Nominations Open for ATC Board of Directors

Nominations are now open for the positions of secretary and four directors who would serve on the Appalachian Trail Conservancy’s (ATC) governing body after elections that will be certified at this year’s annual membership meeting August 12 at the National Conservation Training Center near Shepherdstown, West Virginia.

Under the ATC’s bylaws, membership meetings are now held each year, rather than every other year, and the elected leadership serves staggered terms, with one third of the positions coming open each year. A slate of nominees will be selected by a committee chaired by outgoing Secretary Betsy Thompson of Ridgefield, Connecticut, and including directors Norm Findley of Atlanta and Rubén Rosales of Cambridge, Massachusetts.

A diverse range of skills and experiences suitable for national nonprofit governance is being sought among nominees, and the ATC’s members are encouraged to engage in the process. Desirable qualifications include a passion for the A.T. and commitment to its partnership network, as well as various skills. The board, representing all of the ATC’s members, focuses on directions for the ATC, financial stability, and operations in a strategic sense. All 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. Additional materials, such as a résumé, are welcome. The committee’s slate will be announced in an ATC publication between June 14 and July 23.

Nominations should be sent not later than March 15, 2018, to:
[email protected] or by mail to

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

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