ATC News

Nominations Now Open for ATC Board of Directors

April 29, 2021

Nominations are now open for positions on the Appalachian Trail Conservancy’s (ATC) Board of Directors. Elections and certifications for open director positions will take place during the 2021 annual membership meeting, the time for which will be announced in the Spring/Summer 2021 issue of A.T. Journeys magazine.

Elected Board members serve staggered three-year terms, with one-third of the 17 board positions becoming open each year. A slate of nominees will be selected by our nominating committee, which is within our governance committee. This slate will then be approved by the full board and ultimately voted upon by the ATC membership.

If you, or someone you know, are interested in serving on the ATC Board of Directors, we welcome your nomination. We look at many criteria as we review all nominations for the board. A current and strategic focus is to expand board skills in the area of conservation.

Candidates who bring professional and/or experiential knowledge in key areas, such as land trust operations, conservation and/or climate change policy advocacy, and cooperative management systems, are encouraged. The ATC is a complex, national non-profit and it is important that you or your nominee can demonstrate fiduciary oversight capabilities and experience of a similar scope in the non-profit or for-profit world. Strong candidates will have a passion for the Appalachian Trail (A.T.) and be able to articulate that passion for the A.T. and the ATC’s mission. We are committed to having our leadership reflect the Trail’s users and advocates, with a broad diversity of life experiences and thoughts.

Serving on ATC’s volunteer board requires a substantial commitment of time throughout the year, including four multi-day board meetings and multiple committee assignments which often meet monthly. Board members must be ATC members in good standing.

All nominations, including self-nominations, should include the nominee’s and the nominator’s name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address, with a description of the person’s relevant experience, skills and attributes with emphasis on the criteria noted above. Please submit a C.V. or resume, if available. We seriously consider every nomination and appreciate the time you invest into the nomination process. Please note that a background check will be performed on candidates prior to confirmation of the slate. The committee’s slate will be announced publicly, including on the ATC website, by July 30, 2021.

Nominations are to be sent no later than June 11, 2021, using one of the following methods:


[email protected]


Rubén Rosales, Chair, Nominating Committee
Appalachian Trail Conservancy
799 Washington Street
PO Box 807
Harpers Ferry, WV 25425

To view our current Board of Directors and ATC Leadership, visit