Now Accepting Candidate Submissions!
Courtesy Jennifer Ingraham
This year, we will have candidates vying for one of four open positions on the board for a three-year term (2020 through 2022). Here’s how the process works:
Applications for candidates will be open from November 6 until 11:59 p.m. on November 15.
We will post the list of candidates and their statements on the website on November 16.
All current 107IST members will then be able to post questions to candidates on the member forums of the website.
On November 24, from noon to 2, we will host a town hall session for all candidates. This session is moderated, and the questions are sent in from members.
Ballots will be sent out on Monday, December 2 to all 107IST members who renewed their 2019 membership on or before October 31.
Voting will take place from December 2 through 8, and we will announce the results immediately thereafter.
You must have been a member of the 107IST as of October 31, 2019, to be eligible to run for the board and/or to vote.
What are our needs?
As always, we are looking for professional, committed people to join our board. Non-profit experience is a definite plus, but our greatest needs are people who a history of committed and reliable work with the 107IST and who can put in the time needed for the board. [The time commitment can vary depending on what members take on, but the average is somewhere between 6 to 10 hours a week.]
We are always looking for technology and communications skills, as well as proven project management, leadership, and strategic thinking.
As the board continues to evolve and grow, and we embark on a capital campaign for a permanent home, it would be great to have people with financial or real estate experience.
If you are considering running, we highly encourage you to attend our board meeting on Wednesday, November 12, to get a sense of who we are and how we work.
About the board
Our board members help shape the organization and work to make the Timbers and Thorns supporter experience bigger and better, as well as contribute to initiatives in the Portland soccer community. You can find out more about the current board, the positions and committees they serve in, and the initiatives they manage here.