new officers and Board members. We are looking for volunteers to help shape NASW leadership. Are you interested in getting involved? Let the Nominating Committee know by March 24 or submit a petition by April 12. Read below for details on how to join the list of candidates.

Any professional member in good standing may run for the board. There are two ways to join the list of candidates:

  • The Nominating Committee, working from submissions of interest and recruitment, will compile a list of candidates this spring. The committee's goal is to develop a diverse and inclusive list of candidates who are committed to the goals of NASW and who are qualified and willing to undertake the commitments of volunteer leadership.

    Interested candidates should send a statement of interest (500 words max) and bio to nomcom@nasw.org no later than the end of the day, March 24.

    Include your past volunteer experience with NASW and/or other organizations, any special skills or perspectives you bring, and tell us why you want to get involved. The members of the Nominating Committee for 2022 are: Siri Carpenter, chair; Jill Adams, Pakinam Amer, Jeff Grabmeier, Laura Helmuth, Berly McCoy, Ashley Smart, Emily Sohn, and Arvind Suresh.


  • OR

  • Candidates may collect signatures from a minimum of 20 other professional members to run by petition. The NASW Bylaws (Article III) provide details on qualifications. Petitions, along with the signed attestation form (see below), are due to nomcom@nasw.org no later than April 12.

No matter their route to the ballot, all potential candidates should carefully review the "Information for Prospective Board Members" packet, which contains lots of detail on the expectations and responsibilities of board members. All candidates will be required to sign a disclosure form, and a copy is located in the information packet.

Elections will take place in late summer and all professional members will be able to vote in person or issue a proxy online. Watch for details via nasw.org or your inbox.

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