Board of Directors
If you are interested in becoming a member of the KAEE Board of Directors, check out the Board Roles and Responsibilities document for more information. Questions about Board membership, officer duties, the nomination/election process, or the candidate application should be addressed to Jennifer Hubbard-Sanchez, KAEE Governance Committee Chair. She can be reached via email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
New board members are elected each fall at the annual KAEE conference and serve two-year terms. Elected board members will join a core team of KAEE representatives from all over Kentucky. KAEE Board members serve two years as they work to provide strong leadership for the organization and improve environmental education efforts throughout the state.
Due to the pandemic, board meetings have temporarily shifted to
online, bi-monthly zoom meetings.
Board governance committee
The Governance Committee is charged with:
Identifying current board needs related to KAEE board membership and board development.
Selecting a slate of candidates to fill board officer and board member vacancies.
Ensuring the current board receives any professional development it needs to fulfill its legal and fiduciary responsibilities.
The Governance Committee is made up of a five-member appointed committee that includes the past chair, two board members, and two KAEE members-at-large. The two KAEE members-at-large will serve a one year appointment. In order to qualify for this position, you must be a current KAEE member in good standing. You must be able to participate in several conference calls and review documents before the calls. Previous knowledge of KAEE’s mission, vision, and long-range plan is preferred.
All board nominations, including both Board officers and Board members, will be submitted to the Governance Committee. The Governance Committee will use a matrix to determine gaps in the current board composition related to gender, geographic location, race, age, skills, and the vocations of current members. From that analysis, the Governance Committee will submit a non-competitive slate of candidates for each elective board position and office to be filled. The slate of candidates will be presented to the membership for final approval.