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Committee/Council & Board of Director - TERMS

Council members may serve three, two-year consecutive terms on the council, and if while serving a term on the council, a council member is elected as chair or vice chair that member’s tenure will be extended through the time that the member serves as chair or vice chair.

APSP BOARD JOB DESCRIPTION

The job of the Board is to represent the membership as a whole in determining and demanding appropriate organizational performance. To distinguish the Board's own unique job from the jobs of its staff, the Board will concentrate its efforts on the following job "products" or outputs:

  • The link between the national operating organization and the membership 21
  • Written governing policies which, at the broadest levels, address:
  • Objectives: Organizational products, impacts, benefits, outcomes, recipients, and their relative worth.
  • Executive Limitations: Constraints on executive authority which establish the prudence and ethics boundaries within which all executive activity and decisions must take place.
  • Governance Process: Specification of how the board conceives, carries out and monitors its own task.
  • Board-President & CEO Relationship: How power is delegated and its proper use monitored; the president & CEO’s role, authority and accountability.
  • Organization Structure: Regions & Chapters, Councils/Divisions, Membership Structure

IHTA Strategic Leadership Team

To identify the needs of members within the hot water segment that the IHTA represents, and to recommend programs, services and policies compatible with the APSP’s mission, goals and objectives that can be implemented to meet the identified member needs.

IHTA SLT Initiatives

  • Ensure the ongoing development of a European standard represents the interests of the IHTA members.
  • The Engineering Committee of IHTA will continually monitor regulatory and legislative issues at the state and federal level to protect and advance the interests of IHTA members. Critical issues will be brought to the SLT for action.
  • Grow participation in the IHTA Quarterly Statistics Collection Program by 3 companies.

Audit Committee.

The Audit Committee shall be comprised of the Secretary/Treasurer, who shall serve as chairman of the committee, and such other person(s) as may be appointed to such committee by the Board of Directors.

The Audit Committee is responsible for ensuring that appropriate financial controls and policies are maintained. The Audit Committee shall review the annual audit prepared by the Association’s certified public accountant and, if acceptable, shall submit such audit to the Board of Directors for approval.

Nominating Committee.

The Nominating Committee shall be established, shall operate and shall have the authority as provided in Section 3 of Article V below.

Each year, there shall be established a Nominating Committee for the purpose of forming a slate of candidates to fill open or expiring Director Positions. The Nominating Committee shall be chaired by an individual approved by the Board of Directors and shall include not less than four (4) additional regular members, including one member of the Board of Directors (unless the Chair is a Board member, in which case the member shall be an individual from the general membership), one member of an existing board committee, not currently serving on the board, and two additional individuals from the general membership, also not currently serving on the Board of directors, all of whom shall be appointed by the Nominating Committee chair and approved by the Board of Directors. The President/CEO of the Association shall be a non-voting, observing member of the Nominating Committee.

Members of the Nominating Committee serve one-year terms and a person may serve no more than two (2) consecutive terms as a member of the Committee. Persons serving on the Nominating Committee shall not be eligible for nomination to the Board of Directors slate under preparation.

GOVERNMENT RELATIONS ADVISORY COMMITTEE (GRAC)

Product: Creation of a pro-active agenda on national and regional legislative policies and regulations. Responsible for regional and state coordination of policy, regulations, and legislation. Provides clearinghouse of information to be shared regionally and provides regional lobbying support. Provides recommendations to the Board on policy direction and annual agenda.

FINANCE COMMITTEE

  • Product: Act in advisory capacity to the Board in overseeing annual budget preparation and performance against the annual budget through periodic review of interim financial statement, and formulation of investment policy for approval by the Board, establishment of guidelines in furtherance of the policy, and compliance with the investment policy, procedures and performance objectives.
  • Committee Membership: The Finance Committee will be appointed by the Board Chairman. The committee shall have at least three members. All committee members shall be financially literate, and at least one member shall be recognized as a financial person. Committee members may serve concurrently on the APSP Audit Committee. The Secretary/Treasurer will be the Chairman of the Finance Committee. Each member shall be in good standing of the association. There are no term limits.

Builders Council

The mission of the APSP Builders Council is to enhance the business, image, and welfare of APSP’s builder members collectively by doing together those things, which individuals could not effectively achieve independently.

Builders Council Initiatives

Identify Commercial Builder Content Needs for the APSP Builders Manual

  • Conduct a high level review of the APSP Builders Manual to identify areas that should be revised/updated/added so as to address commercial builder issues
  • The Builders Council believes that increasing the number of certified builders will increase professionalism in the industry and will improve the perception of the industry in the eyes of the consumer. The Council will develop and implement a plan that raises awareness of the CBP designation with the goal of increasing the number of individual who hold the CBP designation.

Develop and Implement a Plan to Increase the Number of CBPs.

Commercial Council

The mission of the APSP Commercial Council is to discuss, prioritize and develop consensus positions around key issues, risks and opportunities facing the design, construction, operation and servicing of commercial pools and spas.

