Elections will be held in August for six Member-at-Large positions on the USA Wrestling Board of Directors. These positions will be voted upon by the Board of Directors in their August 2014 meeting. A two-year commitment is required as the terms for these positions begin at the conclusion of the Board meeting and proceed for two years, through the 2016 Board of Directors meeting. Board members are responsible for helping set policies and direction for USA Wrestling. The Board meets once per year, usually in August. In addition, Board members may be asked to serve on USA Wrestling standing or ad hoc committees from time to time.
Elections will also be held in August for elected positions on the Governance Committee. A two-year commitment is required as terms for these positions begin at the conclusion of the Board meeting and proceed for two years, until the conclusion of the 2016 Board of Directors meeting. Most Governance Committee work is done by email and telephone conference call.
Any member with a current USA Wrestling membership card is eligible to serve on the Board as a Member-at-Large, or to serve as a member of the Governance Committee, subject to any term limitations specified in the USA Wrestling By-Laws. Any current member may also nominate another USA Wrestling member for these positions. Prospective candidates may nominate themselves or be nominated by someone else. A nomination form is printed on this page. Candidates will be notified by the Governance Committee to determine if they wish to serve (if nominated by someone else) or to confirm receipt of the nomination if they nominate themselves.
To become a candidate for these positions:
1. Completely fill out the nomination form below. You must be a current 2014 USA Wrestling member and must provide your card number in the space provided. If you are not a member, contact your state chairperson for a card or go to http://www.themat.com/
2. Send the nomination form (and any material reinforcing your candidate's qualifications) to the address below for receipt no later than July 18, 2014
. Once current membership is verified, the candidate will be contacted in confirmation of receipt of the nomination and to verify willingness to serve.
3. All verified nominations will be presented to the USA Wrestling Board of Directors at their next meeting. The election will be held at that time with the vote conducted by the USA Wrestling Board of Directors and the Governance Committee of the Board.
4. Any individual holding a membership card for the membership year September 1, 2013 to August 31, 2014 may nominate themselves or others with a current membership card.
Click here for nomination form and election information