Application of Governing Board Candidates

Greetings from WAEYC! 
It’s an exciting time to be involved! Early learning professionals and the field are facing difficult challenges as  well as new opportunities. WAEYC is prioritizing and strengthening our services, making structural and staffing  changes, and solidifying key alliances with our partners. Thank you for considering a leadership role! Whether  through board service or in other ways, we appreciate—and we depend on—the involvement and willingness to  serve from individuals like you. Thank you! 
We hope you consider your nomination to be an opportunity and an honor. We also want to be candid about the  expectations and level of commitment involved in board service.  The WAEYC Governing Board is a working  board, one that not only gives input and makes decisions, but also one that carries out or supervises fellow  volunteers carrying out the work of/for the local chapters, state affiliate and the national association. We meet  monthly by phone (90 minutes) and meet once a year for an all day retreat to set direction and goals. We also  meet at the annual WAEYC conference. WAEYC covers travel costs to that meeting. In between monthly board  meetings there are committee and work team meetings. Most of our work is through email and phone calls-we  share documents that we work on as a team. 
Below are position descriptions for all board positions. The Governing Board policies and all position  descriptions are attached to this email. 
Timeline for nominations and elections 

Greetings from WAEYC!
It’s an exciting time to be involved! Early learning professionals and the field are facing difficult challenges as
well as new opportunities. WAEYC is prioritizing and strengthening our services, making structural and staffing
changes, and solidifying key alliances with our partners. Thank you for considering a leadership role! Whether
through board service or in other ways, we appreciate—and we depend on—the involvement and willingness to
serve from individuals like you. Thank you!
We hope you consider your nomination to be an opportunity and an honor. We also want to be candid about the
expectations and level of commitment involved in board service. The WAEYC Governing Board is a working
board, one that not only gives input and makes decisions, but also one that carries out or supervises fellow
volunteers carrying out the work of/for the local chapters, state affiliate and the national association. We meet
monthly by phone (90 minutes) and meet once a year for an all day retreat to set direction and goals. We also
meet at the annual WAEYC conference. WAEYC covers travel costs to that meeting. In between monthly board
meetings there are committee and work team meetings. Most of our work is through email and phone calls-we
share documents that we work on as a team.
Below are position descriptions for all board positions. The Governing Board policies and all position
descriptions are attached to this email.
Timeline for nominations and elections
Jan. 10, 2020 Candidate Application Due
Jan 12, 2020 Slate Presented to the Governing Board
Jan 13, 2020 Applicants Notified of Status
Feb 15-27 2020 Voting
Feb 28, 2020 Candidates Notified of Status
Mar 1, 2020 Newly Elected Board Members Assume Office
In addition, we are seeking potential candidates for positions that will be open in the Spring of 2021. If you are
not ready to take on a position this year, or if you want to wait for the right position to be open for you in 2021,
complete only the Declaration of Intent and Contact Information sections of the attached form so we can follow
up with you when the nominations open next spring.
Please contact us if you have any questions.
• Michael Koetje, Past President, at mkoetje@pierce.ctc.edu or call 253-912-3671
• Lisa Neumann, Co-President, at lisa.neumann@email.edcc.edu or call 425-640-1250
We look forward to your response!
Greetings from WAEYC!
It’s an exciting time to be involved! Early learning professionals and the field are facing difficult challenges as
well as new opportunities. WAEYC is prioritizing and strengthening our services, making structural and staffing
changes, and solidifying key alliances with our partners. Thank you for considering a leadership role! Whether
through board service or in other ways, we appreciate—and we depend on—the involvement and willingness to
serve from individuals like you. Thank you!
We hope you consider your nomination to be an opportunity and an honor. We also want to be candid about the
expectations and level of commitment involved in board service. The WAEYC Governing Board is a working
board, one that not only gives input and makes decisions, but also one that carries out or supervises fellow
volunteers carrying out the work of/for the local chapters, state affiliate and the national association. We meet
monthly by phone (90 minutes) and meet once a year for an all day retreat to set direction and goals. We also
meet at the annual WAEYC conference. WAEYC covers travel costs to that meeting. In between monthly board
meetings there are committee and work team meetings. Most of our work is through email and phone calls-we
share documents that we work on as a team.
Below are position descriptions for all board positions. The Governing Board policies and all position
descriptions are attached to this email.
Timeline for nominations and elections
Jan. 10, 2020 Candidate Application Due
Jan 12, 2020 Slate Presented to the Governing Board
