NICOA’s board of directors is comprised of enrolled members of American Indian and Alaskan Native tribes who are 55 years of age or older. Board members represent each of NICOA’s 12 regions, with one additional member representing the National Association of Title VI Grantees, which follows that organization’s own elections process.
The roles and responsibilities of board members include:
1. Ensuring the organization’s mission and purpose are realized.
2. Supporting and evaluating the executive director’s performance.
3. Ensuring the organization has adequate resources through fundraising to carry out its mission.
4. Monitoring the allocation of these resources and ensuring the legal and ethical integrity of the organization.
5. Representing the organization at local, regional and national events.
6. Working cooperatively with fellow board members to proactively represent the elders from the area that elected you.
7. Avoiding conflict of interest between the work of NICOA and other organizations to which you belong.