WEA Board of directors
The Wilderness Education Association is governed by a group of peer-elected directors that serve three-year terms. Our By-Laws dictate that elections are held annually with board terms beginning in June 1 in conjunction with our fiscal year. An election ad hoc committee oversees the recruitment and vetting of candidates. Read more about the Board of Directors' Role and Elections and election process below.
The WEA also relies on Standing Committees and other volunteers and staff to advance the mission of the organization.
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2023-2024 Board of Directors
Board Function and Elections
The Board of Directors works closely with the WEA National Office to ensure that the operations of the association are in line with the mission and vision of the association. Board members are elected and serve a three-year term, meeting monthly via teleconference and twice annually in person at the International Conference on Outdoor Leadership and for a mid-year meeting. Board members may serve either on the Executive Committee or as a Committee Chair. These positions are determined within the elected Board of Directors. Board members play a crucial role in the association and are entrusted to provide direction and support of the mission and vision. The Board of Directors is always seeking highly motivated individuals who are willing to serve.
Nominations and Election
Read the job description here [PDF].
Eligibility to serve as a Board member shall be determined by the current Board of Directors by majority vote. Ineligible candidate’s names will be stricken from the ballot.
Candidate Document Submission