Two vacancies have arisen on the RTPI general assembly. One is for a term until 31 December 2013 and the other for a term until 31 December 2014. Fellows or ordinary members are invited to apply for either vacancy.
The general assembly is the debating chamber of the institute and meets three times a year in central London. It is also responsible for the RTPI's corporate policy. Each year, the assembly elects six corporate members, a young planner and an association representative for the board of trustees. Meetings normally start at 11am and finish in the late afternoon or early evening.
Membership of the general assembly offers an opportunity to debate matters of importance to the institute, to hear presentations from a range of speakers and organisations and to network with other planning professionals.
Assembly meetings are chaired by the president. Members of the institute are entitled to attend the meetings, provided they have let the staff organising the day know that they will be present.
Overall, the RTPI is governed, under the provisions of its royal charter and byelaws, through a board of trustees with a general assembly, supported by various regional and specialism-based committees. We also hold an annual general meeting which is open to all RTPI members, allowing them to play a part in any major decisions.
Colin Bendall is RTPI governance officer. The deadline for completed applications is Friday 30 August. For further details, email email@example.com