107IST Board Appoints New Member

The 107IST board met on Sunday, March 24th to consider applications to fulfill the remainder of Joanne Couchman’s term. Joanne is a talented, dedicated individual who contributed a great deal to the success of the board and the organization, and the board accepted with regret her decision to resign for health reasons.

With such big shoes to fill, the board had a difficult task, so we were fortunate to have three well qualified candidates apply: Tim Chamberlin, Stephan Lewis, and William Packwood. All three had applications that demonstrated their qualifications, experience, and commitment to team, town, and TA; and two were also available for interviews on Sunday evening. The interviews were very engaging and informative, and our deliberations were lengthy. Having several highly qualified candidates is a good problem to have, and the decision was not an easy one.

Ultimately the board selected Stephan Lewis to fulfill the remainder of Joanne’s term, which expires at the end of 2013. Stephan brings a great deal of knowledge and experience: he currently serves both on the community outreach and merch committees, as well as on the Goose Hollow Foothills League Neighborhood Association. The board wishes to thank Bill Packwood and Tim Chamberlin for their willingness to serve, and we hope that they consider running during the open election process as well.

Congratulations to Stephan, and thanks to all of the candidates who were willing to be considered. Your continued commitment is appreciated.

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4 Responses to 107IST Board Appoints New Member

  1. Joanne Couchman says:

    Congrats Stephan! :)

  2. Mike Pacific says:

    Fantastic choice. Congrats!

  3. Basmah Rahman says:

    Stephan is also clutch in a road trip situation. . .dude brought 3 entire pizzas in ziploc bags to Seattle for his lunch/snacks to share. . .haha. . congrats Stephan!

  4. Stephanzy says:

    I’d like to thank the 107ist board for allowing me the honor of serving alongside them in this interim capacity. I will do my best to uphold the great model Joanne has been in her commitment to this organization. Joanne, like other board members past and present, has set the bar very high. If I can come close to equaling their effort, I will consider my limited term a success.

    I was pleasantly surprised with the applications of Tim Chamberlin and Bill Packwood as they are both excellent candidates and I will always respect their past and continued involvement in the Timbers Army and the 107ist. I look forward to seeing them run for future board openings and would personally encourage them to do so.

    It is through the encouragement of members whom I greatly respect that I have chosen to serve. In tribute to their faith in me, I hope to help us all achieve great things moving forward. There is a lot of work to be done as we grow the strength of this organization. I look forward to working with all of you as we continue to pursue our mission.

    We are the Timbers Army.

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