Commercial Council Initiatives

  • Codes and standards harmonization is the preeminent issue facing the commercial pool and spa community today. Agreeing on a unified code supported by standards, and then creating a national educational initiative focused on regulators and operators to support widespread adoption of the code is critical to the future success of the industry.
  • Create and promote a repository of information on the status of commercial codes and standards adoptions state-by-state and nationwide.

Education Committee

The mission of the Education Committee is to identify the education needs of members and to recommend programs, services and policies compatible with the Association’s mission, goals and objectives that can be implemented to meet the identified member needs.

Education Committee Key Initiatives

  • Complete the Builders Manual and PSCC Workbook
  • Upon completion of the Builders Manual, the committee will begin and complete updates to the PSCC Workbook.
  • Expansion of Builders Certification Program
  • The Committee will begin fact-finding and research into expanding educational programs to include beginner and advanced builder programs.

Fiberglass Pool Manufacturers Council

The mission of the Fiberglass Pool Manufacturers Council is to represent the interests of fiberglass pool manufacturers to APSP as follows:

  • Communicate and monitor the issues impacting fiberglass manufacturers including emerging technology.
  • Discuss, prioritize and develop consensus around critical issues, risks and opportunities that need APSP action or consideration relating to the fiberglass segment of the industry.
  • Convey matters and desired outcomes to APSP Board and APSP President.
  • Provide Updates to APSP Publications and Materials Where Fiberglass Pools are Referenced
  • Recruit Fiberglass Pool Manufacturers to Join APSP
  • The Council will address future projects, and their timeline for execution, such as developing an installation manual for fiberglass pools.
  • Council will look into expanding educational programs including a certification for fiberglass pool installers.

Manufacturers Agents Council

The mission of the Manufacturers’ Agents Council is to represent Manufacturer Agent industry's interests to APSP as follows:

  • Implement and perpetuate a process regarding the key issues, concerns and opportunities as it relates to the Pool and Spa Industry.
  • Discuss, prioritize and develop consensus around key issues, risks and opportunities that need APSP action or consideration.
  • Communicate issues and desired outcomes to APSP Board and APSP President.
  • Promote APSP, the Pool and Spa industry and Better Business Practices.
  • Promote education, certification and recruitment for the industry.

Initiatives:

As this council represents “independent manufacturer sales agents”, a key focus will be

  • to engage more manufacturing companies and dealers that are not APSP members.This will hopefully bring more manufacturers and dealers to APSP member roles, and create more opportunities for the industry.
  • Designate liaison(s) for APSP Manufacturers Council so that the 2 councils may collaborate for future initiatives.
  • Promote and educate Manufacturer Agents on benefits of APSP membership.
  • Generate more exposure of the Industry through “sister Associations” such as MANA
  • Begin education on recruitment of employees to enter Pool/Spa Industry.
  • Host webinars that develop better skills/habits within the workforce geared toward manufacturer agent principles and employees.

Manufacturers Council

The mission of the Manufacturers Council is to represent manufacturer's interests to APSP as follows:

  • Implement and perpetuate a process to surface the key issues, concerns and opportunities from APSP member manufacturers.
  • Discuss, prioritize and develop consensus around key issues, risks and opportunities that need APSP action or consideration.
  • Communicate issues and desired outcomes to APSP Board and APSP President.
  • Regularly communicate with Board and APSP President to obtain their response to recommendations and follow-up on actions committed to by APSP.

Manufacturers Council Initiatives

  • Positioning APSP as the Leader for Industry Statistics and Data
  • The Manufacturers Council believes there is a need for increased industry data and statistics, and that APSP should take an active role in collecting and developing industry data and statistics.A task force was appointed to study the issue and to develop recommendation for the Council to consider
  • Recruit Manufacturers to Join APSP
  • APSP will become more successful as its industry penetration grows. The Manufacturer’s Council Leadership will work with Council members and APSP staff to develop a list of high value targets that could join APSP. Jointly they will develop plans to approach these potential members and help onboard them into the association.

Retail Council

Mission

The mission of the Retail Council is to advance the image, business, and well-being of the APSP retailer members collectively by doing together those things which individuals could not effectively achieve independently.

Retail Council Initiatives

The implementation of a Retail Training Course to address both segments of retail employees.This will include a blended learning approach using on-line, virtual and on-site training methods.

Service Council

Mission

The mission of the Service Council is to enhance the professionalism of the Service industry by creating awareness through education and training.

Service Council Initiatives

  • Education-
    • Ensure consistency on the shared sections of the manuals across all certification programs.
    • Consider introducing short instructional videos on various topics of the education programs.
    • Develop modules for the Service Tech Manual.
    • Identify a subject matter expert for the Service Tech Manual.
    • Collaborate with other Councils on updating education programs
    • Work on increasing the number of certified individuals.
  • Chapter Support- Service Council should consider increasing chapter support.
  • Value proposition- Show members the value of education.

Standard Technical Committees:

Product:Reviewing for technical accuracy all technical, safety and health affairs of the association, including development of policy recommendations and implementation of such policies.Review for technical accuracy product-related consensus standards, conduct appropriate scientific research and review other technical, safety and health activities as may be required.