Leadership Opportunities

Charge:  Each year the IVMA identifies candidates who are interested in serving as President-elect of the IVMA.

Responsibilities:  The President-Elect will perform such duties as stated in this Position Description, or as requested, including but not limited to:

  • Serve as a voting member of the Board of Directors.
  • Serve as a voting member of the Board of Governors.
  • Take over the duties of the office of President in the event such officer is incapable of performing his/her duties or if there is a vacancy in the office.
  • Preside at the annual meeting in the absence of, or at the request, of the President.
  • Maintain a general knowledge and understanding of the IVMA’s mission, current strategic plan, programs and services.
  • Assist with setting the strategic goals and vision for the association.
  • Ask for progress reports and generally holding accountable task forces, volunteers, and staff for projects and assignments conveyed to them.
  • Request additional information or clarification during board meetings or from staff whenever necessary to make informed decisions.
  • Discuss emerging issues and trends with the profession and IVMA, exploring ways the IVMA might better serve the membership and public.
  • Study resolutions, amendments, or other matters duly referred to the Board by the IVMA membership.
  • Assist in the cultivation and recruitment of IVMA volunteers and leaders.

Time Commitment:  If elected, the President-elect serves a one year term. Year two of the term leads to becoming IVMA President followed by one year as Immediate Past President. During this three term, volunteer time includes four board meetings a year (each meeting is 4 hours), Zoom leadership calls and electronic communications via email and Slack. Induction to this position is at the annual membership meeting and the term extends through the conclusion of the next annual membership meeting. Minimal travel may be involved.

IVMA LeadersAll officers shall be members in good standing of the IVMA and the make-up of IVMA officers will attempt to represent diverse representation and thought. IVMA officers must act in the best interest of IVMA in executing their duties, keeping in mind the needs of IVMA members rather than political or personal motivations.

Location:  IVMA Offices; Discovery Hall, Suite 200 at the Indiana State Fair grounds.

Nomination FormClick here to access the nomination form. The nomination form is due by August 1st.

Charge:  Every other year, the IVMA identifies candidates who are interested in serving as Treasurer. This is a two year term – February 2022 – February 2024.

Responsibilities:  The treasurer will perform such duties as stated in this Position Description, or as requested, including but not limited to:

  • Serve as a voting member of the Board of Directors.
  • Serve as a voting member of the Board of Governors.
  • Take over the duties of the office of President in the event such officer is incapable of performing his/her duties or if there is a vacancy in the office.
  • Preside at the annual meeting in the absence of, or at the request, of the President.
  • Maintain a general knowledge and understanding of the IVMA’s mission, current strategic plan, programs and services.
  • Assist with setting the strategic goals and vision for the association.
  • Ask for progress reports and generally holding accountable task forces, volunteers, and staff for projects and assignments conveyed to them.
  • Request additional information or clarification during board meetings or from staff whenever necessary to make informed decisions.
  • Discuss emerging issues and trends with the profession and IVMA, exploring ways the IVMA might better serve the membership and public.
  • Study resolutions, amendments, or other matters duly referred to the Board by the IVMA membership.
  • Assist in the cultivation and recruitment of IVMA volunteers and leaders.

Time Commitment:  If elected, the treasurer serves a two year term.

IVMA LeadersAll officers shall be members in good standing of the IVMA and the make-up of IVMA officers will attempt to represent diverse representation and thought. IVMA officers must act in the best interest of IVMA in executing their duties, keeping in mind the needs of IVMA members rather than political or personal motivations.

Location:  IVMA Offices; Discovery Hall, Suite 200 at the Indiana State Fair grounds.

Nomination FormClick here to access the nomination form. The nomination form is due by August 1st.

Charge: Every four years, the IVMA identifies candidates who are interested in serving as AVMA Alternate Delegate.

Position Qualification: A candidate for AVMA Alternate Delegate must have been a member of the IVMA for the past 5 years and must have served at least 2 years on the IVMA Board of Governors (previously the Executive Committee).  This is a four year term.

Responsibilities:  The AVMA Alternate Delegate will perform such duties as stated in this Position Description, or as requested, including but not limited to:

  • The duties as a member of the AVMA Delegate and Alternate Delegate include, but are not limited, to:
  • Study the issues of the AVMA House of Delegates and present this information to the IVMA Board of Directors for whatever opinions the Board may wish to express for the Delegate to proceed accordingly at the House meeting.
  • Represent the desires of the IVMA Board of Directors. Proposed resolutions from the House of Delegates should be sent and reviewed by the Board of Directors and Delegate and Alternate. As soon as practical, following the AVMA convention, the Delegate will report to the IVMA Board of Directors on actions taken by the House, particularly those which may pertain directly to the profession in Indiana.
  • Attend all IVMA Board of Directors meetings.
  • Attend all AVMA Convention meetings.

Time Commitment:  If elected, the AVMA Alternate Delegate serves a four year term. Travel is involved to AVMA meetings and IVMA board meetings.

IVMA LeadersAll officers shall be members in good standing of the IVMA and the make-up of IVMA officers will attempt to represent diverse representation and thought. IVMA officers must act in the best interest of IVMA in executing their duties, keeping in mind the needs of IVMA members rather than political or personal motivations.

Location:  IVMA Offices; Discovery Hall, Suite 200 at the Indiana State Fair grounds.

Nomination FormClick here to access the nomination form. The nomination form is due by August 1st.

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