Posts Tagged ‘board’
I was invited to be on the board late 2012 and, while hesitant at first, thought it would be a great opportunity for me to give back to an organization and community that has supported my work for many years.
I have always admired SNAG for its unique mix of critical thought and useful knowledge sharing. I truly felt It would be both challenging and rewarding for me to work with this important organization.
The SNAG 2013 election took place this month. Here are the results:
Board of Directors: Jim Bové and Becky McDonah
Nominations & Elections Committee: Laura Wood
All amendments passed with strong support from the membership:
Amendment shortening the term of board service and changing the structure of appointed positions
Amendment making the Treasurer an appointed position
Amendment shortening the term of the President
Thank you to all the candidates, to the members who voted, and to the Nominations & Elections Committee.
I started reading Metalsmith magazine at age 15 while in my first jewelry class, and I’ve been a member of SNAG for as long as I can remember. I always thought that I would like to serve on the board at some point, and during the past year the time just seemed right. During the past seven years I have completed graduate school, taught at a variety of institutions, worked for an arts non-profit, and made several bodies of work. I feel like I have a unique perspective of the field as a result of my experiences, and I hope I use that knowledge to enhance my board service.
I am the “Community Liaison.” My job is to be a direct and neutral communication portal between the board and the membership at large. I am available to listen to what members have to say and to bring their concerns and requests to the attention of various board members, the Executive Director or the President, whoever is in the best position to answer the question at hand.