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NHPA 2021 Annual Meeting Goes Hybrid – Oct. 28 – Noon

The New Hampshire Press Association will conduct its annual business meeting Thursday, Oct. 28 at Noon.

It will be held simultaneously in person and online. This is being done to ensure the broadest participation possible and accommodate the meeting preferences of all members.

Those members preferring to meet in person will gather at the Nackey S. Loeb School of Communications, 749 East Industrial Park Drive, Manchester.

Members with health concerns or logistic restraints will be able to participate via a Zoom link which will be provided.

Please register your preference for attending here.

Specific details on the meeting’s protocols to accommodate in-person and online participants are being worked on and will be announced early next week. 

The primary objectives of the meeting will be:

Below is the working agenda and a list of current candidates.

All NHPA members are encouraged to run for any of the Executive Committee positions, which are two-year terms. Those interested should submit their candidacies to Executive Director Phil Kincade no later than Tuesday, Oct. 26 to facilitate the creation of both online and physical ballots.

NHPA members are also encouraged to submit additional agenda items:

Current Candidates:


 Brendan McQuaid (New Hampshire Union Leader)

 Vice President

 Mark Guerringue (Concord Daily Sun)

 Nancy West (IndepthNH)


 Melanie Plenda (Granite State News Collaborative)


 Geoff Forester (Concord Monitor)

 At-Large (2 seats)

 Matthew Burdette (Nashua Telegraph)

 Mike Casey (AP)

 Carol Robidoux (Manchester Ink Link)

 Ex-officio (3 seats)

 Tom Haines (UNH)

 Kristen Nevious (Franklin Pierce)

 Laura Simoes (Nackey Loeb School)

 Former President

 Howard Altschiller (Seacoast Media Group)

Proposed Agenda NHPA Annual Meeting Oct. 28, 2021 

Call to order 

Attendance Roll Call – Melanie

Treasurer’s Report – Geoff

Executive Director’s Report

2021 in review

New Members update

Legislative actions

Education projects

Contest update

Old Business

New Business

Recap/Review of new bylaws

Introduction of amendments of bylaws and votes

Status of hiring a new executive director

Establishing Goals for 2022

Legislative Oversight



Local news sustainability

Government Relations

Election of Officers



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