Board Elections

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The list of candidates for 2023 election.

Voting will take place electronically during the month of January. The nominee’s bio and short videos will give you a chance to hear nominees express their views.

2023 Election Candidates

Secretary
(1 open position)
Benjamin Runge
Secretary
Ryan Verkamp
Secretary
Executive Committee
(2 open positions)
Lisa Allen
Executive Committee
Steve Jones
Executive Committee
Tom Westhoff
Executive Committee

At-Large Board Positions

(4 open positions)
Ralph Duren
At-large Board Member
Steve Jones
At-Large Board Member
Josh Lane
At-Large Board Member
Jim Low
At-Large Board Member
Benjamin Runge
At-Large Board Member
Ryan Verkamp
At-Large Board Member

What can you do to help fulfill our Conservation Federation of Missouri (CFM) mission: to ensure conservation of Missouri’s wildlife and natural resources and preservation of our state’s rich outdoor heritage through advocacy, education, and partnerships? Consider becoming more involved in the good work. CFM leadership recognizes the future is YOU!

Missouri conservation needs your time and talent to remain strong and become stronger. Whether in leadership, finance, natural resource management, wildlife management, or other areas, your experience and input as a member of the Board help keep CFM paying it forward.

The Nominating Committee is now seeking nominations for the 2023 election. August 8th is the deadline to receive all applications for positions needed to fill for 2023. Nominations are being sought for the following positions:

  • Secretary: The Secretary elected will be for a three-year term (2026)
  • At-large Board Members (4 positions): Elected board members will serve a three-year term (2026)
  •  Executive Committee (2 positions): Elected for a three-year term (2026). Note, only sitting board members are eligible to serve on the Executive Committee.

 

You may nominate yourself or another person by completing the nominations form along with a short bio and a photo as instructed on the website by August 8th. For questions or assistance please contact a CFM staff member.

The nominating committee will use the information provided to choose candidates for the 2023 positions.
Nomination Process:
1. Read the descriptions and preferred qualifications.
2. Read the expectations for a board member.
3. Complete the nominations form and a short bio. (a short personal video is preferred)
4. Submit nomination documents/personal video no later than August 8, 2022.
Election: The election will be held electronically in January 2023 and the results will be announced prior to the Annual Convention.