Boards and Committees

Boards of Directors

The Iowa Newspaper Association and its related entities, INA Services Co. and the Iowa Newspaper Foundation, are each governed by a board of directors. Policy recommendations for the organization are generated by several committees. The various boards and committees are made up of representatives from member newspapers as well as other civic and business organizations, and assisted by INA staff liaisons.

Iowa Newspaper Association Board of Directors

The Iowa Newspaper Association’s mission is to protect, promote, foster and advance the interests of the members of the newspaper industry and to provide direction to the association’s two related boards. 

INA Services Co. Board of Directors

The INA Services Company’s mission is to advance the economic well-being of Iowa newspaper enterprises primarily through research, promotion and advertising sales. 

Iowa Newspaper Foundation Board of Directors

The Iowa Newspaper Foundation’s mission is to champion and improve the quality and future of Iowa’s newspaper enterprises and the communities they serve and to raise funds to fulfill this mission. 

Committees

The work of the INA is done by advisory committees which make recommendations to the three boards of directors (INA, INA Services Co. and INF).

The INA is always looking for members interested in serving on committees. INA members are encouraged to nominate themselves or others to serve on an INA or INF Committee. If you are an INA member interested in serving on a board or committee, please complete and submit the form here

Committees and their roles include:

All-State Committee - makes recommendations regarding the INA All-State Athletic Recognition program and makes up the selection committee for the Ed Thomas Mr. Football Award. Meets approximately two times per year.

Contest Committee - makes recommendations regarding INF Better Newspaper Contests categories, rules, awards and judging procedures. Meets approximately one time per year.

Continuing Education Committee - plans all educational events other than the convention program. Meets approximately one time per year.

Convention Program Committee – plans the annual convention, with committee members serving as moderators. Meets approximately one time per year.

Finance Committee – reviews the INA financial statements and annual budget. Meets approximately one time per year.

Fundraising Strategy Committee – serves as the chief oversight/support group for the Development Director on fundraising matters. Members of the committee include the INF President, the three INF Vice Presidents, the INA President and Vice President, the Development Director and the INA Executive Director.

Government Relations Committee - monitors legislation and makes recommendations to the board regarding the INA’s legislative program. Also monitors non-legislative government activities and when appropriate, makes recommendations to the board regarding INA activity. Meets approximately two times per year.

Marketing Committee - oversees activities of Customized Newspaper Advertising, the sales arm of the INA. The committee's emphasis is on efforts to bring new advertising dollars to newspapers and identify research and promotional opportunities. Meets approximately two times per year.

Nominating Committee (INA) - develops a nominating report to the membership for Iowa Newspaper Association board elections. Meets approximately one time per year.

Nominating Committee (INF) - develops a nominating report to the membership for Iowa Newspaper Foundation board elections. Meets approximately one time per year.

Scholarship Committee - administers several scholarship funds that provide assistance to Iowa students preparing for newspaper careers. Meets approximately one time per year.

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