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Seeking Candidates for the SHTA Board

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Seeking Candidates for the SHTA Board

January 13, 2021

The Superior Hiking Trail Association Board is seeking new volunteer Board members to replace those whose terms are expiring in May 2021. Our Board serves as the governing body of the Association and works closely with the executive director to accomplish our ambitious strategic goals. The Board meets virtually (or in person when it’s safe to do so) four times annually, and each board member serves on at least one committee. Typically, committees meet once in between each full board meeting. Occasionally, we plan a non-working get-together to enjoy our friendships and shared love for the Trail. 

Although we are always interested in recruiting avid SHT users, including day hikers, trail runners or backpackers, we are equally excited to invite those who are passionate in supporting equity and inclusion in outdoor recreation to join the Board. This year we are especially looking for expertise in land management, engineering, construction, project management, trail protection, and trail maintenance. Candidates with diverse backgrounds and professional experiences are encouraged to apply to ensure a broad range of skills, perspectives, and voices are represented on the SHTA Board.

If interested, we ask that you introduce yourself by sending a letter to the SHTA Governance Committee, no later than March 31st, 2021 at the two email addresses below. Please include the following information:

  • Why you are interested in joining the Board.
  • How you add value to the Board.
  • The talents, skills, and interest you bring to the Board. 
  • What you expect to get from serving on the Board.
  • Any other information you’d like to share. 

Please send your letter and any questions to executive director Lisa Luokkala ([email protected]) AND to Board vice-chair Karen Ketchmark ([email protected]) to apply.

We look forward to hearing from you!