Board Members

Diane Wehrman, Chair
Scott Staudinger, Vice Chair
Eric Walth, Treasurer
Shera Smith, Secretary
Arnie Strebe, Darren Schmidt, Karie Mischel, Kristen Hansen, Jake Fisketjon, Hope Schiele Members at Large

All Board meetings are open to the public.

NPD is seeking new Board members. Below is a description of the NPD Board of Directors and a brief overview of what members can expect. If you or someone you know is interested in serving on the Board, Contact Us

Board Objective:

The Board will support the work of Northern Plains Dance and provide mission-based leadership.

Duties and/or Responsibilities:

•  Attending bimonthly board meetings, which involves reviewing outcomes and measuring NPD’s performance and effectiveness, as well as reviewing agenda and supporting materials prior to board and committee meetings.

•  Approving NPD’s annual budget, financial reports, and material business decisions.

•  Partnering with the Director and other board members to ensure that board resolutions are carried out.

•  Serving on committees or task forces and taking on special assignments as needed.

•  Assisting during NPD’s three annual public performances.

•  Participation in board driven fundraising activities.

•  Opening doors for organization staff to present to prospective donors about NPD’s mission and giving opportunities.

•  Assisting staff in thanking donors.

•  Identifying and recruiting new Board Members.

•  Contributing to an annual performance evaluation of the Director.

•  Representing NPD: acting as an ambassador for the organization.


Board terms/participation:

NPD Board Members will serve a three-year term to be eligible for re-appointment.