Jan 13, 2020 Applicants Notified of Status
Feb 15-27 2020 Voting
Feb 28, 2020 Candidates Notified of Status
Mar 1, 2020 Newly Elected Board Members Assume Office
In addition, we are seeking potential candidates for positions that will be open in the Spring of 2021. If you are
not ready to take on a position this year, or if you want to wait for the right position to be open for you in 2021,
complete only the Declaration of Intent and Contact Information sections of the attached form so we can follow
up with you when the nominations open next spring.
Please contact us if you have any questions.
• Michael Koetje, Past President, at mkoetje@pierce.ctc.edu or call 253-912-3671
• Lisa Neumann, Co-President, at lisa.neumann@email.edcc.edu or call 425-640-1250
We look forward to your response!
Greetings from WAEYC!
It’s an exciting time to be involved! Early learning professionals and the field are facing difficult challenges as
well as new opportunities. WAEYC is prioritizing and strengthening our services, making structural and staffing
changes, and solidifying key alliances with our partners. Thank you for considering a leadership role! Whether
through board service or in other ways, we appreciate—and we depend on—the involvement and willingness to
serve from individuals like you. Thank you!
We hope you consider your nomination to be an opportunity and an honor. We also want to be candid about the
expectations and level of commitment involved in board service. The WAEYC Governing Board is a working
board, one that not only gives input and makes decisions, but also one that carries out or supervises fellow
volunteers carrying out the work of/for the local chapters, state affiliate and the national association. We meet
monthly by phone (90 minutes) and meet once a year for an all day retreat to set direction and goals. We also
meet at the annual WAEYC conference. WAEYC covers travel costs to that meeting. In between monthly board
meetings there are committee and work team meetings. Most of our work is through email and phone calls-we
share documents that we work on as a team.
Below are position descriptions for all board positions. The Governing Board policies and all position
descriptions are attached to this email.
Timeline for nominations and elections
Jan. 10, 2020 Candidate Application Due
Jan 12, 2020 Slate Presented to the Governing Board
Jan 13, 2020 Applicants Notified of Status
Feb 15-27 2020 Voting
Feb 28, 2020 Candidates Notified of Status
Mar 1, 2020 Newly Elected Board Members Assume Office
In addition, we are seeking potential candidates for positions that will be open in the Spring of 2021. If you are
not ready to take on a position this year, or if you want to wait for the right position to be open for you in 2021,
complete only the Declaration of Intent and Contact Information sections of the attached form so we can follow
up with you when the nominations open next spring.
Please contact us if you have any questions.
• Michael Koetje, Past President, at mkoetje@pierce.ctc.edu or call 253-912-3671
• Lisa Neumann, Co-President, at lisa.neumann@email.edcc.edu or call 425-640-1250
We look forward to your response!
Greetings from WAEYC!
It’s an exciting time to be involved! Early learning professionals and the field are facing difficult challenges as
well as new opportunities. WAEYC is prioritizing and strengthening our services, making structural and staffing
changes, and solidifying key alliances with our partners. Thank you for considering a leadership role! Whether
through board service or in other ways, we appreciate—and we depend on—the involvement and willingness to
serve from individuals like you. Thank you!
We hope you consider your nomination to be an opportunity and an honor. We also want to be candid about the
expectations and level of commitment involved in board service. The WAEYC Governing Board is a working
board, one that not only gives input and makes decisions, but also one that carries out or supervises fellow
volunteers carrying out the work of/for the local chapters, state affiliate and the national association. We meet
monthly by phone (90 minutes) and meet once a year for an all day retreat to set direction and goals. We also
meet at the annual WAEYC conference. WAEYC covers travel costs to that meeting. In between monthly board
meetings there are committee and work team meetings. Most of our work is through email and phone calls-we
share documents that we work on as a team.
Below are position descriptions for all board positions. The Governing Board policies and all position
descriptions are attached to this email.
Timeline for nominations and elections
Jan. 10, 2020 Candidate Application Due
Jan 12, 2020 Slate Presented to the Governing Board
Jan 13, 2020 Applicants Notified of Status
Feb 15-27 2020 Voting
Feb 28, 2020 Candidates Notified of Status
Mar 1, 2020 Newly Elected Board Members Assume Office
In addition, we are seeking potential candidates for positions that will be open in the Spring of 2021. If you are
not ready to take on a position this year, or if you want to wait for the right position to be open for you in 2021,
complete only the Declaration of Intent and Contact Information sections of the attached form so we can follow
up with you when the nominations open next spring.
Please contact us if you have any questions.
• Michael Koetje, Past President, at mkoetje@pierce.ctc.edu or call 253-912-3671
