NWTA Elections Announcement

Are you a volunteer with the NWTA and seeking something more? Do you have leadership experience, or maybe you would like to take a step into a decision-making role for the first time? 

NWTA has a board of directors that is elected annually each January.  Each position has a tenure of two years. As with most nonprofit organizations with an established Board of Directors, the Board is responsible for mission oversight, strategic planning, and financial management of the organization. Board members are leaders, ambassadors, and advocates for every member of NWTA. Board members are familiar with the trail networks, operations, and livelihood of the mission statement and Bylaws of the organization. Ideal candidates have lived experiences working with diversity in race, age, gender, sexual orientation, abilities, and economic background. We are particularly seeking experience and expertise in the following areas: 

  • Implementing diversity, equity and inclusion steps in an organization
  • Accounting and organizational finance
  • Previous nonprofit leadership experience
  • Fundraising/grants
  • Strategic decision-making skills
  • Technology skills
  • Mountain bike/multi-user trail access advocacy

If your particular skills and interests aren’t listed above, we still welcome your application to be a board candidate. It takes a wide range of talents to keep our organization thriving. Let us know about your strengths and what you can offer!  

For the 2024 election, these are the open Board seats:

  • Membership/Sponsorship, Seat 1
  • Education Coordinator, Seat 2
  • Data/Tech Liaison, Seat 3
  • Community Partnerships, Seat 4
  • Board Member-at-Large, Seats 5 and 6

We will publish the qualifications for each of these positions shortly to help interested candidates find the right fit. Individual Board members can also be contacted for information and guidance, and you can find their emails on this website.

If you are interested in serving on NWTA’s Board of Directors, there are requirements and qualifications to meet. There is an application and nomination process in order for a candidate to be listed on the ballot. We will host an online meeting soon to describe the steps and answer questions. If you would like more information on the specific roles of a board member, the new NWTA Bylaws, and the nomination and  application process, please email [email protected]

**Important dates for the 2024 election**

Dec 12, 2023:  Applications are due

Dec 21, 2023: Electronic Ballot Opens 

Jan 21,  2024: Ballot Closes

Jan 23, 2024:  Election Day! 

Results will be announced online the following day. 

Thanks for your patience as we work through this new and improved elections process for the first time. The goal, as always, is to serve NWTA members and partner organizations better!