About Us

What Is NAMPA? 

North American Mature Publishers Association (NAMPA) is the non-profit international association for publishers of local/regional senior and boomer publications. NAMPA was founded in 1994 to provide mature market publishers, editors, and other staff with regional information exchanges and meeting opportunities. NAMPA members publish over 95 publications with a combined circulation of over 4 million in the United States and Canada. NAMPA membership provides an opportunity to exchange ideas with other top publishing leaders in the mature market. We are a professional group of newspaper publishers meeting to share leading edge strategies and marketing tactics.

Why Should I Join NAMPA?

  • You will have the opportunity to meet with your peers in the mature publication market to share and learn from those doing the same thing that you do.
  • Learn about the best sales, marketing, editorial, and financial strategies
  • Have the opportunity to be part of the NAMPA Network to possibly receive national and regional print ad insertions
  • Obtain advertising referrals for your publication based on your listing on NAMPA's website.
  • Learn ways to improve your bottom line by increasing revenue and decreasing expenses.
  • Have the opportunity to annually compete with other publications of your size for awards honoring editorial and graphic design.
  • Have the opportunity to network with publishers via telephone conference calls, regional meetings, and at the annual national convention.
  • Have the opportunity to serve as a board member, officer, or committee member of NAMPA.
  • Receive the quarterly Newsletter "Courier"
Membership Benefits (PDF) Why should your senior/boomer publication join NAMPA? (PDF)

When Does NAMPA Meet? 

Throughout the year, members share information through our newsletter, emails, list server, and our website. Once you join NAMPA, you will receive announcements to advise you of regional and national meetings. Since 1994, many annual NAMPA national conventions and NAMPA regional meetings have been held in cities all over North America.

What are the Membership Criteria/Dues/Obligations?  

  • NAMPA Bylaws require that your publication be oriented to the mature market. 
  • Only publications that are oriented to the mature market and are published, at least three (3) times annually are eligible for REGULAR membership in NAMPA.
  • Those mature based publications who publish twice or once annually are eligible for ASSOCIATE membership in NAMPA.
  • A publication must have been in print for at least 12 months prior to applying for NAMPA membership.
  • A publication must be willing to donate one (1) full-page color ad space in their publication annually as part of NAMPA's fundraising event to help cover the association's annual expenses.
  • After a publication is approved for NAMPA membership, the publication must submit annually its membership dues, which currently is $150 plus $2 per thousand in circulation, and must meet all of the membership obligations as stated in the NAMPA Bylaws and pursuant to NAMPA's Board of Directors' policies.         

How to apply for NAMPA membership?

  • Mail your completed and signed NAMPA membership application along with the application fee of $200 payable to NAMPA and mail these to NAMPA, P. O. Box 19510, Shreveport, LA 71149-0510.
  • Upon receipt of your completed application and fee, the NAMPA Board of Directors will review your request for membership in NAMPA and contact you regarding their decision.
NAMPA Membership Application (PDF)

2024 NAMPA Officers and Board of Directors


Kevin VanGundy
Beacon Senior News, CO


Kevin Ferris

Mature Focus, IL


David Washburn
Senior Voice,  Alaska


Cheryl Adams
Tri-State Senior News, PA

Board Members

Dan Roberts
Las Vegas Voice, NV    

Daniel Short
Simply Seniors, UT

Susan Ross
Westchester Senior Voice, NY

William Mitchum
The Best Times, TN

Accepting Applications for Membership

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