• Lisa Neumann, Co-President, at lisa.neumann@email.edcc.edu or call 425-640-1250
We look forward to your response
Greetings from WAEYC!
It’s an exciting time to be involved! Early learning professionals and the field are facing difficult challenges as
well as new opportunities. WAEYC is prioritizing and strengthening our services, making structural and staffing
changes, and solidifying key alliances with our partners. Thank you for considering a leadership role! Whether
through board service or in other ways, we appreciate—and we depend on—the involvement and willingness to
serve from individuals like you. Thank you!
We hope you consider your nomination to be an opportunity and an honor. We also want to be candid about the
expectations and level of commitment involved in board service. The WAEYC Governing Board is a working
board, one that not only gives input and makes decisions, but also one that carries out or supervises fellow
volunteers carrying out the work of/for the local chapters, state affiliate and the national association. We meet
monthly by phone (90 minutes) and meet once a year for an all day retreat to set direction and goals. We also
meet at the annual WAEYC conference. WAEYC covers travel costs to that meeting. In between monthly board
meetings there are committee and work team meetings. Most of our work is through email and phone calls-we
share documents that we work on as a team.
Below are position descriptions for all board positions. The Governing Board policies and all position
descriptions are attached to this email.
Timeline for nominations and elections
Jan. 10, 2020 Candidate Application Due
Jan 12, 2020 Slate Presented to the Governing Board
Jan 13, 2020 Applicants Notified of Status
Feb 15-27 2020 Voting
Feb 28, 2020 Candidates Notified of Status
Mar 1, 2020 Newly Elected Board Members Assume Office
In addition, we are seeking potential candidates for positions that will be open in the Spring of 2021. If you are
not ready to take on a position this year, or if you want to wait for the right position to be open for you in 2021,
complete only the Declaration of Intent and Contact Information sections of the attached form so we can follow
up with you when the nominations open next spring.
Please contact us if you have any questions.
• Michael Koetje, Past President, at mkoetje@pierce.ctc.edu or call 253-912-3671
• Lisa Neumann, Co-President, at lisa.neumann@email.edcc.edu or call 425-640-1250
We look forward to your response!
Greetings from WAEYC! 
It’s an exciting time to be involved! Early learning professionals and the field are facing difficult challenges as  well as new opportunities. WAEYC is prioritizing and strengthening our services, making structural and staffing  changes, and solidifying key alliances with our partners. Thank you for considering a leadership role! Whether  through board service or in other ways, we appreciate—and we depend on—the involvement and willingness to  serve from individuals like you. Thank you! 
We hope you consider your nomination to be an opportunity and an honor. We also want to be candid about the  expectations and level of commitment involved in board service.  The WAEYC Governing Board is a working  board, one that not only gives input and makes decisions, but also one that carries out or supervises fellow  volunteers carrying out the work of/for the local chapters, state affiliate and the national association. We meet  monthly by phone (90 minutes) and meet once a year for an all day retreat to set direction and goals. We also  meet at the annual WAEYC conference. WAEYC covers travel costs to that meeting. In between monthly board  meetings there are committee and work team meetings. Most of our work is through email and phone calls-we  share documents that we work on as a team. 
Below are position descriptions for all board positions. The Governing Board policies and all position  descriptions are attached to this email. 
Timeline for nominations and elections
Greetings from WAEYC! 
It’s an exciting time to be involved! Early learning professionals and the field are facing difficult challenges as  well as new opportunities. WAEYC is prioritizing and strengthening our services, making structural and staffing  changes, and solidifying key alliances with our partners. Thank you for considering a leadership role! Whether  through board service or in other ways, we appreciate—and we depend on—the involvement and willingness to  serve from individuals like you. Thank you! 
We hope you consider your nomination to be an opportunity and an honor. We also want to be candid about the  expectations and level of commitment involved in board service.  The WAEYC Governing Board is a working  board, one that not only gives input and makes decisions, but also one that carries out or supervises fellow  volunteers carrying out the work of/for the local chapters, state affiliate and the national association. We meet  monthly by phone (90 minutes) and meet once a year for an all day retreat to set direction and goals. We also  meet at the annual WAEYC conference. WAEYC covers travel costs to that meeting. In between monthly board  meetings there are committee and work team meetings. Most of our work is through email and phone calls-we  share documents that we work on as a team. 
Below are position descriptions for all board positions. The Governing Board policies and all position  descriptions are attached to this email. 
Timeline for nominations and elections 

