Nominating Committee 2020
A Message to PATC Members


My Fellow PATCers,

As you know, 2020 is an election year for the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club and election time is upon us! The Nominating Committee (Christopher Firme (Chair), Jon Rindt, Jim Tomlin, Chris Brunton, and Abby Ingram) is tasked with presenting the candidate slate to the Election Committee. The deadline for members to file to be a candidate is August 1, as stated in the constitution and bylaws.

The following positions are open for nominations, each with a two-year term:

  • President
  • Vice President for Operations
  • Vice President for Volunteerism
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary
  • Supervisor of Facilities
  • Supervisor of Trails
  • Supervisor of Lands
  • Supervisor of Membership
  • Supervisor of Outreach
  • Supervisor of Marketing
  • Supervisor of Communications
Any eligible member can run for any of these positions, with the proviso that one cannot file to be a candidate for more than one office. Eligible members are those who are in good standing, maintain a current PATC membership, are willing to commit the time necessary to fulfill the responsibilities of the office, and who are otherwise eligible under the constitution and bylaws to run for the office they seek. There are limitations related to those who have been term limited out for the three positions that have lifetime term limits (President, Vice President of Operations, and Vice President of Volunteerism) and those who are completing this year a second consecutive term in any of the other positions. If you are elected, you are expected to maintain current membership through the full two-year term.

The Nominating Committee encourages ALL eligible PATC members to consider running for office. Take a look, familiarize yourself with the Duties and Responsibilities of PATC Officers before making a decision. You may be just the right person for the job! Or, if you know an awesome PATC member who would be PERFECT for a position, cheer them on and suggest they run! This is a tremendous opportunity to give back and be a part of the PATC legacy.

Please include the following in your nomination application:
  • Contact information (Full name, phone number, address, and email address)
  • Position you are running for and a statement that the candidate is willing to serve and is committed to provide the time required to execute the duties of the office sought.
  • Relationship to PATC (Special Interest Groups/Chapters/Trail Crews)
  • Brief Biography
  • Qualifications for the position
  • Why are you interested in this position?
  • What skills/experiences can you offer the Club?

Please submit your application information to the Nominating Committee at You also may contact the Nominating Committee members with questions at that email address.

The Nominating Committee