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Youth Observer to the UUA Board – Apply by 3/21!
Youth Observer to the UUA Board – Apply by 3/21!

Youth Leadership Opportunity: YO to the UUA Board of Trustees

A new Youth Observer (YO) to the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) Board of Trustees is elected by Unitarian Universalist (UU) youth in a national election every year before General Assembly. The Youth Observer to the Board is an important, national leadership position held by a UU youth.

Youth Observer 2012-’13 Election Timeline

March 21: Youth Observer candidate applications due March 30: Youth Observer candidate info, voting ballots available; voting opens April 23: Youth Observer voting ballots must be received (postmark Apr. 20) April 27: Youth Observer election winner announced To apply to be a candidate see the Apply to Become a Candidate For Youth Observer page at uua.org .For more information about the election process, see the Youth Observer Voting Process page. More information about the position of Youth Observer to the UUA Board of Trustees, including testimonials from past office holders, and a description of the election process can be found here.

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Comments (2)

Larry Ladd (not verified) 5 years 6 months ago

It's important to apply if you want to shape our faith community! As I sometimes say, we need an association "worthy of our youth and young adults"!

The structure of the UUA Board of Trustees is changing starting in 2013. It will go from over 20 members (including a formal Youth Trustee position that votes, in addition to the Youth Observer) to a board of 11 at large members (and no formal Youth Trustee position but still having the Youth Observer). SO IT"S IMPORTANT THAT YOUTH RUN FOR TRUSTEE. The 11 at large trustees will be nominated by the UUA Board (4 of the 11) and by the UUA Nominating Committee (7 of the 11). To apply to the Nominating Committee you must get your applicaiton in by AUGUST 15, 2012! Applications will be available on uua.org, in the Nominating Committee section, within a day or two.

Larry Ladd, Chair, UUA Nominating Committee

Robert P. Adelman (not verified) 4 years 9 months ago

Larry - It's been a long time but I have been trying, unsuccessfully, to contact you about the Liberal Religious Charitable Society of which I am not President. If you get this message, could you email me with your contact info. or call me at 904 277 8484. Many Thanks. Bob A.

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