2019 Board Nomination Period is Open

Every year at CiderCon we honor the service of our board of directors throughout the previous year. We also hold elections for rotating board seats. About a third of the board is up for election each year. Our board is structured such that full members (active cidery level member employees) hold the seats. We have regional chairs and a limited number of designated large cidery seats. The remaining seats are designated “at large.” Service terms are for three years and these are strictly volunteer positions. Meetings are held monthly, via teleconference.

We are opening the self-nomination period for this year’s elections today.

Which seats are up for election?

  • At Large Any full member producing under 1M gallons of cider a year qualifies to run. Votes cast by active cidery level members at large producing under 1M gallons. (There is a by law vote happening at CiderCon that would immediately open the At Large seat eligibility to large cideries. See next post).
  • Large Cidery Any full member producing over 1M gallons of cider a year qualifies to run. Votes cast by active cidery level members in the large cidery category.
  • Eastern Chair (CT, MA, ME, PA, NH, NJ, NY, RI, VT) Any full member producing under 1M gallons of cider a year with business headquarters in the USACM Eastern Region qualifies to run. Votes cast by active cidery level members producing under 1M gallons in the Eastern Region.
  • Southern Chair (AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV, MD, DE, DC) Any full member producing under 1M gallons of cider a year with business headquarters in the USACM Sourthern Region qualifies to run. Votes cast by active cidery level members producing under 1M gallons in the Southern Region.

Candidates are encouraged to declare candidacy early so they may connect with USACM’s executive director in advance of the membership meeting in Chicago. Candidates representing view points. currently underrepresented on the board are also encouraged to run.

These documents, always available on our website, may help you when considering candidacy:

To self-nominate, please fill out this form by clicking here

Reach out if you have any questions!

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