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Call for nominations: IGS-NA Board of Directors

News | November 11, 2016 | By:

The mission of the North American chapter of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS-NA) is to provide leadership in advancing geosynthetics education and research to attain their appropriate and widespread use as engineering materials.

To advance that mission, IGS-NA president, John Henderson, has initiated a Call for Nominations for the upcoming election of members to serve on the next IGS-NA Board of Directors.

IGS-NA seats open for election are:

President–Elect (one seat)                                                                                                        

Each new president-elect will serve one 2-year term of office in that capacity, followed by one 2-year term as president, followed by one 2-year-term as past-president. As president-elect, the successful candidate will be responsible for assisting the president and performing assignments directed by the president and/or the IGS-NA Board of Directors.

Treasurer (one seat)                                                                                                                          

The treasurer will serve a 2-year-term. The treasurer is responsible for managing the finances of IGS-NA.

Vice President (three seats)                                                                                                              

Vice presidents will serve a 4-year term. Vice presidents are responsible for representing members of IGS-NA and performing assignments directed by the president and/or the IGS-NA Board of Directors.


  • Nov. 4–18, 2016—Call for Nominations
  • Dec. 1, 2016—Nominations Committee sends a slate of nominees to the Board of Directors for approval.
  • By Dec. 31, 2016—Ballot is developed and made ready for distribution to IGS-NA members.
  • Jan. 1–27, 2017—Voting period on candidates for officers and board members.
  • Feb.1, 2017—Successful candidates are notified and election announcements made.
  • March 12–15, 2017—Officers and board members will take office at the next General Assembly of the IGS-NA in Orlando, Fla., during Geotechnical Frontiers 2017.

Henderson’s announcements stated: “To nominate someone or yourself, please email the requested information to name, title sought, company/institution/organization name, address, email address, and phone number, as well as a 150-word description about involvement in the geosynthetics industry and reason(s) for running for the seat.”

Comments, questions, or for more information, contact the Chairman of the IGS-NA Nomination Committee and Past-President Bob Mackey (

Source: IGS-NA

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