Dear Members and Friends of US/ICOMOS,
It has been an honor to serve as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of US/ICOMOS since October 2016. As events around the world and here at home have us constantly re-evaluating our vision, strategies, abilities and effectiveness in accomplishing our important work, the leadership of US/ICOMOS must evolve.
Among the most significant ways to strengthen our organization is to build our 21-person board. US/ICOMOS is fortunate to have a working board where each member makes major contributions to the programmatic and fiscal advancement of the organization. In 2018, up to four vacant trustee positions will be filled.
The US/ICOMOS Nominating Committee welcomes your nomination of candidates to fill the positions. I have provided below information on the qualifications for trustees. In selecting trustees, US/ICOMOS strives to maintain a diversity of backgrounds, experiences and geography. Emerging professionals and individuals with expertise in development and communications are especially welcomed.
The Nominating Committee urges US/ICOMOS members to forward nominations of qualified persons to the Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org by May 1st. The nominations should include: (1) an email from the nominator, (2) the nominee’s short biography (not to exceed one page), and (3) the nominee’s statement of goals if elected and a description as to what makes him or her a qualified candidate (not to exceed 250 words). The Nominating Committee will then prepare a slate of candidates for consideration by the Board, and the approved slate will be sent to the membership for their vote. You will find more information below.
My great thanks to you for your participation in this important process. I look forward to building on our great success.
With my best regards,
Douglas C. Comer, Ph.D.
QUALIFICATIONS FOR US/ICOMOS OFFICERS AND TRUSTEES
In considering their nominations, US/ICOMOS members are strongly urged to use the following list of key qualifications of trustees as a guide:
1) Membership in good standing of US/ICOMOS.
2) Demonstrated interest in US/ICOMOS and the preservation of international cultural heritage.
3) Experience in managing or influencing the management of a commercial, educational, professional or other enterprise — nonprofit or otherwise — with responsibility for conducting business affairs or programs and managing assets, both tangible and intangible.
4) Working knowledge of the financial structures and the means by which nonprofit organizations customarily conduct their business affairs.
5) Ability to creditably represent US/ICOMOS in public forums dealing with US/ICOMOS matters.
6) Close relationships with other public and private institutions in this and related fields.
7) Significant national and international professional connections.
8) Capacity and willingness to give or raise substantial funds for US/ICOMOS.
- Make a minimum annual personal contribution of $1,000 per year (or commensurate with one’s means) assuring 100% board participation annually.
- Accept Board fiduciary responsibility to raise income (at least $5,000 per year) and be willing to introduce staff/development committee to one’s contacts to facilitate fund raising.