SAF Board of Directors: Candidate Nomination Process

VP and District Director Board Seat Nominations for 2023 service are now closed.

Join Our Board!

SAF is seeking strong and vibrant leaders to join the SAF Board and serve in the roles of SAF vice president and board members for Districts 2, 5, 8 and 11, with service starting January 1, 2023. 

The SAF Board provides leadership and direction to the Society in achieving its mission, with a president, vice president, immediate past president and 11 members (one from each voting district). A vice president is elected annually leading to president and immediate past president. District board members are elected to three-year terms. 

This opportunity is perfect for you if you’re interested in:
Playing a significant role in advancing the forestry profession;
Addressing the challenges and opportunities facing the profession;
Exchanging ideas and perspectives with other volunteer leaders from around the country; and
Growing professionally as you serve the organization.

How to apply:
Review SAF Director Job Description , SAF Board Profile , and SAF Board Policies Manual .
Complete the candidate application form  and return to Linda Andreani.

Elections take place in September. Newly elected members should plan on attending the December 9-10, 2022, SAF Board meeting in Washington, DC for shadowing and orientation.

SAF values and seeks diverse leadership as defined by race, ethnicity, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion, disability, veteran status, geographic location, professional level, employer, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws.

For more information, contact Linda Andreani

District Board Member Rotation

Election in 2022, starting term in 2023: Districts 2, 5, 8, and 11 -- Nominations Closed
Election in 2023, starting term in 2024: Districts 1, 4, 7, and 10.
Election in 2024, starting term in 2025: Districts 3, 6, and 9 

Vice President is voted on an annual basis.

Young Professional Board Member

Seeking Candidates for the Young Professional (YP) Board Seat

Nominations for the Young Professional board seat are due August 15 to SAF Board district directors. Decisions are made by mid-October with service beginning January 1 of the following year. The successful candidate should plan on attending the SAF Board meeting in December in a shadowing capacity. This position is a one-year, non-voting position appointed by the SAF president from a pool of candidates nominated by the SAF Board district directors. 

The role of the YP is to provide a young professional voice based on your experiences and be a bridge between the membership and the SAF board. Additional information can be found here.


  • Under the age of 40 (at the time of board appointment)
  • An SAF member in good standing 
  • A college graduate

How to Apply 

Interested candidates will be asked to complete the forms below and send to their district board representative.  


Contact your district board representative or  Elizabeth Buhl.