Director Nominations due January 31!
Dear Washington State Maritime Cooperative Member:
The Washington State Maritime Cooperative (WSMC) has three Director Positions up for nomination and election. Each newly elected Director will take his/her position on the date elected at WSMC’s annual meeting. Directors are elected for three-year terms.
William Miller has served three years as the elected Ferry Vessel Director. Robert Price has been the Alternate Ferry Vessel Director. Both William Miller and Robert Price have confirmed that they are willing to continue to serve on the WSMC Board, although they may change positions with Mr. Miller becoming the alternate. Randy Click is the appointed Foreign Liner Cargo/Cruise Vessel Director. Randy Click has confirmed that he is willing to continue to serve on the WSMC Board, if nominated and elected. Kevin Pinson, the Foreign Liner Cargo Vessels Director for fourteen years, is resigning his position, and we are seeking a new Director to fill this position.
According to WSMC’s Bylaws, WSMC’s Directors must be actively employed or serving on behalf of a company or entity (this may include consultants and interest groups). The nominee should have at least five (5) years of experience within the vessel operating category which they represent. Knowledge, experience, and/or interest in oil-spill responses are also important.
You are requested to nominate a candidate for the position of Director for your segment of the maritime industry. This nomination process will be followed by the distribution of election ballots in February 2019. Your vote for your new Director may be cast in person or by proxy at the annual meeting, which will be held on Tuesday, March 12, 2019. An official notice of the meeting and location will be sent to you with a ballot in February 2019.
Your nomination form is enclosed. Please review the information on the top of the form, fill in the requested information and nomination, and return to WSMC by January 31, 2019. The top nominees (up to three) will be put on the election ballot.
Thank you in advance for your participation and support in this process.Please call me at (425) 486-3501 if you desire more information or have any questions.
ROGER D. MOWERY