SWPACC Elections – 2022

Join our Board!

Photo collage of SWPACC board members

Do you or someone you know have:

  • a passion for climbing?
  • an interest in giving back to the climbing community?
  • a desire for hands-on experience with a nonprofit board?

Please nominate yourself as a candidate for the SWPACC Board of Directors 2022 Elections! Five (5) of eleven (11) board seats are up for election this year.

Experience is not required; you will learn as you go!

It is important that the composition of the board mirrors that of our southwestern PA climbing community. Help us continue to build more representation at the leadership level.

If you have a commitment and passion for fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion in our community we encourage you to nominate yourself. Similarly, if you have skills in marketing, communications, finance, accounting, nonprofit management, strategic planning, event management or in other comparable spaces, let us know in your nomination form.

Important Dates

September 16, 2022 – Deadline to Submit a Nomination: EXTENDED TO SEPTEMBER 23!
October 19 – Annual Meeting & Elections (virtual)
Candidates are highly encouraged to attend this virtual meeting to briefly share their reasons for wishing to serve on the Board and promote the mission of SWPACC. Candidates who cannot attend the election have the option to pre-record a video/audio statement.
October 19 – 25 – Voting is open to all joint members of SWPACC and Access Fund
November 16 – SWPACC Board Meeting
During this meeting the new Board will select Officers: President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer. An officer position is held for one year.

Eligibility

Candidates for the Board must be current joint members of Access Fund and SWPACC. All current joint members of Access Fund and SWPACC are eligible to vote in the election process. If you are unsure of your membership status, email info@swpacc.org.

Commitment

Board terms last for two years. Board member responsibilities include:

  • Attending (in-person or virtually) 75% of board meetings each year. Currently, the board has been meeting every other month/six times a year (approximately 2-hour meetings).
  • Participating in decision-making/discussion.
  • Staying informed regarding the organization’s work and finances.
  • Supporting the mission of SWPACC, which is….”to promote the responsible development of climbing and bouldering in southwestern Pennsylvania, to disseminate information about development and conservation of the resource, and to gain and preserve access.”

View the full board member agreement here.

Questions?

Email us at info@swpacc.org.

SUBMIT YOUR BOARD NOMINATION

Get Involved!

If you’re not ready to join the board yet, but still would like to contribute, join one of SWPACC’s four committees! Email us your interest and we will get you connected.

Governance – Responsible for establishing the policies and procedural functions of the organization.

Communications – Disseminates publicly the mission and identity of SWPACC and provides information to, dialogues with, and generates engagement from community members at large.

Access+Stewardship – Facilitates stewardship of, access to, and communication of information regarding outdoor climbing spaces.

Community – Responsible for organizing and sponsoring community initiatives and events, and fostering a positive social environment in which all climbers can take part, contribute, and benefit as active members.

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