Announcing the 2021 107IST board elections

11/01/2021 10:09 PM | Jennifer Ingraham (Administrator)

We are now accepting candidate submissions for this year's 107IST election cycle! To run for the board, you must have been a current member as of October 31, 2021. The deadline to submit your application is noon on November 19.

This year, there are two member-elected positions that will serve three-year terms. The Timbers Army Steering Committee, Rose City Riveters Steering Committee, and the BIPOC Committee also nominate candidates for one-year terms. You can read more about the board composition and the elections process in our bylaws.

If you’re considering running, we recommend you join us at our next board meeting on November 9. Over the next few weeks, we’ll also be publishing some more information about day-to-day board life and the things we’re working on to give a better idea of what being on the board is like.

Important dates

  • Applications for candidates will be open until noon (Pacific) on November 19.
  • We will post the list of candidates and their statements on the website on the afternoon of November 20.
  • After the slate is announced, all current 107IST members will be able to post questions to candidates in the member forums on the website.
  • On December 4, from noon to 2 p.m. (Pacific), we will host a virtual forum session for all candidates. This session is moderated, and the questions will come from members.
  • We will post a recording of the forum on December 5 to all 2021 members.
  • We will also email ballots to all 2021 members on December 5.
  • Voting will take place from December 5 through December 12, and we will announce the results on December 13.

What are our needs?

As always, we are looking for professional, committed people to join our board. The main requirement is always people who can put in the time needed for board initiatives. (The time commitment can vary depending on what members take on, but the average is somewhere between 6 to 10 hours a week.)

We continue to work towards becoming more strategic in focus, empowering the steering committees to take on SG efforts, so we are definitely looking for individuals with organizational change experience, as well as administrative, project management, and strategic thinking skills.

As the board continues to evolve and grow, and we continue our capital campaign for a permanent home, it would be great to have people with fundraising experience on the board.

There is no age requirement or residency requirement — those who identify as part of an RSG should consider running!

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 on, and the initiatives they manage here.

If you have any questions about the election process, please email us at elections@107ist.org.


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