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Nominating Committee

About the Nominating Committee:

The Nominating Committee consists of up to seven people elected by the Board of Directors. The Commitee manages all aspects of the annual Board nomination process. 

Nomination Process:

  • Every year a “Call for Nominations” is sent to all VBSR members. In most years the Call for Nominations is sent out at the end of August/early September. 
  • Each nominee is asked to complete a Board Nomination Questionnaire/Background Form to aid in the goal of maintaining a diverse, engaged, and committed board of directors for VBSR. 

  • The Board-appointed Nominating Committee meets to consider the nominations. The Committee looks for a demonstrated commitment to the mission and principles of VBSR, as well as to the organization itself, and a balance on the board of the following factors (the Committee may conduct interviews to aid in review of the listed factors):
    1. geographic location
    2. company size
    3. business sector
    4. gender
    5. skills and interests
  • By late fall, for "traditional" board seats, the Committee creates a list of nominees to recommend to the full board, which then can approve or change the slate.
  • For "at-large" nominations, the Nominating Committee presents every name submitted after confirming the individual is in a decision-making position at a for-profit member company.
  • Once the board approves the slate of nominees, a ballot with brief biographies is sent to all VBSR members.
  • Members vote by ballot in the fall for terms beginning January 1st.
  • The Nomination Questionnaire/Background Form may be submitted at any time during the year for review by the Nominating Committee at a scheduled Committee meeting. If there are unfilled Board positions, the Nominating Committee may review and forward nominations to the Board of Directors for its review at a scheduled meeting. The Board may appoint directors to unfilled board positions at any scheduled meeting.

For more information about serving on the nominating committee, please contact Roxanne Vought or roxannev@vbsr.org or at (802) 862-8347.

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Nominating Committee Members

Name Company

Avram Patt (Nominating Committee Chair)

DOWN PATT CONSULTING

Michael Burak

Burak Anderson & Melloni

Yola Carlough

B LAB 

Arne Hammarlund

People's United Bank

Ken Merritt

Merritt & Merritt & Moulton, Attorneys at Law

Stephen Morris

Green Living Journal

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