Parliamentarians of Metro New York (PMNY) of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF PARLIAMENTARIANS® (NAP),, was chartered on November 30, 2014.  Our  mission and vision is to promote the study of parliamentary procedure and provide engaging workshops and consulting services to local groups and organizations to support and encourage the proper practice of parliamentary procedure.


We are pleased to introduce the 2019-21 Board of Directors as follows:
President - Nilda E. Rivera, PRP
Vice President - Leona Willis
Secretary – Shmuel Gerber, PRP
Treasurer - Beverly S. Tatham, PRP


The Unit is comprised of members who hail from the five boroughs of New York City, Long Island, and Westchester County. The charter members are: Isatu Kanu-James, Marlo Gantt, Renell Grant, Portia Harvey, Wilhelmine James, Veronica Malone, Loraine Richardson McCray, Nilda Rivera, Esq., Beverly Tatham, Esq., Jacqueline Waiters & Tyrone Waiters.  


Since its charter the Unit's membership has grown in size and proficiency.  Our membership comprises of men and women of diverse professional background including the field of medicine, nursing, intellectual property law, education, television and film production.  The Unit's membership included several credentialed members who have successfully demonstrated an in-depth knowledge of parliamentary procedure as well as the highest level of proficiency in the practice of parliamentary procedure.   Additionally, the Unit was recognized for its membership growth and increase in credentialed members at the 41st NAP Biennial Convention.    


The Unit has partnered with the Office of Manhattan Borough President Gayle A. Brewer, Office of Bronx Borough President Rueben Diaz Jr., and New York City Department of Education Division of Family and Community Engagement to provide educational programs.  Presently, the Unit is preparing to host its 4th Annual Public Educational Workshop - Virtual & Vital on July 12-13, 2020 via Zoom Meetings.  This two-part series of informative and interactive workshops will be facilitated by distinguished NAP members.  There will also be an opportunity for attendees to learn more about NAP and PMNY membership.  

In the interim, we invite you to join us at our meetings, programs and/or activities which will be announced via or mailing list and social media accounts.


Our Mission

Mission Statement: PMNY Unit is a trusted resource within the Metro NY area that provides parliamentary procedure training and development for effective meeting management and good governance.

Guided Principles
  • Reflect a commitment to fundamental parliamentary principles

  • Promote diversity, democratic decision-making and civic involvement

  • Maintain and enhance professional parliamentary credentialing standards

  • Promote knowledge and awareness of parliamentary procedure

  • Encourage partnerships and inclusiveness.