The IIDA Oregon Chapter Board of Directors carries out the mission of the Chapter and the International Association of advancing Interior Design in Oregon and beyond. Our Board is comprised of 37 elected* and appointed positions that fill the following areas of focus: Advocacy, Communications, Finance, Forums and Education Leadership, Membership, Sponsorship, Student Affairs. Elected positions include the President-Elect (who serves a 3 year term) and all VP Positions (who serve 2 year terms).
In March of each year, a Nominating Committee that is chaired by the Chapter Immediate Past President and is comprised of the Chapter President, President Elect, and Vice Presidents, is convened to solicit interest in open board positions and to put forth a single slate of candidates for election by Professional Members for the coming Board Year. At this time, they also appoint persons to Chair positions. The Board Year transitions on July 1st of each year and it is at this date that new positions and terms are instated. The Incoming Board is also introduced every July at the Annual Chapter Meeting to Chapter Membership.
For more information about each position, click on the position names below. For general questions about the Board of Directors, please contact the Immediate Past President.
We are always looking for committed volunteers to advance initiatives and keep us moving forward. If you are interested in serving on the Board of Directors, or know someone who would be a great addition to the Board, please let us know by filling out one of the below forms. Oregon Chapter Bylaws require that candidates for elected positions must be Professional Members in good standing, with the exception that (1) candidate can be an Industry Member and (1) candidate can be an Associate Member. If you know someone who is not yet a Professional Member, but would be a good candidate for a particular position please do nominate them – as we would love to talk to them about advancing their membership and other involvement opportunities on the board.
2016-2017 Board of Directors
The President shall serve as the official representative of the Chapter in its contacts with governmental, civic, business and professional organizations for the purpose of advancing the purposes of the Chapter, and shall set the agenda for, and preside at, the Chapter’s annual Membership meeting. In general, the President shall perform all duties incident to the office of President and such other duties as may be prescribed by the Chapter Board of Directors from time to time. These duties shall include recommendation and supervision of appropriate teams to formulate programs and recommend policies relating to those issues. Upon completion of his/her term, the President shall immediately succeed to the office of Immediate Past President, as defined in the Chapter Bylaws.
The President-Elect shall serve as custodian of all monies, securities and deeds belonging to the Chapter; shall hold, invest and disburse same subject to the direction of the Board of Directors; shall cause to be performed a periodic independent audit of the Chapter’s financial affairs. The duties of the treasurer may be assigned, in whole or in part, to the Treasurer. The President-Elect also shall manage the affairs of the Chapter with regard to resource development, oversee the activities of the Nominating Team and perform such other duties as from time to time may be assigned by the President or the Board of Directors. The duties shall include recommendation and supervision of appropriate teams to formulate programs and recommend policies relating to those issues.
Immediate Past President
The Immediate Past President shall be responsible for the strategic and long range planning activities of the Chapter, and shall perform such other duties as from time to time may be assigned by the President or Chapter Board of Directors. These duties shall include recommendation and supervision of appropriate teams to formulate programs and recommend policies relating to those issues. Maintains, updates and upholds Chapter Policies and Procedures.
The Chapter Advisor shall serve as a consultant to the Leadership Committee. They will inform the committee on the history of decisions and recommend courses of action, based on their experience.
Vice President of Communications
The Vice President of Communications shall be primarily responsible for public relations and promotion of the local chapter to the Members and to the general public. The Vice President of Communications shall oversee committees whose responsibilities are to promote communications (blog, website, social media, media PR). The Vice President of Communications shall be responsible for communication with Headquarters for publication and inclusion of information on the International website. The Vice President of Communications shall be responsible for identifying new venues for elevating IIDA in the public eye. The Vice President of Communications will coordinate their efforts with the Board of Directors. They shall also perform such other duties that may be assigned to them from time to time by the President and the Board of Directors.
