Mount Washington Improvement Association is governed by a board of directors consisting of:
18 at large directors selected for three-year terms (each year, six at large director positions come up for election)
3 honorary directors who are the three immediate past presidents of the Association; an area director (two-year term); and area captains elected for one-year terms.
In late winter/early spring, a nominating committee consisting of board members and members of the community nominate a slate of board members. That slate is voted upon at the Annual Member Meeting in June.
From among the board members, the new board then elects officers who serve for one year. The structure and governance of MWIA are described in the association's by-laws.