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House of Delegates

The NAHU House of Delegates provides chapters and their members with the formal opportunity to shape the direction of their association. Exercising this right, by sending delegates to the convention, is one of a chapter's greatest responsibilities.

House of Delegates Information

The House of Delegates will take place on Tuesday, June 28, 9:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (CT)

House of Delegates Handbook 

Voting and Election Process for the House of Delegates:

The voting process is being managed by Simply Voting, Inc., a full-service provider of secure, hosted online elections.

Voting options will be emailed to all credentialed delegates.

To ensure maximum email deliverability, we are requesting all delegates to add Simply Voting to your safe senders lists.  All emails will originate from and from one of the following domains:


Proposed Bylaws Amendments 

All Board of Trustees recommendations will be distributed to chapter officers, appointed delegates and posted here. 

  • Combining the Nominations Committee and the Elections Committee

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  • NAHU Name Change

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2022 - 2023 NAHU Board of Trustees Candidates

Only contested races are subjected to a vote. Regional Vice Presidents serve a two year term. This year the even regions are up for election.  

President – Kelly Fristoe, LUTCF, SGS
(Delegates do not vote for the President, the President-elect automatically assumes this position.)
President-elect – Eric Kohlsdorf
Vice President – Alycia Riedl
Treasurer – Susan Rider, MS, REBC, GBHR
Secretary – David Smith, REBC
Region II Vice President – David Mordo, REBC
Region IV Vice President – Shawnee Christenson
Region VI Vice President – Doris Waller
Region VIII Vice President – Stephanie Berger, LPRT, CHRS

Voting for all contested races will occur in the House of Delegates.

Please contact Brooke Willson with any questions.

Who is represented in the House of Delegates?

NAHU's bylaws (Article XI) specifically identify the groups below as being represented in the House of Delegates (HOD). NAHU Board of Trustee members and former NAHU Presidents are not eligible to serve as chapter delegates. Lists of the NAHU Board and past NAHU Presidents are posted below. 

Delegates and Alternate Delegates

Delegate and Alternate Delegate Appointment Information

  • Who Can Be a Delegate? - Details the specific requirements about who can serve as a delegate as well as the special privileges of state chapter presidents. 

  • Delegate Appointment Form - Form required to appoint chapter delegates and alternate delegates. Complete it and email it to no later than May 27, 2022.

  • Delegate Numbers by Chapter - Lists the number of delegates to which a chapter is entitled.

How Chapter Delegate Numbers are Determined

Each NAHU chapter is entitled to a minimum of three voting delegates. One additional voting delegate is allowed for each additional fifty (50) active members over 100 members listed on NAHU's roster on March 31, 2022. State chapters are eligible to send up to a maximum of eight (8) delegates to the House of Delegates. Local chapters have no such maximum.

Chapters may designate an alternate delegate for each one of its appointed delegates. An alternate delegate is used to replace a delegate who is unable to fulfill his or her voting duty. This transition occurs onsite at the Annual Convention during credentialing hours. The details of this process can be found below in the Credentialing Information section. All alternate delegates must be appointed by the May 27 deadline. 

A sample of how delegate numbers are assigned. State chapters are limited to eight delegates. 

  • Membership of 1-149 = 3 Delegates
  • Membership of 150-199 = 4 Delegates
  • Membership of 200-249 = 5 Delegates
  • Membership of 250-299 = 6 Delegates
  • Membership of 300-349 = 7 Delegates
  • Membership of 350-399 = 8 Delegates
  • Membership of 400-449 = 9 Delegates
  • Membership of 450-499 = 10 Delegates
  • Membership of 500-549 = 11 Delegates
  • Membership of 550-599 = 12 Delegates

Credentialing Information 

How to Get Credentialed - Once all of the chapters have submitted their delegate appointment information emails will be sent to each appointed delegate notifying them of their role and the credentialing requirements. The credentialing emails will go out the week of June 6. 

How to Credential an Alternate Delegate - An alternate delegate does not get credentialed unless they are replacing an appointed delegate. The chapter leadership is responsible for communicating with the alternate delegate to let them know if they need to be credentialed. 

Being appointed as a delegate is not the same thing as being a credentialed delegate. You must be credentialed in order to be eligible to participate in the House of Delegates.

The deadline for delegate appointments is Friday, May 27, 2022.

 Note: Delegate appointment is a separate process from convention registration. You must complete a convention registration form, and pay all applicable fees, to register for convention.

Please contact Brooke Willson with any questions.