The FSC US Board of Directors is our organization’s highest governing authority. Structured by FSC’s three chamber system, the Board leads the development of national strategy, oversees the chief executive, ensures effective financial oversight, and approves the National Forest Stewardship Standard and Controlled Wood National Risk Assessment. In addition, our Board plays an important role in FSC globally, working on issues affecting the broader FSC community.
The elected members of the FSC US Board comprise nine individuals who are drawn from and elected by US based members of the FSC.
Each of the three chambers has three elected representatives on the Board and one appointed representative, and each Board member serves a three-year term. In a typical year, three Board member positions, one from each chamber, are open for election.
Participation in the FSC US Board takes time, critical thinking, and creativity. The Board needs individuals who represent key constituencies, and who are willing to represent the organization’s entire membership. Anticipating the work ahead, FSC would like to particularly encourage candidates from the following constituencies, some of which are under-represented in our membership base: public or private forest owners, retailers, loggers, solid wood products manufacturing, loggers, national or regional conservation organizations, Native American tribes, and forest worker unions.
The time requirement for serving on the Board varies, but typically includes two (two-day) in person meetings a year, a two-hour conference call every other month, and an average of 4-6 hours per month of committee work.
FSC US is calling for nominations for the following board positions:
- One (1) Social Chamber representative, three-year term, 2022 - 2025
- One (1) Environmental Chamber representative, three-year term, 2022 – 2025
- One (1) Economic Chamber representative, three-year term, 2022 – 2025
The Social Chamber seat is currently held by a board member, Shoana Humphries, who is eligible to run for a second term. The Environmental Chamber seat is held by Brent Davies who will have served two full terms and is not eligible to run again. The Economic Chamber seat is currently held by a board member, Mike Houser, who is eligible to run for a second term.
Only FSC members, duly designated FSC representatives of member organizations in the
U.S., or applicants for membership in good standing can be nominated for election to the FSC US Board. Similarly, only these individuals can submit a nomination or a second. View a list of current members.
- The call for nominations and seconds (two seconds are needed for each nominee) is open from May 27 to July 1, 2022.
- Nominations and seconds may be made on behalf of individuals from any chamber. Self-nominations (with required seconds) are acceptable. Nominations and seconds may only be made by FSC members in good standing.
- Online ballot forms will be circulated July 11 and the voting will close on August 12, 2022.
- All nominations and seconds must be in writing using the online form.
- Friday, May 27 - Call for nominations and seconds for FSC US Board of Directors
- Friday, July 8
Friday, July 1- Close of nominations
- Monday, July 18
Monday, July 11- Voting opens, ballots circulated
- Friday, August 19
Friday, August 12- Voting closes
- Monday, August 29 - New Board members are announced
All inquiries should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.