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House of Delegates

The NAHU House of Delegates provides chapters and their members with the formal opportunity to shape the direction of their association. Exercising this right, by sending delegates to the convention, is one of a chapter's greatest responsibilities.

Who is represented in the House of Delegates?

NAHU's bylaws (Article XI) specifically identify the groups below as being represented in the House of Delegates (HOD). NAHU Board of Trustee members and former NAHU Presidents are not eligible to serve as chapter delegates. Lists of the NAHU Board and past NAHU Presidents are posted below. 

Appointing Delegates and Alternate Delegates

How to Appoint a Delegate and Alternate Delegate

  • Delegate Numbers by Chapter - Lists the number of delegates to which a chapter is entitled.

  • Who Can Be a Delegate? - Details the specific requirements about who can serve as a delegate as well as the special privileges of state chapter presidents. 

  • Delegate Appointment Form - Form required to appoint chapter delegates and alternate delegates. Complete it and email it to no later than May 22, 2020.

How Chapter Delegate Numbers are Determined

Each NAHU chapter is entitled to a minimum of three voting delegates. One additional voting delegate is allowed for each additional fifty (50) active members over 100 members listed on NAHU's roster on March 31, 2020. State chapters are eligible to send up to a maximum of eight (8) delegates to the House of Delegates. Local chapters have no such maximum.

Chapters may designate an alternate delegate for each one of its appointed delegates. An alternate delegate is used to replace a delegate who is unable to fulfill his or her voting duty. This transition occurs onsite at the Annual Convention during credentialing hours. The details of this process can be found below in the Credentialing Information section. All alternate delegates must be appointed by the May 22 deadline. 

A sample of how delegate numbers are assigned. State chapters are limited to eight delegates. 

  • Membership of 1-149 = 3 Delegates
  • Membership of 150-199 = 4 Delegates
  • Membership of 200-249 = 5 Delegates
  • Membership of 250-299 = 6 Delegates
  • Membership of 300-349 = 7 Delegates
  • Membership of 350-399 = 8 Delegates
  • Membership of 400-449 = 9 Delegates
  • Membership of 450-499 = 10 Delegates
  • Membership of 500-549 = 11 Delegates
  • Membership of 550-599 = 12 Delegates

Credentialing Information 

How to Get Credentialed - This document details the credentialing process, what technology is needed to participate and ways to become informed about the candidates and other items to be voted on during the House of Delegates. 

How to Credential an Alternate Delegate 

With the transition of the 2020 Annual Convention to a virtual platform the credentialing process has changed to accommodate this new location. Please read "How to Get Credentialed" to ensure you are aware of the process and what is required.

Being appointed as a delegate is not the same thing as being a credentialed delegate. You must be credentialed in order to be eligible to participate in the House of Delegates.

GoToWebinar System Requirements for Credentialed Delegates


Windows 7 - Windows 10
Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) - macOS Catalina (10.15)
Google Chrome OS
Android OS 5 (Lollipop) - Android 9 (Pie)
iOS 10 - iOS 12
Windows Phone 8+, Windows 8RT+
iPhone 4S or later
iPad 2 or later


Google Chrome (most recent 2 versions)
Mozilla Firefox (most recent 2 versions)


Computer: 1 Mbps or better (broadband recommended) 
Mobile device: 3G or better (WiFi recommended for VoIP audio) 


GoToWebinar desktop app
GoToWebinar mobile app
JavaScript enabled


2GB of RAM (minimum), 4GB or more of RAM (recommended)
Microphone and speakers (USB headset recommended)

House of Delegates Information

The House of Delegates is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, June 30, 11:00 a.m. - 2 p.m. (ET)

House of Delegates Handbook

Voting and Election Process for the House of Delegates

2019 House of Delegates Minutes

2020 - 2021 NAHU Board of Trustees Candidates

Only contested races are subjected to a vote. Regional Vice Presidents serve a two year term. This year the even regions are up for election.  

President – Dane Rianhard
(Delegates do not vote for the President, the President-elect automatically assumes this position.)
President-elect – Eugene Starks 
Vice President – Kelly D. Fristoe, LUTCF, SGS
Treasurer – Eric Kohlsdorf
Secretary – Alycia Riedl 
Region II Vice President – David Mordo
Region IV Vice President – Paul J. Scholz
Region VI Vice President – Doris Waller, LPRT
Region VIII Vice PresidentPatrick Burns, CEBS

Voting for all contested races will occur in the House of Delegates.

 The deadline for delegate appointments is Friday, May 22, 2020.

 Note: Delegate appointment is a separate process from convention registration. You must complete a convention registration form, and pay all applicable fees, to register for convention.

Please contact Brooke Willson with any questions.