OADN Board of Directors Seeks Candidate to Fill Western Regional Director Vacancy – Applications Due Dec. 20

December 4, 2023

Applications due Dec. 20

(For the Unexpired Term of January – November 2024)


The OADN Board of Directors is seeking a candidate to fill the vacancy of the Western Regional Director and serve the remainder of its unexpired 11-month term (per OADN bylaws, Officer vacancies shall be filled through an appointment by the Board of Directors for the unexpired term). Following service in the unexpired term, the appointed candidate is eligible to run for office during the 2024 OADN Call for Nominations. If elected by the OADN membership at that time, the candidate would serve a two-year term. All elected Board positions take effect at the annual OADN Convention, which will be held in Tampa, Florida October 31 – November 3, 2024.

Candidates for Director, Western Region must reside from one of the following: Washington, Alaska, California, Oregon, Hawaii, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Guam, American Samoa, Northern Mariana Islands, International Members from Asia, Australia, New Zealand, and Oceana.

Board Directors, including all officers, regional directors, public directors, and the at-large director, shall participate in developing and implementing the strategic plan, serve as Board Liaisons to committees and workgroups, and carry out other responsibilities as delegated by the Board of Directors. Regional Directors shall be residents of the designated regions, respectively.   All regional directors, public directors and the at-large director serve a two-year term. Board commitment includes attendance at monthly virtual meetings and 2 face-to-face meetings per year.

OADN Directors serve on the Board of Directors. Within the limits of the bylaws, Directors perform the following functions: (1) Assume responsibilities delegated by the President and/or Board, (2) Serve as liaisons between assigned committees and the Board, (3) Participate in the development and implementation of the strategic plan, and (4) Complete other duties as assigned.

Interested candidates must complete the OADN Call for BOD Appointment to Fill Western Regional Director Vacancy application on or before 5PM Eastern on Wednesday, December 20, 2023 to be considered. The Board of Directors will select the Western Regional Director appointee in early 2024.

Contact OADN Director of Advocacy & Engagement Amy Owens at amy.owens@oadn.org with any questions.