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:
- Review the revised bylaws (Here is the link to the bylaws which take effect Oct. 23.)
- Review 2021’s achievements
- Set goals for 2022
- Elect officers and members of the Executive Committee
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Brendan McQuaid (New Hampshire Union Leader)
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)
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
Recap/Review of new bylaws
Introduction of amendments of bylaws and votes
Status of hiring a new executive director
Establishing Goals for 2022
Local news sustainability
Election of Officers