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Call for Candidates – IGS North America Board 2023-2025

Dear IGS North America members,

The Board of IGS-NA seeks nominations for individuals for the President-Elect, Treasurer, and two (2) open seats for Vice-President. The current election cycle is particularly important, as the chapter is a partner to GeoSaskatoon 2023 and is developing the 5th Pan-American Conference on Geosynthetics (GeoAmericas 2024, Toronto) and the 13th International Conference on Geosynthetics (13 ICG – Montreal, 2026).

CALL FOR CANDIDATES – OPEN POSITIONS

The President-Elect serves one 2-year-term of office in that capacity, following which they serve one 2-year-term as President.

The Treasurer serves a 2-year term and is responsible for overseeing the finances of IGS-NA. (Note: IGS North America does have professional management that reports to the Treasurer.)

Vice-Presidents serve 4-year terms. IGS-NA’s Board includes four vice-presidents, whose terms are staggered. Two positions are up for election every two years.

Please contact info@igs-na.org with nominations for any of these positions before September 30, 2022. Self-nominations are encouraged.

Elections will be held in January 2023 and the new Board of Directors will officially be installed in early February during the IGS-NA general meeting at Geosynthetics Conference 2023.

John McCartney
IGS North America Past-President

IGS North America 2019 Elections – Call for Nominations

The Mission of IGS North America is to provide leadership in advancing geosynthetics education and research to attain their appropriate and widespread use as engineering materials in the United States and Canada. We encourage all members interested in playing a larger role in leadership and program and service development to consider standing for office with IGS-NA.

Nominations for the following seats are accepted through 30 September 2018:

1 Seat – President Elect. Serves one 2-year-term of office in that capacity followed by one 2-year term as President and an additional 2-year term as Past-President. As President-Elect, the successful candidate will be responsible for assisting the President and performing assignments directed by the President and/or Board.

2 Seats – Vice-President. Serves a 4-year term. Vice-Presidents are responsible for representing Members of IGS-NA and performing assignments directed by the President and/or Board.

To nominate someone or yourself, email info@IGS-NA.org.

Please include the nominee name, title, company/institution/organization, address, email, and phone. Also, please include a 150-word description about the nominee’s involvement in the geosynthetics industry and reason(s) for running for the seat. Please also include a photo of the nominee.

IGS NORTH AMERICA 2019 ELECTIONS IMPORTANT DATES

  • 1 – 30 September 2018 – Call for Nominations
  • 1 – 15 December 2018 – Election by electronic ballot
  • 19 – 21 December 2018 – Successful candidates notified. Announcement made.
  • 10 – 13 February 2019 – Newly elected Board Members take office at the IGS North America General Assembly, to be held in Houston, Texas during Geosynthetics 2019.

QUESTIONS?

If you have any questions or need more information, please contact the Chairman of the IGS-NA Nomination Committee and Past-President John Henderson (j.henderson@tencategeo.com).