The International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) is seeking nominations from its general membership of qualified individuals for position on the ISA board of directors. The deadline to submit Nominations is December 14, 2009.
The ISA governance is restructuring into two distinct bodies beginning at the end of the March, 2010, ISA board meeting. One of these bodies will be the new ISA board of directors — composed of 15 members — and the other will be the Council of Component Representatives (CCR), which will be made of a representative of each of the ISA chapters and professional affiliations.
The structure of the future board will be made up of the president, the president-elect, and 13 directors. Of these 13 people, 5 are to be nominated and voted upon by the CCR and 8 from the membership-at-large. The transition plan installed the 5 current ISA vice presidents on the new board of directors leaving 8 positions to fill through an election process.
ISA is soliciting nominations from the ISA general membership. If you would like to nominate yourself or someone else as a candidate for the new ISA board of directors, send the name to Jerri Moorman at ISA (firstname.lastname@example.org). The person you nominate must be a current member of ISA.
The 5 current Vice President’s are NOT eligible for nomination since they automatically move to the new ISA Board. These individuals are:
Also, current Nominations and Elections Committee members are NOT eligible for nomination. Those individuals are:
The closing date for nominations is 4:30 PM (Central) on December 14, 2009.
As a reminder, the criteria by which nominees will be considered are:
1. Demonstrated positive leadership skills – professionally or as a volunteer
2. Professional objectivity and the ability to think strategically
3. Demonstrated interest in a broad range of arboricultural issues
4. ISA Board or equivalent experience and contribution
5. Demonstrated organizational support (can commit to doing the job given the time and travel commitments)
6. Demonstrated management skills