National Officer Qualifications


FBA Bylaw 6B: Qualifications and Elections of Officers and Directors

  1. Qualifications of Officers. To be eligible for election as a National Officer, a person must be a member of the Association in good standing and have served as a voting member of the Association’s Board of Directors for at least three (3) years.

  2. Qualifications and Election of Directors. Twelve members of the Board of Directors shall be elected by members of the Association as follows:
    1. Three (3) Board positions shall be filled by current or former Circuit Vice Presidents, elected for staggered three-year terms.
    2. Three (3) Board positions shall be filled by current or former Chairs of Sections or Divisions, elected for staggered three-year terms.
    3. Three (3) Board positions shall be filled by current or former Chapter Presidents, elected for staggered three-year terms.
    4. Three (3) Board positions shall be filled by members who, at the time of election, are age 40 or younger and have served as a chapter officer, a national YLD officer or Board member, or as a chapter leader with YLD responsibilities.

    A member appointed to serve the remaining period of a term to which another person was elected, at the conclusion of that partial term, may stand for election for a full three-year term. No director shall serve more than two elected three-year terms (which terms must be non-consecutive) on the Board exclusive of any term based upon service as a National Officer.

  3. Qualifications of Vice-Presidents of the Circuits. To be eligible for election as a Circuit Vice President, a person must have been a member of the FBA in good standing for a minimum of five (5) years and have served or be currently serving as a Chapter President or a Chapter Officer.