About NGS

2022 Election Positions

The National Genealogical Society (NGS) will hold its 2022 election of officers and board members during its Annual Meeting, Wednesday, 17 August 2022, at 5:00 p.m. (ET), via Zoom. Balloting will be open for six days.

The balloting will open at 9:00 (ET) on Friday, 12 August 2022, and close at 5:15 p.m. (ET) on Wednesday, 17 August 2022.

The election will be managed by Intelliscan, an online voting service.

Results of the election will be announced at the NGS Annual Meeting, 17 August 2022, at 5:30 p.m. (ET).

The following positions are open for election this year.

Officers (terms running 1 October 2022 through 30 September 2024):
  • President
  • Vice President
  • Vice President of Society & Organization Management
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
Directors (terms run for four years)

The following director positions are open for election this year (terms running 1 October 2022 through 30 September 2024 or 30 September 2026):

  • Director, Region 1
  • Director, Region 2
  • Director, Region 3
  • Director, Region 4 (two-year term, completing an unexpired four-year term)
  • Three Directors-at-Large

NGS regions are determined prior to each election to ensure regional representation of membership. The 2022 map of NGS regions is below:

NGS Regional Election Map 2022
The Nominating Committee

The members of the NGS Nominating Committee are:

  • Nicole Gilkison LaRue, CG, Chair
  • Bernice Alexander Bennett
  • Grant Din
  • Cynthia Richardson
  • Kate Townsend
Nominations by Petition

In addition to nominations made by the committee, nominations may be made by a petition signed by not less than one hundred (100) members of the Society submitted to the Nominating Committee by 29 July 2022, two weeks before the start of the election. Persons so nominated by petition must previously have agreed to serve if elected. No nominations may be made from the floor of the annual meeting at which the Nominating Committee’s report is made. To start the process of nomination by petition, contact Matt Menashes, the executive director of NGS at 703-525-0050 or 800-473-0060.

The NGS Board of Directors is a working board. Board members spend on average twenty or more hours a month in a variety of activities. Each member is expected to chair a committee or actively participate on one or more committees. Board members pay their expenses (travel, food, and lodging) to the three in-person board meetings each year. Board meetings are typically held at the site of the annual conference (usually a day or two prior to the start); at NGS headquarters in Falls Church, Virginia; and in Salt Lake City, Utah. Additional meetings are held as needed by Zoom teleconference. Attendance at the annual conference is expected of board members. No person shall be eligible for office who is not a member of the Society in good standing when nominated.