USGBC-STL Board Nominations Now Open!

Like clockwork, it’s that time of year again. While local and national elections aren’t nearly as hot as last year, we hope you’ll still pay attention to the Chapter elections!

USGBC-STL is seeking nominations for six (6) Board Members and one (1) Heartland Regional Council at-large representative. Nominations are due by midnight, Sunday, November 8. Elections will be held on-line November 17 – 25.

See Election Guidelines, Nomination Form and Job Descriptions at the bottom of this post.

As some of you may know, USGBC-STL has transitioned to a Dynamic Governance Structure this year. Dynamic Governance is an organizational management process that <!–[endif]–>puts power in the group of people who interact regularly around a common aim. We hope it will encourage more and equal participation, improve productivity and increase opportunities for members to participate in the Chapter.

The transition to Dynamic Governance means a lot of things, but important to nominations and elections, it means that we’ll be doing things a little differently this year. For one, we are accepting nominations and holding elections only for general board positions (rather than officers). Once elected board members will select officers through dynamic elections.

Secondly, we will not be accepting nominations for committee chairs. In the Dynamic Governance transition, we’ve split the board from the committee chairs. The Board of Directors will focus on strategic policy for the Chapter, while the new Leadership Circle – made up of committee chairs and one additional representative from each committee – will focus on Chapter operations. Committee chairs will be nominated by each committee and approved by the Leadership Circle. Check out our new structure – with lots of opportunity for participation! If you’re interested in serving on the Leadership Circle, get involved in a Chapter committee.

We’ll be discussing elections and our new organizational structure during a webinar on Tuesday, October 20 at noon. Keep your eyes and ears open for details on how to participate! Or contact Chapter Chair, Pat Justis for more information.

Election Guidelines

Nomination Form (MS Word Form)

Job Descriptions:

– Submitted by Emily Andrews, Executive Director

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