Executive Committee Nominations Open

The WA-BC Chapter of AFS is accepting nominations for five open positions on the Executive Committee. Ever think about developing and refining your leadership skills? Or maybe just giving a little back to an organization that does so much for students, professional development, and natural resource conservation? Then now is a great time to get more involved and help the chapter chart the course into the future. It doesn’t matter if you’re still in school, a young professional just getting started in your career, nearing (or already in) retirement, or somewhere in between – the Executive Committee needs members at all stages in their career. Remember, you can nominate yourself or we can contact someone you think would be a good nominee.

The open positions that nominations are being accepted for are listed below. All candidates must be AFS members in good standing.

1. Vice-President (four-year term), serves the first year as VP, the second year as President-Elect, the third year as President, and the fourth year as Past-President.

2. Student Subunit Representative (one-year term).

3. Communications Director (two-year term)

4. Secretary (two-year term)

5. Treasurer (two-year term)

The election will be run through June 15, and terms will officially start after the AFS national meeting in Reno, Nevada. Further descriptions of duties each position carries out can be found in our bylaws (https://wa-bc.fisheries.org/about-us/bylaws/). Feel free to contact current or recent officers to find out about their experience leading the Chapter.

Nominations are due by 5:00 pm PST on Wednesday, May 15. Please email your nominations to Tamara Knudson, Past-President ([email protected]). Nominations may contain a brief written statement that includes the position you are nominating for, your background, why you want to serve on the Executive Committee, and what vision you have for the Chapter. These statements will be made available to the Chapter membership for use in voting. Please also include a photograph of yourself that can be used for the election. Contact Tamara Knudson, Nominating Committee Chair, at the above email address if you have any questions.

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