Members, including current board members, must apply annually to serve on the Board of Directors. Eligible candidates must be current members in good standing to serve on the board. Some positions are more sought after, so candidates are encouraged to list at least three positions when expressing interest in board service. If you feel unqualified for a position (or don’t have specific experience in that area), don’t let that prevent you from applying for that position. The outgoing board member or another board member will always be available to guide you along the way.
Board members are elected for one board year term. Any current board members who would like to be considered for a new board year term must reapply each year.
If interested in board service, please send an email to email@example.com with:
- A current resume
- The WCA Board Application Form (email firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Your choice of two to three position preferences in priority order, with any supporting statements you wish to include
- Any questions you have
January/February: A formal call for board nominations is emailed to the membership. However, board nominations are accepted all year. The nominating committee reviews applications between January and February for a term start date of June 1. All candidates are reviewed on a rolling basis to be considered for any open positions or the next board term.
February/March: A nominating committee consisting of five WCA members (elected by the membership to represent them) reviews all board applications and does its best to match candidates with positions. The committee may interview applicants before preparing a slate of officers for the new board year.
March: The slate of officers is presented to members at the member meeting to approve or reject the slate.
April/May: The newly elected board members meet with the incoming president and/or outgoing board members currently holding their position to help prepare for the upcoming board year and ensure a smooth transition.
June: The new board year starts June 1st and runs through May 31st the following year.