SAF Seeks Leaders Like You 

April 16, 2019 

SAF needs you! Here is your chance to help lead the Society to ensure achievement of its mission. SAF is currently seeking members to serve in the following leadership positions:
SAF vice-president, leading to president and immediate past president; and
District board members for District 2 (Oregon); District 5 (Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, and Michigan); District 8 (Appalachian SAF); and District 11 (Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi).

SAF Board members are elected by the membership, with elections taking place in October and three-year terms beginning January 1. The benefits are many: 

Play a significant role in advancing your profession;
Enhance the value of SAF to the forestry community;
Access to up-to-date information about the challenges and opportunities facing your profession;
Exchange ideas and perspectives with other volunteer leaders from around the country.

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.  The National Nominating Committee has identified several desired attributes for new Board members: 

Demonstrated leadership commitment and involvement with SAF and other organizations (school, community, church, philanthropic, other).  
Relevant expertise in the disciplines of board governance. Examples include, but are not limited to: policy, fundraising, advocacy, and strategic alliances.
Commitment to participate in three face-to face board meetings a year, periodic conference calls, assigned board committees or task groups, attendance at state society meetings and national convention, and fundraising activities.
Positive leadership attributes; emotional intelligence; ability to work collaboratively and engage in appropriate debate and discussion.
Embrace the SAF Brand Framework by demonstrating excellence, engagement, and responsiveness; and values of continuous improvement, connections and community, and credibility.

We want and need to hear from you. If you are interested in serving, or know of potential board members you would like to recommend, please contact Lori Rasor, or your district board member. Nominating materials are due June 1.

For application instructions, click here.