89 Main St., Suite 4, Montpelier, VT 05602   

Board Member Position Description

GMWEA Seeks New Board Member (January, 2019)

GMWEA seeks a new person to serve on its 12-member board of directors, replacing a recently-retired member.  It’s an exciting opportunity to take a leadership role in supporting Vermont’s water-quality professionals, advocating for best-practice policy, and promoting public knowledge of drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater management.

Tenure: From time of appointment to GMWEA’s annual Spring Meeting in May, 2020.  At that time, may run for election to a three-year term.

Eligibility:

  • Must be a GMWEA member in good standing
  • Must have a minimum of 5 years in the water quality industry or as a member of the association
  • Must be a Vermont resident or work for an entity that does business in Vermont
  • Nondiscrimination: GMWEA does not restrict board membership on the basis race, color, religion, gender, disability, or national origin.


Responsibilities:

Active engagement in guidance and operation of the organization
Participation in at least one of GMWEA’s standing committees -- Membership, Public Relations, Government Affairs, and Continuing Education – or a specific, short-term project/program committee
Attendance at monthly board meetings in person or by phone.  Typically, meetings occur alternately in South Burlington and Montpelier at 3 p.m. on the second Wednesday of every month.  Some absences are permitted by GMWEA’s Bylaws.

Process:

Individuals wishing to serve may self-nominate by contacting Daniel Hecht, GMWEA’s executive director, at dan.hecht@gmwea.org.  Please provide name, contact information, job title, a short biography, and reasons for wanting to join the board. GMWEA’s board of directors will review candidates and then vote to elect the appropriate individual by February 1, 2019.