The Southern SAWG Board of Directors is accepting nominations for candidates to be elected to the Board for terms beginning next spring. You may nominate yourself, or someone else (with their permission). The Board of Directors is responsible for establishing the long-range program focus for Southern SAWG, and for maintaining a strong and vibrant organization. Specific responsibilities include providing support and oversight for funding development, financial management, strategic planning and evaluation, and hiring and supervising the Executive Director. The Board of Directors is a governing body of volunteers that supports and oversees programmatic activities carried out by staff members.
Each volunteer Board member is elected to a three-year term, and is required to serve on at least one committee. Board members should be prepared to provide leadership as officers, committee chairs or members, or participants in a Board-appointed task force. Experience with governance of nonprofit organizations and/or with strategic thinking on a multi-state regional level is valuable in this position.
Candidates for nomination to the Board must be knowledgeable and supportive of SSAWG's mission and goals, live within the Southern region (Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia) and be willing to serve a complete term. Since Southern SAWG does not now have Board members from Oklahoma or Alabama, candidates from those states will be especially welcome.
Additional information about Southern SAWG, the Board of Directors, and the nomination process is available by contacting Charlie Maloney, Co-Chair of the Board Development Committee, at 804-785-9401 or by email. New candidates for the Board must submit a letter of interest and a resume with two references by September 15, 2013 to Charlie Maloney via email or USPS mail (Dayspring Farm, 942 Buena Vista Rd, Cologne VA 23181).
Candidates will be contacted by a Board Development Committee member for a telephone interview before the Board meets in late October. Newly elected Board members will begin their terms with the late winter/early spring Board meeting in 2014.