The NCDSA Board of Directors is composed of 13 members who are committed to serving a minimum two year term and are elected in staggering sequence by NCDSA’s nominating committee. The Executive Committee includes the President of the Board, Vice-President of the Board, Secretary, Treasurer and the Chairs of the Governance Board.

The NCDSA Bylaws describe how committees are formed, officers are elected, and Board meetings are conducted.

Bylaws of The North Carolina Down Syndrome Alliance

In the Spring of 2019 NCDSA’s Governing Board and team of employees met to create a 1 year vision for the future of the organization. This vision was based on feedback from stakeholders, including individuals with Down syndrome, their families, and community professionals who serve them.

Directional Priorities

New Mission – Incorporate a new mission and vision statement that will provide direction for what we do, why we do it, and how we do it.

Measuring our Impact – Develop and implement a process to measure and examine our programs and other activities for desired impact.

High-Level Volunteers – Foster and create opportunities for volunteers to be engaged with us in ways in which they have a sense of ownership in helping us accomplish our mission.

Educating Families – Utilize technology to better meet families’ education needs in the context of our fast-paced and busy culture.

Outreach and Diversity – Become aggressive learners to better understand diversity dynamics in a way that shapes a solid foundation on how we can reach a broader and more diverse group of people impacted by the NCDSA.

Next Frontier – Become leaders and the leading resource in the Down syndrome community when it comes to how to best support and serve families dealing with the challenges associated with independence and aging.

2019-2020 Strategic Planning Document

2016-2019 Strategic Planning Document