The American Cider Association is accepting nominations for joining their board of directors. Nominations are due January 22. These are volunteer positions with a three year commitment. Active membership of the association is one of the few requirements. There are three seats in this year’s election. Incumbents whose terms are up for renewal may choose to run for these seats again. The three seats up for renewal are:
- At Large 1 (Open to any permanent salaried employee of US-based ACA member cidery in any region – no size restrictions)
- At Large 2 (Open to any permanent salaried employee of US-based ACA member cidery in any region – no size restrictions)
- Large Cidery (Open to any salaried permanent employee of US-based ACA member cidery in any region where 2020 production was more than 1 million gallons of cider)
Interested candidates should complete the self-nomination form here:
Have questions about board service? Reach out to Michelle. She can send you an informational video that she recorded last year and schedule a time to chat.
Do you know who is on the 2020 board? Meet them HERE.
Developing a more diverse and equitable cider industry and association is a long-term project that requires conscious iterative investment at every stage. Our board is actively working toward goal development in this area (read a recent blog post from our board vice president, Brooke Glover). We believe that representation matters in reaching those goals and we are thus encouraging diverse candidates including women, BIPOCs, LGTBQIA+, veterans and people with disabilities to run for the board of directors.