Vice President of Education and Forums
The Vice President of Professional Development and Forums oversees the development and execution of practice related Forums. This position shall be ultimately responsible for establishing and supporting Forums. They are responsible for ensuring that Forums provide opportunities in each specialty for professional development. Each Forum offered should address one of the following topics and topics should not be repeated within each calendar year: (1) Commercial Design, (2) Institutional Design, (3) Facility Planning and Design, (4) Government and Regulatory Affairs, (6) Hospitality and Retail Design, (7) Residential Design), (8)Knowledge, Theory and Practice, and (9) Sustainability. They shall also perform such other duties that may be assigned to them from time to time by the President and the Board of Directors. This position serves as the representative to the Board for all Forums.
Vice President of Advocacy
The Vice President of Advocacy shall be responsible for the legislative and regulatory issues and affairs of the Chapter and legislative and regulatory advocacy programs for the Chapter The Vice President of Advocacy shall perform such other duties as from time to time may be assigned by the President or Chapter Board of Directors.
Vice President of Membership
The Vice President of Membership shall be responsible for coordination and promotion of Membership. The Vice President of Membership shall be responsible for Member recruitment, retention and Member benefits and services. The Vice President of Membership will coordinate programs focusing on Membership recruitment and will oversee any committees whose function is to promote Membership. The Vice President of Membership will act as liaison between the chapter and IIDA’s Director of Membership. The Vice President of Membership will maintain Member contact information for the Chapter roster and will oversee the application process at the chapter level. They shall also perform such other duties that may be assigned to them from time to time by the President and the Board of Directors.
Vice President of Sponsorship and Fundraising
The Vice President of Sponsorship shall be responsible for creating and distributing the Annual Sponsorship Packet. He/she will create and maintain a spreadsheet of sponsor company names, contact information and donation allocations; this document will be created and stored on the Chapters cloud network. He/she shall oversee the distribution of sponsorship acknowledgement letters to sponsors thanking them for their contribution and indicating their sponsor level and outlining the associated benefits.
Vice President of Student Affairs
The VP of Student Affairs will be responsible for maintaining relationships with students at each of the Chapter’s design schools. They will oversee all student events (developed by the chapter or those developed by the campus with IIDA sponsorship) and develop programs that provide students with developmental resources and outlets for connecting with the professional community. They will act as the liaison between students, educators and the professional community.
The secretary shall be responsible for administrative and organizational tasks for the Chapter. They shall record and distribute Board meeting minutes, maintain an updated Board roster, administer Chapter correspondence as requested by Chapter Leadership, maintain the calendar of events for each Board year and maintain the Chapter’s cloud network and cloud based business accounts.
The Treasurer shall carry out duties delegated by the President-Elect and VP of Fundraising and Sponsorship including but not limited to expense reports, income reports, income and expense tracking, and sponsorship tracking. The Treasurer shall provide a fiscal report at each board meeting and serve on the Finance committee.
The Finance Chair shall assist the Treasurer and President Elect in the processing of expense reports, income reports, as well as income and expense tracking, as needed. They will assist in the development of fiscal reports.
The Website Chair is responsible for the maintenance and update of the Chapter website. The chair shall coordinate with the web developer to develop and maintain the website and to provide up to date information to the Membership.
Public Relations Chair
The purpose of the public relations committee is to raise the public’s awareness of the IIDA Chapter and the profession, and to market the chapter and its activities to a wider network. The committee’s duties include developing connections with the media and communicating Chapter activities to the International Headquarters.
Social Media Chair
The Social Media Chair is responsible for maintaining the Chapter’s social media outlets. When posting for an event is not scheduled, they will develop and post content in order to maintain the activity level of the social networks.
The news chair is responsible for collecting content and formatting it for the Chapter’s weekly e-mail update to Members and subscribers. These mailings highlight upcoming events, new blog posts and sponsors.
