Board of Director Service


On behalf of The Arc of the Capital Area’s (The Arc) Board Governance Committee I thank you for your interest and commitment to the board member selection process. This work is essential to the future success of The Arc. The Board Development Committee is responsible for:

  • Establishing annual nominating priorities
  • Conducting outreach to identify potential candidates to apply
  • Screening and evaluating applicants
  • Recommending candidates for election

As part of the outreach process, the Board Governance Committee has created this Prospectus about service on The Arc’s Board. This prospectus outlines the nominating priorities that have been established for 2020-2021. It also includes an overview of The Arc’s purpose and tenets, as expressed through our mission, core values, and vision statement. Over years The Arc has successfully diversified its governance structure to reflect the age, gender, and ability level of those it serves.  We hope that a review of this prospectus gives you a good understanding of what is involved in serving on The Arc’s board and a good idea of whether you or someone you know might satisfy the nominating priorities.

During this nominating cycle, the Board Governance Committee will be accepting self- nominations and nominations of someone other than yourself for board member positions. If you know someone, personally or professionally, who has the personal characteristics and relationships in the areas identified in the 2020-2021 nominating priorities, we encourage you to nominate them. Accepting both self-nominations and nominations of others will allow us to collect a large, diverse pool of candidates for board member positions.

Please take the time to review this document and let us know if you have questions. The Board Governance Committee will review applications on a rolling basis.  We have limited seats available so we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible. Again, thank you for your commitment to The Arc.


Tom Rhea
Board Secretary, Board of Directors


To read and download The Arc of the Capital Area’s Board Prospectus, Click HERE

To apply to the Board of Directors please complete the application HERE.

For more information on joining our Board of Directors contact:
Amber Nelson