NASW-Oklahoma Chapter Elections
NASW-Oklahoma is proud to officially announce our search for the 2022 Board of Directors' members.
This will be one of the most important Board of Directors elections in NASW-Oklahoma’s recent history, and we hope you take this opportunity to exercise your power and vote as a NASW member. Nominating only takes a few moments of your time, but the benefit to our organization, our mission, and the future of social work in Oklahoma will elevate social work in Oklahoma indefinitely.
Candidates will determine how we achieve our collective vision to protect our profession and our communities. The Board of Directors, composed of 10 elected volunteer leaders, is the governing body of NASW-Oklahoma. The Board has the responsibility and authority to oversee volunteer activities and major events, to establish Chapter priorities and internal policies, and to adopt and implement the annual budget. Our Board Directors typically also serve on at least one of the Board’s advisory committees.
It’s a big job, and it requires Directors to consider what is best for the NASW-Oklahoma Chapter, and to put the organization’s interests above their personal priorities. As a peer-driven organization with members across the State and serving in roles such as students, private practitioners, and community organizers, NASW-Oklahoma is bound together by our love of Oklahoma, our commitment to social work, and our determination to find ways to amplify our profession. To do that, we need to stand together, united by our common values, guided by leaders who embrace our mission. The Board will be making critical decisions in the coming year, including establishing legislative priorities, creating professional development opportunities for thousands of social workers, expanding our diversity, equity, and inclusion priorities, and structuring the Chapter's 2024-2026 Strategic Plan.
Nominating the very best candidates to our Board of Directors will determine NASW-Oklahoma’s strategy as we tackle the challenges ahead during this critical time. At NASW-Oklahoma we are a leader in the future of Oklahoma social work. Our strength lies in our collective action, and our commitment to ensuring social workers across Oklahoma are represented.
NASW-Oklahoma is seeking candidates who are dedicated to the purposes and goals of NASW-Oklahoma, able and willing to accept the responsibilities of a Board Director; able and willing to dedicate sufficient personal time to Board duties; able to think and plan strategically and politically; aware of critical issues affecting social work practice; and able and willing to deal with the broad range of issues that come before the Board, with empathy, humility, and collegiality.
Thank you in advance for your commitment to NASW-Oklahoma and for your thoughtful consideration of the 2022 Board of Directors candidates. In this moment of transformation for the organization and urgency for our profession, exemplary leadership will be essential to NASW-Oklahoma’s legacy and future. NASW-Oklahoma continues to evolve our infrastructure and as a result of incredible leadership and staff, it is our aim to remain the largest and longest serving association supporting social workers in Oklahoma!
Through May 06, 2022, NASW-Oklahoma is currently seeking nominations for the following;
East Regional Director
West Regional Director
MSW Student Representative
BSW Student Representative