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Nominations for AW Directors Close July 1

Posted: 06/15/2014
by Mark Singleton

Nominations for next years new Directors close on July 1st. If you are interested in this opportunity please submit your Nomination Form and Questionnaire today.
A healthy, vibrant, participatory and functional Board of Directors is critical to the long term stability and effective governance of American Whitewater. This requires Directors with a passion for our mission and a mix of appropriate skills to help guide AW and meet the challenges we face, both now and in the future.
While we will consider all qualified candidates, we are specifically searching for candidates that represent the west coast, inter-mountain west and northeast who have the ability to show up for meetings and add valuable skills to the board. Prior nonprofit experience is helpful. Priorities for new board seats in this election cycle are as follows.
Preferred Skill Sets and Attributes: 
• Understanding of technology, CRM and analytics
• Marketing, social media and communication skills
• Understanding of finance
• Diversity in gender
• Previous corporate or large non-profit board experience is preferred
• Passion for our river stewardship mission
2014 AW Board of Directors Election Timeline: 
July 1 - Nomination recruitment ends 
July/August - Nomination review process
Sept 1 - Successful nominees notified
Nov 1 - Election begins 
Dec 15 - Election ends 
Dec 16 - New AW Directors are notified
First face-to-face Board meeting scheduled for the third weekend in May 2015
Serving on the AW Board of Directors is a voluntary (unpaid) commitment that requires the following participation: 
• Board terms are three years
• Participation in a minimum of three teleconference calls
• Attendance at face-to-face Spring Board Meeting (typically scheduled the third weekend in May)
Please carefully review the Board of Directors Recruitment Information Package. This package explains the role and responsibility of a Director, the required qualifications, the necessary commitment and the process by which Director’s are nominated and elected to serve.
If you are interested in serving a volunteer AW Director please complete the Board Nomination Form and Questionnaire. You can obtain an electronic copy of this form and the Board of Directors Recruitment Information Package on our website at: Our Organization > Board of Directors > Recruitment Information Package. The completed Nomination Form and Questionnaire, two (2) letters of recommendation and a high resolution digital photo are due to the nominating committee by July 1. Please email the required information to Mark Singleton with a subject heading of "AW Board of Directors Nomination."
If you have any questions or wish to discuss any aspect of the nomination process please contact Mark Singleton, AW’s Executive Director.