2021-22 AST Board Candidates

The election period for the 2021-2022 AST Board of Directors (BOD) is open until August 21. Four seats are being contested this year, and there will be at least two vacancies from current board members not running for re-election. Our nominees are:

We held a candidate forum on August 5th. You can watch that here.

About Serving on the Board

There is a significant amount of work necessary just to keep the lights on at AST – BBST, CAST, Grants, the website, and so forth. Serving on the board is a duty and a responsibility to the membership and the people who brought the organization this far.

Board members are expected to attend three board meetings a year. Reasonable travel expenses for those whose employers do not cover them can be provided by AST. Board members are expected to monitor and participate regularly in our Slack instance, and write a few blog posts. Some do more. There is no geographic restriction on being a board member, as long as you can attend meetings and do the work. For executive committee members, including all officers, there are monthly conference calls and additional responsibilities attached.

Board Members currently spend between 2-20 hours/month on AST. Involvement varies depending on role and is expected to be variable throughout the year. Employment and family can make it hard to find the AST time. We ask candidates to think about their commitment in time and energy.

Outline of Election Proceedings

  • June 14: Nominations Opened
  • July 7: Nominations Close
  • July 25: Candidates Announced
  • August 5: Candidate Forum/Q&A hosted by AST
  • Voting opens August 6 and closes August 21
  • Late August: 2021-2022 AST Board of Directors Announced

The Elections Committee,
Rachel Kibler
Chris Kenst