Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Affiliated Professional Chapter #0559
PO Box 8302, Watertown, NY 13601

Committees & Volunteer Opportunities  
Volunteer with NCHRA – a great way to connect to the North Country area Human Resources community, grow your skills, and have a lot of fun with others committed to supporting the professional growth of HR practitioners. Volunteers on all committees must be current members of the NCHRA chapter. You will be contacted by a member of our Board of Directors.   

  Complete the volunteer interest form here:

Government Affairs

The Chapter’s legislative advocate is the Chapter’s representative to state and federal legislative events. The advocate is responsible for updating the Board and Chapter each month on legislative issues and publishing to our members, and legal information that meets our members’ needs.    

For the North Country Human Resources Association, this means sharing information from SHRM and governmental bodies regarding how recently passed, modified, or proposed legislation may impact the world of work for HR professionals in the North Country. Additionally, the Government Affairs Volunteer Chair shares information regarding major federal and state speeches, budgets, and committee actions, breaks them down, and puts them in context.   

In partnership with SHRM’s Advocacy Team (A-Team), the Government Affairs Volunteer Chair also seeks to change the HR professional’s role in government from reactionary to direct proactive engagement. SHRM’s A-Team sends out information to regional Advocacy Captains regarding the SHRM’s policy priorities for the year, as well as call to actions on legislation SHRM advocates for or against. These voluntary call to action messages are shared with NCHRA members to determine whether they wish to use SHRM’s prepared messages in conveying SHRM’s stance to federal policymakers. They are also provided with context as to why SHRM is in favor or against the legislation, and how it impacts the world of work. SHRM/ A-Team’s motto: Policy, not Politics.    


Contact: Robert Killmer,