The board of CTPA is currently seeking candidates for board membership. We are looking for individuals who are committed to arboriculture and to advancing the care of trees in Connecticut; people who have a solid understanding of the goals of CTPA and who are willing to commit the time and effort needed to make CTPA better.
The people the board is looking for are those who can help plan the future of the Association and then work to make those plans come to life. The Association is continuously facing new challenges. Examples include:
- Currently it is renting office space. For a variety of reasons, it needs to determine the next steps regarding this office space and rooms for meetings.
- With the upgrade of the website, someone is needed who can spearhead communications.
- Over the past recent years, the Association has introduced several new annual events such as EHAP, the Climbing Competition, Arboriculture 101 and the Arbor Day celebration. Individuals are needed who can bring the same enthusiasm and dedication to these activities as did those who began them.
- The Association will continue to hold its Summer and Annual meetings and otherwise provide service to its 800-plus membership, with the responsibility for keeping these activities going falling on to the Board.
No small order, but that is why CTPA is seeking the right people. To be a board member, an individual should plan on attending monthly board meetings as well as be able to donate on average a day’s worth of time per month to CTPA. Commitment is key. Board members are also expected to chair a CTPA committee by the end of their second year.
Individuals interested in being candidates should contact Rich Mitchell, President of CTPA (firstname.lastname@example.org or 203-695-5581) or Chris Donnelly, CTPA Past President (email@example.com or 203-927-3052), prior to October 13th. Please be prepared to provide either Rich or Chris with a short bio and statement as to why you are interested in being on the board.
Alternatively, if you as a member know someone whom you feel would make a great board member, please pass the name of that person to either Chris or Rich. A current board member will contact this person to assess his or her interest in being on the board.
There is no monetary compensation for being on the CTPA Board of Directors – the reward comes in providing service to a highly-respected, highly-motivated association of individuals who are like-minded in their respect for trees and interest in trees and tree care. In just 7 short years, CTPA will be celebrating its 100th anniversary. Achieving that milestone will be testimony to the solid leadership the organization has received over the years. People who join the board now will also very likely be the ones who will help lead the Association into its second century.