Honorary Associate Members are selected by the NEPCO Board of Directors for services they have provided to the NEPCO members over a extended period of time. Any individual, group or organization, not eligible for Active Membership, may be recognized by the NEPCO Board of Directors, with approval of the Active Membership, for significant contributions to the overall improvement of the communities within the NEPCO area. This recognition shall be in the form of a free Honorary Associate Membership. Any Active Member constituent association may initiate nominations for Honorary Associate Membership. Honorary Associate Members shall have the right of full participation in NEPCO activities, but no voting rights.