2021 Bylaws

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2021 Bylaws


In October 2018, the NSA’s Board of Directors formally agreed to adopt our 2019-2021 Strategic Plan. This plan provides a clear foundation for the development of the organization.


A central goal of the Strategic Plan was to conduct a review of NSA’s governing documents and procedures. To achieve this, NSA consulted outside legal counsel with extensive experience in non-profit constitutional and bylaw governance.

The central reason for this was that at the 2018 NSA Annual Meeting in Minneapolis, the NSA membership voted to allow electronic voting, and this decision required clarifying the process and guidelines to make this possible. New bylaws allow for electronic voting for both future bylaw changes and for candidacy elections.

In June 2021, NSA members voted to pass the 2021 Bylaw Amendments. They are available for you to download here.