Bylaws Amendment Proposals

2023 NBDA National Conference
Reconnecting to Thrive Together: Reconnect, Recharge, Thrive!
August 8-13, 2023
Sheraton Birmingham Hotel
Birmingham, Alabama

Bylaws Workshops Powerpoint

January 7, 2023:        An Overview of Parliamentary Rules and Procedures (PPT)
February 11, 2023:    How to Make and Submit a Motion for a Bylaws Amendment (PPT)
March 18, 2023:        Different Motions and Its Purposes (PPT)
                                    Robert's Rules of Order: Voting on a Motion (Sheet)

In accordance with the Article VIII, Section 1 Amendments of the NBDA Bylaws, Bylaws Committee must receive proposed bylaws amendment(s) by June 8, 2023 – 60 days prior to the 2023 NBDA Conference. Each active chapter will receive a copy of the listed bylaws amendment proposals 30 days prior to the 2023 NBDA Conference through the Regional Representatives (Member-at-Large will receive through Secretary). Proposed amendments will be read at the General Membership Meeting during the 2023 NBDA Conference in Birmingham, AL. Newly ratified NBDA Bylaws will take effective upon the completion of the conference. Copy of the ratified Bylaws will be made available immediately on the NBDA website.

Please use the online Proposed NBDA Bylaws Amendment Form to submit your proposed bylaws amendment for consideration. One form per proposal. You must be a member in good standing to fill out the form. If you are not a returning member or do not renew your membership, your proposal will not be considered.

Important Timeline and Deadlines:

  • June 8, 2023  @ 11:59 PM EST - Deadline to submit proposed Bylaws amendments to the *Regional Representatives (60 days prior to the 2023 NBDA Conference).
  • June 9, 2023  - Bylaws Committee reviews proposed amendments for 30 days.
  • July 9, 2023 - Copies of accepted proposed amendments will be posted on the website and sent to the chapters through *Regional Representatives (30 days prior to the 2023 NBDA Conference).
  • August 8, 2023  - Proposed amendments to the NBDA Bylaws are read at the NBDA General Memberhsip Meeting. **Affirmative vote of two-third (2/3) of the voting members are needed to approve proposed amendments and adopt ratification of the NBDA Bylaws to act upon immediately thereafter.

*NBDA Regional Representatives Contact Information:

  • Patrice Creamer, Eastern Region Representative:
  • William Babineaux, Midwestern Region Representative:
  • Marcus Washington, Southern Region Representative:
  • Kimberly Mitchell, Southwestern Region Representative:
  • Janaee Cobb, Western Region Representative:

**Article VIII; Section 1 Amendments of the NBDA Bylaws

Contact & Bylaws Committee


Kimberly Lucas
Chair of the Bylaws Committee

Bylaws Committee Members
Connell Crooms, Darrin Smith, Obioma U. Officer, Benro Ogunyipe