Nominations for the ASLO Board of Directors
As an ASLO member, you have the opportunity to help with nominating members to stand for election to the ASLO Board of Directors. This year we are seeking candidates for President-Elect and (2) Members-at-large. Descriptions of these positions can be found below.
The slate of candidates is selected by the Nominations Committee, relying heavily on your suggestions.
Current Board members are also eligible for nomination for a second consecutive term if nominated by an ASLO . Note that current board members may not make nominations.
With the help of your nominations, we aim to establish a Board balanced in gender, limnology/oceanography, geographic distribution, etc. The composition of the current board can be seen here: https://aslo.org/page/board-of-directors
Colleagues from backgrounds underrepresented in the aquatic sciences are particularly welcome. The current Board would benefit from the addition of non-North American members to better represent the international membership of ASLO.needed on the Board over the next years will include publications, innovative meeting approaches, social media, and enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the aquatic sciences. Previous leadership experience is always helpful (but not necessary).
Please nominate yourself or any other ASLO member - service on the ASLO Board is rewarding and valuable, a great way to network while contributing to the health of our discipline.
The President holds office first as President-Elect for two years, then President for two years, and finally as Past-President for two additional years. Serving as President is a very rewarding commitment to the society, and the apprenticeship period removes many of the difficulties in accepting such a position. The President and President-Elect also have the opportunity to attend twice yearly meetings of the Council of Scientific Society Presidents in Washington, D.C., where many U.S. and global science policy issues are formulated and discussed.
Members at Large
Members at Large represent the interests of the general membership on the Board. As Board members they help set ASLO policy and determine how ASLO resources will be obtained and spent. They may chair or serve on ad hoc and standing committees, or handle special projects. Two positions will be filled for three-year terms.
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