Board of Directors Applications due Friday, May 10

Applications are now available for VRMA members interested in serving on the VRMA Board of Directors for a two-year term spanning October 2019 to October 2021. Applications are due Friday, May 10, 2019.

There are five open positions on the Board of Directors, which includes two current Board members who are eligible for re­election. Four of these positions must be filled by vacation rental manager members; one position must be filled by vendor/supplier members.

How to Apply

If you are interested in serving as a Director of VRMA, download and review the Board Candidate Packet and FAQ sheet to learn about the qualifications, policies, and responsibilities. You must submit the following no later than Friday, May 10, 2019:

  • Prepare to complete the application. Note: You will not be able to save the information and access it later upon leaving the application page. Before you begin, be sure to have the following information ready:
    • Short biography
    • Professional headshot (JPEG format; 300+ DPI resolution preferred).
    • Contact information (including email/cell phone#) for three member references, no more than one of which may be a vendor/supplier member or a current VRMA Board Member. Please be sure to contact your references prior to providing their names. Members of the Leadership Development Committee will contact your references.
    • A candidate statement (150 words or less).
    • To help you prepare, you may download a PDF version of the candidate application for your review prior to beginning the online application

Note to candidates: VRMA anticipates a strong response to this request for applications. We hope you understand our appreciation for your interest, while at the same time understanding, because of the breadth of candidates, your application should not be interpreted as an assurance of election, nor an assurance of your recommendation by the Leadership Development Committee.

Know a potential leader?

Do you know someone who would make a strong candidate for the Board of Directors? If you would like to recommend a colleague for service, please email by May 3, 2019, so that we may reach out to this person directly.

What happens next?

Friday, May 10: Candidate Application Deadline
VRMA members interested in pursuing Board candidacy must submit a candidate application by May 10, 2019. This application will include information to verify the candidate’s qualification for election as well as information about his/her industry leadership experiences.

Wednesday, May 15 - Friday, July 12: LDC Review of Candidate Applications
The Leadership Development Committee will review all Candidate Applications submitted by the deadline. The Leadership Development Committee will vet each candidate to confirm that qualifications are met and ensure that their recommendations are representative of the qualities, experience levels, and demographics of the membership base. The recommendations will then be submitted to the VRMA Board by July 12.

August 5, 2019: Campaigning Begins
If requested by the candidate, VRMA will send an email containing a campaign message on behalf of the candidate to all voting members. These will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis and will be scheduled by VRMA, not the candidate. All campaign emails are subject to approval by VRMA staff. VRMA member email lists will not be shared with candidates.
NOTE: All candidates must adhere to VRMA’s Non-Solicitation Policy.
NOTE: If you would like to do a direct mailing, contact the VRMA office at 202-367-1179.

Monday, August 12: Ballots Distributed to Membership via Email
The primary contact for each Member Company will receive a ballot. Members will be given 30 days to vote on their choices of Directors. No proxy voting will be accepted for electronic ballots.

Friday, September 13: Voting Deadline
Election results will be announced during or before the VRMA International Conference. New Directors will assume office during the Board meeting immediately preceding the start of the International Conference or immediately at the conclusion of the International Conference.


Questions and suggestions regarding the election process may be directed to Jessica Baumgartner, VRMA Membership and Operations Senior Coordinator, at or 202-367-2410. Jessica will work with the Leadership Development Committee as necessary to address any questions.

The 2019 Leadership Development Committee is being led by:

Lucy Kawaihalau, Kauai Vacation Rentals, Lihue, HI

Steve Milo, Founder & CEO, VTrips