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2012

Each year, the Maryland Chapter and our nine local groups hold elections for delegates to their executive committees. The Sierra Club is a grassroots environmental organization that elects its own volunteer leadership from among its members. Every member is entitled to vote and to run for leadership positions in the club.

Nominations Sought for State and Local Leadership Positions

 

Each year, the Maryland Chapter and our nine local groups hold elections for delegates to their executive committees.

 The Sierra Club is a grassroots environmental organization that elects its own volunteer leadership from among its members. Every member is entitled to vote and to run for leadership positions in the club. The executive committees elected at the state and local levels run the chapter and the local groups, and determine the policies and responses to the many environmental challenges we face in Maryland. These elected leaders develop and support our legislative agenda, set priorities for conservation campaigns, facilitate communication between the chapter and the groups, and manage the finances at the state and local level.

 

State Leadership

This winter, the members of the chapter will elect three “at-large” delegates to serve two-year terms on the committee. The chapter’s nominating committee invites all interested members of the Maryland Chapter to enter the race for these positions. We are looking for at least six people who can bring management skills, a firm commitment to protecting the environment, and a willingness to invest their time and energy for the next two years to help manage the chapter.

While experience on a group’s executive committee would be helpful, it is not necessary. Your work and life experience, and your common sense, are equally important ingredients.

If you would be willing to serve for a two-year term, please submit a brief biography, no longer than 400 words, which describes your qualifications, your experience, and what you believe you can contribute. Send it to the nominating committee c/o Laurel Imlay, 7338 Baltimore Ave, College Park, MD 20740, by e-mail to laurel.imlay@sierraclub.org, or by fax at 301-277-6699. You may also send a letter to nominate another member in good standing.

Please respond by October 15. The nominating committee will review the qualifications described in the biographies, attempt to bring forward a slate of six candidates, and report the slate of candidates to the executive committee. The candidates’ statements and a ballot will be published in the winter issue of Chesapeake.

For additional information and a sample biography, please contact Laurel Imlay at the above address, or call 301-277-7111.

 

Local Leadership

This year we are soliciting candidates for group executive committees as well.

The Maryland Chapter is made up of nine groups that work at the local (county or regional) level. The requirements for a group executive committee member are the same as those described above for the chapter executive committee members. Serving on the executive committee of your local group is a rewarding and exciting experience. We need committed, responsible, environmentally aware people to represent us at all levels of government and to make good decisions for our state and local entities.  If you would like to explore this option contact your group’s chair before October 15. Following are the contact numbers and areas of jurisdiction for our nine groups:

Anne Arundel

Chair: David Prosten, 410-263-6341 or 410-703-0847, dprosten@yahoo.com

 Catoctin (Carroll, Frederick, and Washington Counties) 

Chair: Dan Andrews, 410-857-4129, dooze@qis.net

 Eastern Shore (all counties east of the Chesapeake Bay and Cecil County)

Chair: Don Grace, 410-352-3722, Don.Grace@mdsierra.org

 Greater Baltimore (Baltimore City, Baltimore County, and Harford County)

Chair: Chris Yoder, 410-466-2462, cncyoder@comcast.net

 Howard  

Chair: Ken Clark, 301-725-3306, kenclark7@live.com

 Montgomery

Chair: Alvin Carlos, Alvin.Carlos@maryland.sierraclub.org

 Prince George’s

Chair: Alex Hirtle, 301-927-2105, alexhirtle@hotmail.com

 Southern Maryland (Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s Counties)

Chair: Meredith Sweet, meredith.sweet@verizon.net

 Western Maryland (Allegany, Garrett, and Washington Counties)

Sam White, 301-264-4162, sam@cedarrockfarm.org

 

You may also contact Laurel Imlay at laurel.imlay@sierraclub.org or call 301-277-7111 if you are unable to reach your group chair.

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