Join the Maryland Public Health Association Board of Directors.

Nominations are open until October 15, 2021 this year for the 2022-2023 term. You must be a member of MdPHA to run for a position. Please see our bylaws for a full description of all positions and other organizational guidelines. Completed applications are due by Friday, October 15 via email.

Applications can be downloaded here.


Officers serve on the Executive Committee (EC) of the Board, which includes the President, President-Elect, Immediate Past-President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Affiliate Representative to the APHA Governing Council (ARGC). The EC meets at least once per quarter to examine administrative problems or to make decisions on an emergency basis within a time period for which it would not be possible to call a full BOD meeting.

  • President-Elect—The President-Elect shall: (1) serve as Chairperson of the Program Committee with responsibility for coordinating MdPHA sponsored programs, and (2) work with the President and Board of Directors to maintain continuity within the organization, among other duties. The President-Elect will automatically become President at the first board meeting following the annual conference at the conclusion of his/her one-year term.
  • Treasurer—The Treasurer shall: (1) be responsible for the funds and financial records of the Association, (2) write checks and make payments for MdPHA obligations, and (3) serve as Chairperson of the Finance Committee, as needed, among other duties. Two-year term.
  • Secretary—The Secretary shall: (1) maintain a written record of the minutes of all meetings of the Association, the Board of Directors, and the Executive Committee; (2) record decisions made at meetings of the Association and of the Board of Directors, among other duties. Two-year term.
  • ARGC—The Affiliate Representative to the APHA Governing Council (ARGC) acts as a liaison between MdPHA and APHA. This position shall: represent the Association during the Governing Council or other appropriate meetings held during the Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association. The ARGC must be a member of APHA at the time of its Annual Meeting. Three-year term (per APHA bylaws).

At-Large Directors:

At-Large Directors meet at least once per quarter (alternating in-person or by electronic means). Directors serve staggered two-year positions, with a maximum of nine total positions. The At-Large Directors shall: (1) attend meetings of the Association and of the Board of Directors, (2) serve as chairpersons or members of at least one Association committee, and (3) perform such other duties as may be prescribed by these By-laws or as may be assigned by the President or President-Elect. Two-year term.