107IST elections begin soon!

25 Oct 2020 2:35 PM | Jennifer Ingraham (Administrator)

It's election season again! Once you've cast the most important ballot of 2020, consider turning your eyes toward your next ballot: 107IST board of directors.

This year, we're introducing some changes to the election process and board setup. Check it out here.

For elections, we'll have candidates vying for one of four open positions for a three-year term (2021 through 2023).

  • Applications for candidates will be open from October 28 until 11:59 a.m. on November 11.
  • We will post the list of candidates and their statements on the website on November 11.
  • On November 15, from noon to 2, we will host a virtual forum session for all candidates. This session is moderated, and the questions are sent in from members.
  • After the virtual forum, all current 107IST members will be able to post questions to candidates in the member forums on the website.
  • Ballots will be sent out on Sunday, November 29, to all 107IST members who renewed their 2020 membership before October 31.
  • Voting will take place from November 29 through December 12, and we will announce the results on December 13.
  • We request that all candidates attend the December 8 107IST board meeting.

Important: You must have been a member of the 107IST by October 31, 2020, to be eligible to run for the board and/or to vote.

What are our needs?

As always, we are looking for professional, committed people to join our board. Non-profit experience is a definite need. The main requirement is always people who have a history of committed and reliable work with the 107IST and who can put in the time needed for the board. (The time commitment can vary depending on what members take on, but the average is somewhere between 6 to 10 hours a week.)

We continue to work towards moving away from being a working board to being more strategic, so are definitely looking for organizational development skills, as well as proven project management, leadership, and strategic thinking..

We also absolutely recognize the need for the organization to grow in its work toward diversity, equity, and inclusion. We encourage members of the BIPOC and LGBTQIA communities to put their names forward.

As the board continues to evolve and grow, and we continue our capital campaign for a permanent home, it would be great to have people with financial or real estate experience.

To apply to run for election to the 107IST board, go here

About the board

Our board members help shape the organization and work to make the Timbers and Thorns supporter experience bigger and better, as well as contribute to initiatives in the Portland soccer community. You can find out more about the current board, the positions and committees they serve in, and the initiatives they manage here.

If you have any questions about the election process, feel free to email our elections committee at elections@107ist.org.


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