Update from the WILPF-US Nominating CommitteePublished on December, 05 2013
by Marie-Louise Jackson-Miller on behalf of the WILPF-US Nominating Committee
The Nominating Committee is excited to seek applicants among our members to serve on the WILPF-US Board. Let us know if you are interested in this opportunity by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications are due by Jan. 1, 2014. If you would like to encourage a colleague or friend in WILPF to apply to our board, please nominate them! Board applications and nominating forms can be found on our website under Leadership Opportunities. It is good practice to contact the person you’d like to nominate and let them know your plans.
Our WILPF-US board positions include: president or team of two co-presidents for a term of two years; secretary for a term of one year; treasurer for a term of three years; two program committee chairs – 1st place candidate will serve a three-year term and 2nd place candidate will serve a one-year term; personnel committee chair for a term of three years; development committee chair for a term of two years; nominating committee chair for a term of two years; membership development committee chair for a term of three years; and two at-large board members – 1st place candidate will serve two years and 2nd place candidate will serve one year. After these initial staggered terms are completed, all subsequent terms will be three years. Brief descriptions of these positions can be found in our WILPF Bylaws on our website.
There are also appointed positions available. The WILPF-US board may appoint up to two WILPF-US United Nations Representatives as well as two Youth UN Representatives. Our UN Representatives do not participate in governance decisions on the WILPF-US board, but they do speak for our organization in an international body and carry WILPF's message to individual diplomats. Recently, on Nov. 19, the nominating committee approved and the current WILPF-US board appointed Rachel Nagin to replace Abigail Ruane who will complete her term as our WILPF-US UN Representative at the end of Dec. 2013. After her training in December, Rachel will officially begin in January 2014 for a 2-year term.
Our current nominating committee members are: Sabreena Britt from Sacramento, CA; Kristin Alder from Southlake, TX; Laurie Gates from Cape Cod, MA; Pat O’Brien from Cambridge, MA and Marie-Louise Jackson-Miller from Quincy, MA (convener).