Chapter Bylaws Updated

Based on last month’s Oregon IPMA-HR chapter elections, the chapter bylaws have been revised.  The newly revised edition of the bylaws is now available.

Chapter Election Results

Oregon chapter members have elected officers for 2018-19 and directors through 2018. Members also approved amendments to the chapter bylaws

Steve Herron (Multnomah County) was elected chapter president, Brandi Leos (Tigard) as chapter vice president, Debra Bullard (Tualatin) as chaper treasurer, and Doug Detling (HRA VEBA Trust) as secretary. Jim Loeffler of Oregon City becomes immediate past president. These officers will serve until December 31, 2019.

Elected to the board as directors (serving until December 31, 2018) were the following: Amanda Aschim (Independence), Angie Bond (Portland Metro), Pamela Bowles (CIS), Machell DePina (Keizer), Mel Gregg (Woodburn), Lucy Shipley (TVF&R) and Kyle Weraky (Portland Metro).

The revised Board contact roster is available. Revised bylaws will be posted shortly, as they are effective March 1.

Reminder: Election Ballots Due

Election ballots for chapter officers and directors, as well as proposed bylaws amendments, are due Friday, February 23. The ballots were mailed to chapter members late in January.  In case you have misplaced your ballot, it is available from the link below.

Ballots are to be submitted by Friday, February 23, 2018 to chapter secretary Doug Detling (

Download proposed bylaws amendments [PDF]

Download candidate biographical sketches [PDF]

Download election ballot [Word DOCX]

We encourage all chapter members to participate in the election process.



Bylaw Amendments Proposed for Approval by Chapter Members

The chapter board will be submitting two relative minor amendments to the chapter bylaws.  They have been submitted to the chapter membership for approval. As required, they have also been approved by IPMA-HR Executive Director Neil Reichenberg.

The first amendment would make a technical correction in referring to vacant positions on the board. The text of the proposed amendment is as follows:

Section 9 of Article V – Duties of Officers and Directors would be amended to read:

Section 9 – If a chapter officer or director should resign or be unable to discharge the duties of his/her office and if the unexpired portion of the term is 90 days or longer, the Board of Directors shall call a special election to fill the vacancy. If the unexpired portion of a director’s an officer’s term is fewer than 90 days, the Board of Directors shall designate a board member to discharge the duties of the office for the remainder of the officer’s term. A vacant director’s position with fewer than 90 days remaining in his/her term need not be filled, at the discretion of the Board of Directors.

The second amendment would make a delete an obsolete reference in the bylaws to the previous calendar year dues basis; currently dues for chapter membership are billed on fiscal year basis. The text of the proposed amendment is as follows:

Section 2 of Article VIII – Chapter Dues would be amended to read:

Section 2 – The Board of Directors of the chapter shall establish the annual dues for chapter membership. Dues shall be for a calendar or fiscal year, provided, however, that twelve (12) months’ notice shall be provided for any change from the current calendar year basis to a fiscal year basis.

The effective date of the proposed amendment shall be no earlier than March 1, 2018 depending on the upcoming election timing.


Special Election Results

Oregon chapter members have approved an amendment to the chapter bylaws providing for special elections to fill vacant officer and director positions, and concurrently elected a new chapter Secretary and elected five new directors to fill board positions.

Doug Detling, who has several years service on the board as a director, will serve as Secretary, filling the unexpired term (until December 31) of Rob Koch, long-time Secretary who died last May.

Elected to the board as directors were the following: Amanda Aschim, Angie Bond, Pamela Bowles, Lucy Shipley and Kyle Weraky.  All will serve as directors through December 31, but all are expected to be candidates for director positions when regular elections are held later this year.

The revised Board contact roster is available.


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