Nominations are Open for Board of Directors and ATC Stewardship Council Members

Date Published: Jan 26, 2017

The ATC is looking to add new members to its Board of Directors and Stewardship Council, which will help guide the management and protection of the Appalachian Trail in the coming years.

ATC Board of Directors

Appalachian National Scenic Trail with BlazeNominations are now open for the positions of four officers and 11 directors who would serve as the Appalachian Trail Conservancy's (ATC) governing body after elections by members attending this August's membership meeting at Colby College in Waterville, Maine. A slate of nominees will be selected by a committee chaired by Bob Almand of Suwanee, Georgia, former chair of the ATC.

A diverse range of skills and experiences suitable for national nonprofit governance is being sought among new nominees, and the ATC's members are encouraged to engage in the process. Nominees from diverse backgrounds and experiences are encouraged. Desirable qualifications include a passion for the A.T. and commitment to its partnership network, as well as various other skills such as:

  • Experience with Trail management across different regions.
  • Leadership skills.
  • Prior not-for-profit board experience.
  • Involvement in and understanding of the hiking community.
  • Legal skills.
  • Information technology skills.
  • Experience with conservation, land trusts, government/politics, education, publishing, fund-raising, communications/marketing, accounting/financial management, and personnel management.
  • Contacts and influence with the business community, foundations, and governmental agencies.

The board, representing all of the ATC members, focuses on strategic directions for the ATC, financial stability, and operations in a broad sense. All nominations should include both the nominee's name and the nominator's name, address, telephone number and email address, with a description of the person's relevant experience, skills and attributes. Additional materials, such as a resume, are welcome. The committee's slate will be announced in A.T. Journeys in April 2017.

Nominations should be sent as soon as possible via one of the following methods:

Email:

[email protected]

Mail:

Bob Almand, Chair, Nominating Committee
Appalachian Trail Conservancy
P.O. Box 807
Harpers Ferry, WV 25425

ATC Stewardship Council

The ATC is calling for candidates for the 2017-2019 Stewardship Council. This special committee of the ATC board oversees policy development and programs related to stewardship of the A.T. and its surrounding lands and resources. The council takes a lead role in volunteer development and training, outreach and education, and identifying and mitigating threats to the Trail.

Candidates should demonstrate skills and experience conducive to effective management of the A.T., a conservation mindset, a holistic view of Trail stewardship and a commitment to volunteer leadership. Members are expected to attend at least two two-day meetings each year and participate actively on council committees and in ATC task force and working groups, usually by email or conference call.

Please send candidate recommendations by April 15 to one of the following:

Email:

[email protected]

Mail:

Stewardship Selections
Appalachian Trail Conservancy
P.O. Box 807
Harpers Ferry, WV 25425

For more information about both of these positions, visit appalachiantrail.org/leadership.





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