ATC News

Nominations Open for ATC Board of Directors

April 22, 2020

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 2020 annual membership meeting, the time for which will be announced in the Summer issue of A.T. Journeys.

Under the ATC’s bylaws, membership meetings are held each year, and the elected leadership serves staggered three-year terms, with one-third of the 15 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 finally voted on by ATC membership at the annual meeting.

If you, or someone you know, are interested in serving on the ATC Board, we welcome your nomination.  We look at many criteria as we review all nominations for the board.  Most importantly, the ATC is a complex, national non-profit, and it is key that you or your nominee can show fiduciary oversight capabilities and experience of a similar scope in the non-profit or for-profit world. We believe a strong candidate must have a passion for the Appalachian Trail and be able to articulate that passion for the A.T. and the ATC’s mission. We also are committed to having a wide diversity of experience and thoughts on the board and look to have our leadership accurately reflect the society in which the Trail exists.

The volunteer board requires a commitment of your time, including four meetings per year and additional committee assignments. Board members must be ATC members in good standing.

All nominations, including self-nominations, should include both 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 above (oversight experience, passion for the A.T., diversity of thought, and time considerations).  Please submit a C.V. or resume if available. We take every nomination seriously, and we appreciate the time you put into the nomination and the nomination process.  The committee’s slate will be announced in an ATC publication/web site between June 14 and July 23, 2020.

Nominations should be sent no later than May 31, 2020 using one of the following methods:

[email protected]

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