Board of Directors Nominations

Nominations are open through Sept. 8, 2017.

Be one of the volunteer Board of Directors who lead and govern PNCWA.


The Board of Directors is comprised of the President, President-Elect, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, Past President, two WEF Delegates, and four Regional Directors. The PNCWA Nominating Committee is accepting nominations for the positions of Vice President, WEF Director, and is also seeking a Treasurer. The Presidential rotation is a four-year commitment beginning with Vice President, and all officers must be WEF members. The WEF Director is a three year term, and the Treasurer is a two year term with the possibility of renewal.


PNCWA VIce President:

PNCWA strives for representation of Idaho, Oregon and Washington by rotating the Vice President nomination by state and will select from Washington in 2017 if at all possible. To qualify, a nominee must have documented evidence of professional experience and capabilities including:


Significant career accomplishments
Professional experience and credibility
Leadership knowledge and experience (PNCWA, Committee or Section, etc.)
Visionary planner, motivator, consensus builder, and communicator
Knowledge of the PNCWA organization and governance


PNCWA WEF Director:

A PNCWA WEF Director serves three-year terms on the WEF House of Delegates and the PNCWA Board. (The term on the PNCWA Board may vary slightly from other Board members, depending on the date of installation as a member of the WEF House of Delegates.) One WEF Director will be seated in 2017


Vice President, Treasurer, and WEF Director nomination

Nomination Deadline: Sept. 8
Note: The PNCWA Constitution requires all members of the Board of Directors to be members of the Water Environment Federation (WEF)


Shape the Future of PNCWA Through Experienced and Accomplished Leadership - The PNCWA mission is preserving and enhancing the water quality in the states of Idaho, Oregon and Washington; and promoting the professional development of our members, the dissemination of information to the public, and the advancement of science and technology needed to protect public health and the environment.


PNCWA advances its mission through accomplished leadership by dedicated WEF members who have distinguished themselves as leaders in the water environment profession. The PNCWA Nominating Committee invites you to consider nominating an individual for the position of PNCWA Vice President and/or a PNCWA WEF Director.



PNCWA members may nominate qualified WEF members for the PNCWA Vice President and WEF Director positions.  Nominees must be a WEF member in good standing and must have signified willingness to serve.  WEF members may self-nominate.


The PNCWA Vice President, upon election by a majority vote at the Annual meeting, serves a four year term.
WEF Director, upon election by a majority vote at the Annual meeting, serves a three year term.
Treasurer, upon election by a majority vote at the Annual meeting, serves a two year term with the possibility of renewal. In the case a Treasurer-Elect is selected, the Treasurer-Elect serves one year prior to becoming Treasurer, and then serves the 2 year term as Treasurer.
PNCWA Officers are responsible to promote the PNCWA Vision, Mission, and Strategic Goals, support and advocate PNCWA policies, positions and programs, raise awareness of priorities of the water environment profession, and serve as representative of PNCWA to PNCWA members and Sections, the public, government agencies, policy makers, and water environment leaders throughout the Pacific Northwest.
For more information or to nominate an individual, contact PNCWA Nominating Committee Chair Shannon Ostendorff,
PNCWA members are instrumental each year in bringing forward nominations of outstanding leaders who you believe can continue to provide leadership as a PNCWA officer.