The governing body of the Organization shall be a Board of Directors composed of the elected officers (9) and the elected directors (16) and the Chairman Emeritus. Elections for leadership positions are held in June, for terms beginning July 1st. Officers are elected for one-year terms; Directors are elected for three-year terms. The terms of Directors are staggered, with five Boards members retiring each year. Active NERO members who are interested in serving on the Board or as an Officer are encouraged to express their interest to any Officer, Board member or the Executive Director.