2021 FAR-West Board Elections Now Open for Nominations

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Date:  January 15, 2021

To:  All FAR-West Members

From:  Jeanette Lundgren, Secretary 

Re:  2021 FAR-West Board Elections Open for Nominations

This is to let you know that nominations for the 2021 FAR-West Board of Directors started Friday, January 15th, 2021.

Interested individuals may nominate themselves or may nominate another person by sending the name and email address to Jeanette Lundgren, FAR-West Board Secretary, at elections@far-west.org.  Criteria for nominations are that all Board members must either live in or be affiliated with the FAR-West region and be members in good standing of Folk Alliance International or join with their election. Nominees will need to provide a short biography (150 words), a photo, and a brief, two-sentence statement about why they want to serve on our Board.  The full FAR-West Board Criteria guidelines can be found here: https://far-west.org/far-west-board-criteria/.  Those nominating someone need not provide the photo/bio/statement, just the name and contact information for the person being nominated. Nominated candidates will be contacted directly to verify their willingness to serve if elected.

Nominations will close on March 1stThe final slate of candidates will be presented to membership on March 14.  Voting will open on March 20th (FAI will execute elections on FAR-West’s behalf) and continue until April 20th.  Election results will be announced on May 1. 

Current members of Folk Alliance listed as affiliated with FAR-West will receive ballots.  In order to vote in the election, you must be a current member of Folk Alliance (you can update your FAI membership or join here: https://folk.org/join/). 

The current list of FAR-West Board Members are listed here: https://far-west.org/about/board/

Thank you for reading! I look forward to hearing from interested potential Board members!  You’ll also receive reminders from me several times in February!

Jeanette Lundgren
FAR-West Board Secretary

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