How to Run for Office

Below are descriptions for the different positions available to members who wish to gain leadership experience and network with other dietitians. Please indicate your area of interest on the annual membership form. For more detailed descriptions of positions or to express your interest, please contact us!


Elected Positions

Become an elected officer for CNYDA! Join us for a Board of Director's meeting to learn more.


  • President: Become the chief executive officer for CNYDA and implement the strategic plans for our group. Serves for one year as president, and one year following as Immediate Past President.

  • President-Elect: Serve on our board of directors under the tutelage of the currently elected president. Serves for one year, and then one year following as president.

  • Secretary: Be responsible for our meeting minutes, collect dues, validate ballots and reports our election results. Serves for two years.

  • Treasurer: Present a budget annually and provide monthly & quarterly financial reports. Serves for two years.

  • Professional Issues Co-Chairs: Implement district programs consistent with the president’s strategic plan. Serves for two years.

  • Nominating Committee Chair: Prepare our election ballot and submit a slate of candidates to the board of directors for a vote. Serves for one year.

  • Membership Chair: Compile and publish the membership directory, send out the CNYDA newsletter and e-blasts from NYSDA and CNYDA, Serves for two years.



Appointed Positions

Appointed positions are filled by CNYDA members who volunteer or are invited to fill a specific position by the President or a Committee Chair and accept. May be subject to BOD approval.

  • Website Liaison: Maintains and performs all updates to the CNYDA website including events and news. One year term, with no limitation on renewal.

  • Public Policy Coordinator: Monitors legislative activity of interest to the CNYDA membership at the local, state, and national level. Informs/educates the BOD and membership on nutrition and dietetics related activities including reimbursement issues. Two year term with no limitation on renewal.

  • Public Relations Chair: Plans all public relations and publicity activities. Responsible for all CNYDA social media accounts including Facebook & Twitter. One year term with no limitation on renewal.

  • National Nutrition Month Chair: Plans and coordinates all official National Nutrition Month activities and events for CNYDA. Promotes the practice of dietetics, the registered dietitian and dietetic technician as nutrition professionals, and healthy eating and lifestyle choices for the public. Serves for one year, with no limitation on renewal.