May 22, 2024

The International Regional Media Association (IRMA) is seeking nominations to fill volunteer board positions.

IRMA is a volunteer-driven organization, and service at the board level ensures the continued success of our association.

Why Join?
IRMA exists to strengthen the industry by connecting members through their passion for publishing and their communities. Members of the board benefit from introductions to other highly-placed magazine professionals across North America. It is an opportunity to hear what others are doing, build relationships and contribute in a positive way to the health of our industry.

In addition to oversight of the association (financial controls, governance), directors of IRMA contribute to the ongoing conversation about member benefits, activities of the organization, and other ways to help members meet their publishing goals. They assist in recruitment and retention of IRMA Members, selection of conference location, and setting strategic priorities that grow and sustain IRMA and its members. Read more about IRMA’s Mission, Vision and Values on the IRMA website.

– The board meets regularly by Zoom, as well as in person at the annual IRMA Conference. Board members are expected to attend the annual conference and Annual General Meeting.
– Elections by voting members take place annually at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of members, on the final day of the IRMA conference.
– Each member magazine has one vote.
– Each director’s term of office is up to four (4) years.
– The board is comprised of directors representing between nine (9) and 15 member magazines, as well as at-large members (such as committee chairs) and the Presidents Council (past Presidents of the Board).
– There are four officer positions, President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer, which are voted on at the annual meeting.

To nominate someone for a director’s position or an officer position, or for more information, please email the Nominating Committee in care of the Executive Director,

Other activities of IRMA are managed and advised on by committees. We welcome interest from members in being part of the Awards, Conference, Membership and Communications Committees. Please message us to learn more,

Officer Vacancies for 2024-2025 to be voted on at the 2024 Charlotte Conference:

President. The president shall be the principal executive officer of the corporation and shall in general supervise and control all of the business and affairs of the association. The president shall preside at all meetings of the members and of the board of directors. He or she may sign any contracts or other instruments which the board of directors has authorized to be executed, and, in general, shall perform all duties incident to the office of president and such other duties as may be prescribed by the board of directors from time to time.

Vice President. In the absence of the president or in the event of his inability or refusal to act, the vice president (or in the event that there be more than one vice president, the vice presidents in the order of their election) shall perform the duties of the president, and when so acting, shall have all the powers of and be subjected to all the restrictions upon the president. Any vice president shall perform such other duties as from time to time may be assigned by the president or by the board of directors.

Secretary. The secretary shall keep the minutes of the meetings of the members and of the board of directors in one or more books provided for that purpose; see that all notices are duly given in accordance with the provisions of these bylaws or as required by law; be custodian of the organization records; and in general perform all duties incident to the office of secretary and such other duties as from time to time may be assigned by the president or by the board of directors.

Treasurer. The treasurer shall act as liaison with the executive director on financial matters working for the current president and the board of directors in coordinating the budget for the year, and in general perform any fiscal duties as may be assigned by the president, or the board of directors.

Thank you,
Nominating Committee 2024
Kelly Mero, Arizona Highways
Käthe Lemon, Avenue
Annie Stoltie, Adirondack Life

2023-2024 IRMA Directors and Officers
President: Kelly Mero, Publisher, Arizona Highways
Secretary: Annie Stoltie, Editor, Adirondack Life
Treasurer: Andrea Lin, Publisher, Texas Highways
Edward Graves, CEO, New Mexico Magazine
Michelle Kelly, Editor and VP Content, Cottage Life
Kathe Lemon, President, Co-Owner, Avenue Magazine