2022-2023 CWEA Board of Directors Nominees


All CWEA members are invited to vote on the incoming officers for the board of directors online. This is your chance to have a say in CWEA leadership and meet the nominees! CWEA 2022-2023 BOARD OF DIRECTORS NOMINEES:President-Elect, South:                        Chuck GreelyVice President, South:           Gilbert BarelaDirector at Large/Treasurer Track, South:   Stephanie PrescottWEF Delegate Director, South:           Garry ParkerDirector at Large, North:                    Michael WalkowiakAdditionally, the incoming Northern Regional Committee Chair Chathura Abeyrathna will join the board as an appointed position.Voting members must submit completed ballots no later than July 8, so it is important that we hear from you! You may vote to approve the slate as presented or provide a write-in candidate in order to submit your ballot.In order to comply with bylaws and state requirements, members must complete their ballot via their dedicated member-specific SurveyMonkey URL. Emailed votes are not permissible and will not be included in the final tally.

Meet the candidates | CWEA’s Board of Directors

The Vice-President nominee will become President in their third year of service and will serve on the Executive Committee and the Planning and Program Development Committee of the Board. The Director at-large from the South will become a member of the Operations Committee and become the CWEA Treasurer in the third year on the Board; thus, consideration of nominees will include experience in financial matters.

WEF Delegate Directors and Directors at-Large serve a three-year term of office and also function as CWEA Board members. To preserve balance in the numbers of representatives from the North and South, WEF Delegate Directors from the North are replaced by representatives from the South, and vice-versa. WEF Delegate Directors are elected in April, but do not take office until October, at WEF’s annual conference. WEF Delegate Directors-Elect are expected to attend CWEA Board meetings beginning immediately upon their election.

Vice Presidential nominees will also participate in an interview with the Executive Committee by phone early January. Candidates will be selected based on the responses to the questionnaire, resume, and, if applicable, the phone interview.