Nominations sought for GWS Board; deadline is July 1

Each year, two seats on the Board of Directors come up for election. This year, the seats are held by David Parsons and Barrett Kennedy, both of whom are reaching the end of their second three-year term on the Board and are therefore unable to run again. We are now accepting nominations of GWS members who would like run for these open seats. The term of office runs from January 1, 2017, through December 31, 2019. Nominations are open through July 1, 2016.

The nomination procedure is as follows: members nominate candidates for possible inclusion
on the ballot by sending the candidate’s name to the Board’s nominating committee.
The committee then, in its discretion, determines the composition of the ballot from the field
of potential candidates. Among the criteria the nominating committee considers when determining
which potential candidates to include on the ballot are his/her skills and experience
(and how those might complement the skills and experience of current Board members), the
goal of adding to and/or maintaining the diversity on the Board, and the goal of maintaining a
balance between various resource perspectives on the Board. It also is possible for members
to place candidates directly on the ballot through petition; for details, contact the GWS office.
To be eligible, both the nominator and the potential candidate must be GWS members
in good standing (it is permissible to nominate one’s self ). Potential candidates must be
willing to travel to in-person Board meetings, which usually occur once a year; take part in
Board conference calls, which occur several times per year; help prepare for and carry out the
biennial conferences; and serve on Board committees and do other work associated with the
Society. Travel costs and per diem to the annual Board meeting are paid for by the Society;
otherwise there is no remuneration.

To propose someone for possible candidacy, send his or her name and complete contact
details to: Nominating Committee, George Wright Society, P.O. Box 65, Hancock, MI
49930-0065 USA, or via email to All potential candidates will be
contacted by the nominating committee to get background information before the final ballot
is determined. Again, the deadline for nominations is July 1, 2016.