About Us

The Greater Kansas City Chapter of ARMA International is an association of professionals serving the Information Management field. Our membership includes records and information managers, archivists, corporate librarians, imaging specialists, legal professionals, knowledge managers, consultants, educators and members of the business community serving the Information Management profession.

As a not-for-profit association, our objective is to provide our members with continuing education and networking opportunities. This allows our members to use their skills and experience to influence the management of records, information, and knowledge as business assets and participate fully on the path to organizational achievement.

Records and information are vital assets. As technology becomes more complex, the volume of records larger, and the risk of damage or liability greater, the need for highly skilled records professionals is growing. As a result, an increasing number of businesses, government agencies, law firms, universities, utilities, and other organizations are turning to professional records managers for solutions. The high quality of record professionals found in the Greater Kansas City Chapter of ARMA International serve these needs. We invite you to join us.

For membership information, please contact Membership Director at membership@gkcarma.org.

Download Chapter By-laws here.

Board Positions

Detailed Board of Director job descriptions can be found in this document.

The position descriptions are not meant to be all encompassing nor do they supersede the responsibilities as described in the Chapter By-Laws.  The position descriptions are designed to act as a roadmap for Board Members and outline those responsibilities that are critical to the success of the Board and Chapter.

Chapter President 

The President is the Chief Executive Officer of the Chapter.  The President plays a major role in developing, updating, and implementing the Chapter’s Strategic Plan. The Presidential role is a three-year commitment.  Once elected, the individual serves as President-Elect for the first year, President for the second year, and Immediate Past President for the third year.

Chapter Immediate Past President

The Immediate Past President (IPP) is responsible for assisting with the transition of the incoming President, Chapter charitable outreach, swearing in new Board members, assisting with the development of the Chapter strategic plan and assisting with other projects as needed. The Immediate Past President role concludes a three-year Board commitment.

Chapter President Elect

The President Elect is responsible for learning the responsibilities associated with the President position, assuming the duties of the President in the absence of the President, serving as a lead for the strategic planning committee, concentrates on succession planning for the BOD and assisting the President and other Board members as needed. The President Elect position commences a three-year Board commitment.

Treasurer

The Treasurer is the Chief Financial Officer of the Chapter.  The Treasurer is responsible for managing Chapter finances and reporting on the condition of the Chapter’s finances in a timely and accurate fashion. The Treasurer position is a one year term and may not serve more than two consecutive terms in this position.  Considering the responsibilities and learning requirements of the position, it is preferred that an individual serve as Treasurer for two consecutive terms, assuming that they are elected to serve the second term.

Director of Arrangements

The Director of Arrangements is responsible for making all necessary Chapter monthly meeting arrangements.  This position requires attention to detail, strong organizational skills, and close collaboration with the Chapter Treasurer and restaurant vendors to ensure that the meetings run smoothly. The Director of Arrangements position is a one year term and may not serve more than two consecutive terms in this position.

Director of Education

In collaboration with the Board of Directors, the Director of Education is responsible for setting the holistic educational direction for the Chapter and developing the Spring Seminar program, including venue, topic, speaker selection, and identifying topics and arranging for speakers for the Chapter monthly meetings.  This position requires attention to detail, strong organizational and delegation skills. The Director of Education position is a one year term and may not serve more than two consecutive terms in this position.

Director of Communications

The Director of Communications (DOT) is responsible for updating and maintaining the GKC ARMA Web 2.0 and establishing a presence in new venues as directed by the BOD.  The Director of Communications is responsible for publishing a short monthly newsletter.   This position requires a moderate degree of comfort utilizing and understanding web technology. The Director of Communications position is a one year term and may not serve more than two consecutive terms in this position.

Director of Membership

The Director of Membership (DOM) is responsible for tracking current members and their tenure, welcoming new members, and initiating campaigns to increase Chapter membership.  Monitors the Chapter master member list including chapter tenure and updates prospect member lists. The Director of Membership position is a one year term and may not serve more than two consecutive terms in this position.

Secretary

The Secretary is responsible for maintaining the official records of the Chapter.  The Secretary is responsible for recording and maintaining minutes for all of the Board meetings and is the custodian of the corporate seal. The Secretary position is a one year term and may not serve more than two consecutive terms in this position.