National Board Election

In just a couple of months, voting opens for the NSP Board of Directors election. Before then, eligible voters will have several opportunities to learn more about the candidates.


The Board of Directors runs NSP, so understanding who the Board candidates are is critical to the success of the organization. The Board is comprised of 13 members. Every year 4-5 members are elected. Four members will be elected this year. Board members serve three-year terms and can serve up to two consecutive terms

You can read about the nine candidates in their own words on the NSP website. Here, you will find their Statement, Resume and Application.

Meet the Candidates

You can also meet the candidates virtually through several upcoming Candidates Forums hosted by NSP Division Directors. The dates are:

  • Wednesday, September 29, at 2030

  • Sunday, October 10 at 1930

  • Wednesday, October 27 at 2030

  • Sunday, November 7 at 1930

The October 10, 27 and November 7 recordings can be found on the NSP Elections page.

Following is the timeline for the 2021 election, as established in Article X of the NSP Bylaws: 

September 15 - Announcement of nominees selected by the Nominations Committee

October 15 - Voting opens 

December 1 - Voting closes

January 1 - New board members take office

Special Ballot Question


This year, there will be a special ballot question that will ask for your thoughts on whether our bylaws should be amended to make Mountain Hosts and Bike Hosts full Traditional Members. This would allow these members for vote in our National elections. For more information, click here.

Please read this short description of the specific proposal, as well as brief Pros and Cons related to this issue.

How to Vote

  • Log in to

  • Click on the "Vote" icon (see below)

  • Vote on the Mountain Host question

  • Vote for up to four candidates

  • If you have any questions, or would like to talk about our choices, contact Skip Mudge.