We are excited to present to you the following SERNW Board of Director’s ballot The six positions we ask you to review and vote on are:
- Executive Vice President
- Director at Large Position 1
- Director at Large Position 2
We encourage all of our membership to cast and submit their ballots. Please return your ballot to firstname.lastname@example.org. (this email) . (Our elections committee is the only one with access to this email, so your vote is secure). I have attached both a pd and a word version. You can either print out the pdf and fill it out and scan and email back to us, or fill out the word version and save it or pdf it and send it back.
The term for each position is two years, with a limit of two terms per position. We would like to express our gratitude to those that have served in these positions for the last 2 to 4 years. These positions are vital to the future of the SERNW.
We welcome you to join our team for professionally and personally rewarding activities promoting the science and practice of ecological restoration. We encourage professional diversity.
For a more in-depth description of board positions and duties, please see Article V of the SERNW bylaws, available at the bottom of this page.
SERNW Board Elections
The SERNW Board consists of an Executive Board and five Members at Large, in addition to a Student Board member and Website/Publications Board Director. All Board members serve two year terms, taking office at the summer Board meeting, and hold office until his or her successor has been elected and qualified. Terms are staggered, with the President, Executive VP, Secretary and Positions 1 and 2 being elected in odd years, and Program VP, Web and Publications, Student Board member, and At-Large Directors 3-5 being elected even years.
Article V. Section 5 of the SERNW Bylaws states that Regular elections will be held annually each spring, with Board members taking seats at the next Board meeting. New Directors and current Directors shall be elected or re-elected by a simple majority of voting members participating in the election. Voting members consist of all members paying SERNW dues. Membership in SER separately is not a requirement for voting in SERNW elections.
Article V, Section 6 states that a Nominating Committee is responsible for nominating a slate of prospective board members to represent the chapter’s diverse constituency. The slate of nominees shall be presented to the voting membership as a ballot, and distributed in the spring quarter. Chapter members may submit additional nominations for Board positions to the Nominating Committee prior to distribution of the final ballot.
Article V, Section 10 states that if the office of president is vacated, the Executive Vice President shall assume the duties of the President for the balance of the unexpired term of the President. The Board of directors shall fill all other vacancies of any unexpired term of the Board Directors through appointment of Chapter Members.