Greetings from WAEYC!


It’s an exciting time to be involved! Early learning professionals and the field are facing difficult challenges as well as new opportunities. WAEYC is prioritizing and strengthening our services, making structural and staffing changes, and solidifying key alliances with our partners. Thank you for considering a leadership role! Whether through board service or in other ways, we appreciate—and we depend on—the involvement and willingness to serve from individuals like you. Thank you!


We hope you consider your nomination to be an opportunity and an honor. We also want to be candid about the expectations and level of commitment involved in board service. The WAEYC Governing Board is a working board, one that not only gives input and makes decisions, but also one that carries out or supervises fellow volunteers carrying out the work of/for the local chapters, state affiliate and the national association. We meet monthly by phone (90 minutes) and meet once a year for an all day retreat to set direction and goals. We also meet at the annual WAEYC conference. WAEYC covers travel costs to that meeting. In between monthly board meetings there are committee and work team meetings. Most of our work is through email and phone calls-we share documents that we work on as a team. For full application details and board position descriptions CLICK HERE to apply online please visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-waeyc-governing-board-application-tickets-79990067445


Timeline for nominations and elections

Jan. 10, 2020 Candidate Application Due

Jan 12, 2020 Slate Presented to the Governing Board

Jan 13, 2020 Applicants Notified of Status

Feb 15-27 2020 Voting

Feb 28, 2020 Candidates Notified of Status

Mar 1, 2020 Newly Elected Board Members Assume Office


In addition, we are seeking potential candidates for positions that will be open in the Spring of 2021. If you are not ready to take on a position this year, or if you want to wait for the right position to be open for you in 2021, complete only the Declaration of Intent and Contact Information sections of the attached form so we can follow up with you when the nominations open next spring.


Please contact us if you have any questions.

• Michael Koetje, Past President, at mkoetje@pierce.ctc.edu or call 253-912-3671

• Lisa Neumann, Co-President, at lisa.neumann@email.edcc.edu or call 425-640-1250


We look forward to your response!


Please download the PDF application: CLICK HERE

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