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Call for Board Nominations

The 2020/21 board of the Writers’ Guild of Alberta (WGA) will be elected at the virtual AGM in September. There will be at least one opening for vice-president. As well, three members have put their names forward for re-election for the positions of president, youth-member-at-large, and member-at-large.

Nominations are welcome from members from across the province with a view to creating a board with a diversity of backgrounds, experience, and perspectives, including diversity with respect to race, gender, geography, and areas of expertise. There shall be no more than three members of the board who reside in the same centre. One Edmonton member will remain on the board to complete their term and two Edmonton members have put their name forward for re-election for a second term of office.

A member who has served two full consecutive terms shall not be eligible to serve again as a director before the passing of two years.

Written nominations for the board of directors may be made in advance of the AGM, signed by the candidate and two members of the WGA who are in good standing. Additionally, nominations and seconding motions may be put forth at the AGM by WGA members who are in good standing with the consent of the nominee.

Advance nominations will be included in the AGM materials if they are received by Monday, August 10, 2020, to summer@writersguild.ca. Please include a brief bio and an election statement (total maximum of 200 words) and email from two members to indicate support for your nomination.

For more information, visit writersguild.ca.

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