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The bylaws require the Election Committee to notify the membership monthly via the club website as to number of candidates and the requests to run for each office. The prior notifications are below.  The notification required on August 1, updated on August 6, is to the right.

July 13, 2018
Nominees: 10

Candidates for Each Office:
President: 1
Vice President for Operations: 1
Vice President for Volunteerism: 1
Treasurer: 1
Secretary: 0
Supervisor of Membership: 1
Supervisor of Trails: 1
Supervisor of Lands: 1
Supervisor of Facilities: 1
Supervisor of Marketing: 0
Supervisor of Communications: 1
Supervisor of Outreach: 1

June 14, 2018:
Nominees: 6

Candidates for Each Office:
President: 1
Vice President for Operations: 1
Vice President for Volunteerism: 1
Treasurer: 0
Secretary: 0
Supervisor of Membership: 1
Supervisor of Trails: 1
Supervisor of Lands: 1
Supervisor of Facilities: 0
Supervisor of Marketing: 0
Supervisor of Communications: 0
Supervisor of Outreach: 0

May 15, 2018:
Nominees: 1

Candidates for Each Office:
President: 0
Vice President for Operations: 0
Vice President for Volunteerism: 0
Treasurer: 0
Secretary: 0
Supervisor of Membership: 1
Supervisor of Trails: 0
Supervisor of Lands: 0
Supervisor of Facilities: 0
Supervisor of Marketing: 0
Supervisor of Communications: 0
Supervisor of Outreach: 0

April 15, 2018: No candidates have been nominated, and there are no requests to run for any office.
 

CANDIDATES FOR 2018 PATC ELECTIONS
Notice as of August 1, 2018 (updated August 6)
Candidate Statements Are Now Available

 

The list of people nominated as candidates to run for office in the November 28 election has been revised. Steve McLaughlin has withdrawn his nomination for Supervisor of Marketing. Incumbents (I) have also been noted.

President
– Joseph Lombardo (I)
– Brewster Thackery

Vice President of Operations
– John Hedrick

Vice President of Volunteerism
– Kirsten Elowsky
– Rush Williamson

Supervisor of Trails
– John Stacy

Supervisor of Lands
– Chris Mangold (I)

Supervisor of Facilities
– Glen Tsaparas (I)
– Jeff Tucker

Supervisor of Membership
– Michael Brown

Supervisor of Marketing
– Katherine Day

Supervisor of Outreach
– Samuel Foltz

Supervisor of Communications
– Anstr Davidson (I)

Treasurer
– Michael Filchock

Secretary
– Kirsten Elowsky
– Steve McLaughlin

All candidates must submit a candidate statement to the Election Committee on or before August 15, 2018. These statements will be made available through publication in the Potomac Appalachian newsletter and on the PATC website.

—Alex Sanders, Election Committee


Prior Election Notices

CALL FOR CANDIDATES FOR PATC ELECTIONS

The PATC will elect new officers this fall and the election committee is seeking candidates to serve as:
  • President

  • Vice President of Operations

  • Vice President of Volunteerism
  • Supervisor of Trails

  • Supervisor of Lands

  • Supervisor of Facilities

  • Supervisor of Membership

  • Supervisor of Marketing

  • Supervisor of Outreach
  • Supervisor of Communications
  • Treasurer

  • Secretary

This is an important election, and it has never been more important for excellent leaders to step forward and serve in these positions.

The club is a multifaceted organization with strong service, recreational, and land management components. We own about 40 properties covering more than 2,000 acres in four states, have an operating budget of over $1 million, and assets totaling over $10.1 million.

We need the best leadership possible to sensibly manage these assets and club responsibilities. In the culture of PATC, this is called “stepping up to the plate” and is a mark of those willing to provide extraordinary service.

Any member eligible to vote in the election can run for office, with the exception of student and family members under age 21.

Nominations can be made in two ways: (1) a member can nominate him/herself, or (2) a member can nominate another member. Nominations must be made in writing, must specify the office for which the member is being nominated, and must be sent to the Chair of the Election Committee either by email (to elections@patc.net) or by regular mail (to Chair of Election Committee, 118 Park St. SE, Vienna, VA 22180). All nominations must be received by the Chair of the Election Committee on or before August 1, 2018.

All candidates must also submit a candidate statement - a statement of no more than 200 words announcing their candidacy - to the Chair of the Election Committee either by email (to elections@patc.net) or by regular mail (to Chair of Election Committee, 118 Park St. SE, Vienna, VA 22180). All candidate statements must be received by the Chair of the Election Committee on or before August 15, 2018.

The PATC election of officers will be at the Annual Dinner in November this year. The process is governed by the Constitution and Bylaws [pdf].

For specific job descriptions for elected officers, consult the Guide to the Duties and Responsibilities of PATC Officers [pdf]. You can also talk to any member of the Council, PATC Staff Director (Kit Sheffield, acting, ksheffield@patc.net) or any member of the Election Committee (elections@patc.net).

The rules of the election are set forth in the Constitution and Bylaws.

As provided for in the Bylaws, the Election Committee shall provide to the Executive Committee before each monthly meeting, and any Member may request in writing or by e-mail to the Chair of the Election Committee, a list of the names of all nominees and requests to run for each office received to date.  Furthermore, the Election Committee will notify the membership in writing, by notice on the Club’s website or by e-mail, on the 15th day of each month, and ending on July 15, of the number, but not the names, of nominees and requests to run for each office.

While not required, it may be helpful to inform the Election Committee that you wish to run for a given position well before August 1 so we answer any questions you have.

The Election Committee will not recruit candidates, campaign for them, or direct candidates to or from any office. 

If you do not have computer access, please mail your request to the Staff Director and he will get copies of the Constitution, Bylaws and Duties of Elected Officers to you.

—Alex Sanders, Election Committee