OISC Requests Nominations for New Council Members

The Oregon Invasive Species Council is seeking nominations for 5 at-large member seats that become vacant at the end of December 2017. Strong nominees will have expertise in one or more of the following areas: environmental law; marine and estuary ecology; aquaculture, horticulture; weed control; small woodlands; parks and recreation; science education/K-12; pet industry; regional coordination; and seed or nursery industry. The council is particularly interested in representation from Eastern, Southern, or Central Oregon. Nominees should be willing and able to serve for two years. Council members are expected to attend 2-3 meetings per year in various parts of the state, participate in conference calls, and contribute to other Council activities. There is a two-term limit. Council members are not paid, but are reimbursed for travel expenses associated with Council business, including Council meetings.                    

Nominations and questions about the process should be directed to Jalene Littlejohn, Oregon Invasive Species Council Coordinator (coordinator@oregoninvasivespeciescouncil.org). Please include the individual’s name, title, phone, e-mail, and mailing address, as well as a brief description of their qualifications (self nominations are acceptable). In addition, the Council requests a statement from the person being nominated that explains their interest and contributions they are willing to make to the Council. Letters of support for the nominee are helpful. The deadline for nominations is December 1, 2017. The council will welcome the new appointees at the first meeting of the Council in 2018.


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