Professional Development and Forums Chair
The purpose of the Forums Committee is to execute forums as developed by the VP of Professional Development and Forums and the Board of Directors. Chairs shall assist the committee which is dedicated to planning and executing these events. Chairs may lead the planning and execution of forums that involve a specific topic of interest (i.e. sustainability).
Professional Member Chair
The Professional Member chair shall serve as a liaison to and advocate for the Professional Members and Educator Members of the Chapter. The Professional Member chair shall assist in developing Membership benefits specific to the Professional Membership.
Associate Member Chair
The Associate Member chair shall serve as a liaison to and advocate for the associate Membership of the Chapter. The associate Member chair shall assist Associate Members in developing Membership benefits specific to the associate Membership, They will ensure the provision of programs that support associate Members in achieving their NCIDQ certification.
Industry Member Chair
The Industry Member chair shall serve as a liaison to and advocate for the industry Membership of the Chapter. The industry Member chair shall develop Membership benefits specific to the industry Membership and link industry Members to designers.
Affiliate Member Chair
The Affiliate Member chair shall serve as a liaison to and advocate for the Affiliate Membership of the Chapter, as well as between affiliate organizations and the chapter. The Affiliate Member chair shall develop Membership benefits specific to the Affiliate Membership. They shall keep the chapter informed of events put on by affiliate organizations.
Student Member Chair
The Student Member chair shall serve as a liaison to and advocate for the student Members Members of the Chapter. The student Member chair will as the Student Affairs committee in recruiting new Members and linking students to mentors and benefits of membership. The student Member chair shall also serve on the Fall Student Kick-Off committees and the Student Design Charette committee.
Advocacy Chair (Ali)
The Advocacy Chair shall assist and serve as an alternate to the VP of Advocacy with the legislative and regulatory issues and affairs of the Chapter and legislative and regulatory advocacy programs for the Chapter. The IIDA Advocacy Chair will assist the VP of Advocacy in the gathering of information from the IDC Oregon Coalition and communicating that information back to the IIDA Oregon Chapter Board. The IIDA Advocacy Chair will also assist the VP of Advocacy in attending all informational meetings related to Advocacy topics.
Advocacy Chair – Liaison to IDC (KC)
The IDC Oregon Liaison shall assist the VP of Advocacy with the legislative and regulatory issues and affairs of the Chapter and legislative and regulatory advocacy programs for the Chapter. The IDC Oregon Liaison will assist the VP of Advocacy in the gathering of information from the IDC Oregon Coalition and communicating that information back to the IIDA Oregon Chapter Board. The IDC Liaison will also assist the VP of Advocacy in attending all informational meetings related to Advocacy topics.
Annual Sponsorship Chair
The Annual Sponsorship Chair shall assist in the solicitation and tracking of annual sponsors. In doing so, they shall assist the VP of Sponsorship and Fundraising in the development of the Sponsorship Packet and the Sponsorship Survey. They will ensure that sponsors are receiving the full extent of their benefits associated with their level of sponsorship.
Event Sponsorship Chair
The Event Sponsorship Chair shall assist in the coordination and procurement of sponsorship for the Chapter’s educational programs and activities as approved by the Chapter Board of Directors and recorded in the approved Annual Budget. The Fundraising Chair shall direct committees to potential sponsors as outlined in the sponsorship contact list. The Fundraising Chair will coordinate the tracking of pledge sponsorship dollars with the Treasurer. They shall be responsible for ensuring that sponsors receive the benefits associated with their level.
Student Affairs Chair
The Student Relations Chairs shall assist in the planning and execution of programming and events related to students, educators and campus affairs. They will maintain communication with Campus Liaisons. The will is assist the VP of Student Affairs in serving as a resource for campus centers, recruiting new Members and notifying them of upcoming events.
This position is held by 1 student from each design school in the Chapter’s territory. The Student Liaisons will be the point of contact between campuses and the board. They will assist in the coordination of on campus activities and the promotion of student focused event