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OTA Board Member Obligations and Duties

Obligations of the Board

  • Set vision and direction for the association
  • Establish policy to guide activities and actions of OTA
  • Hire, supervise and evaluate the executive director
  • Secure adequate funds to support programs of the association
  • Monitor finances and provide good stewardship of the association’s resources
  • Maintain and update long-range plans
  • Set key indicators for program monitoring and evaluation
  • Ensure that the members are kept well-informed and aware of actions taken on their behalf
  • Duty of care and duty of loyalty to the association

Specific Duties

  • Regularly attend meetings, board retreats and participate in other board activities
  • Be well-informed on issues and agenda items in advance of meetings
  • Contribute skills, knowledge and experience when appropriate
  • Listen respectfully to other points of view
  • Participate in association decision-making
  • Financially support the association
  • Assume leadership roles in all board-sponsored activities, including fund raising
  • Represent the association to the public, to members and to the industry
  • Become educated about the needs of OTA members
  • Participate in periodic board self-assessment
  • Attend and participate in association events
  • Participate in one of three Board standing committees
  • Establish appropriate institutional linkages with members

Submit Interest in OTA Board Service Form Online

OTA's Executive Administrator
(202) 403-8513