Statement of Interest for Board of Directors Appointment

Thank you for your interest in serving on the Board of Directors for Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture. Founded in 2005, Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture is a woman-led organization that supports producers and cultivates community connections that educate, inspire, and increase the demand for local food.

Please review the Board of Directors' responsibilities and complete the entire form below if you would like to be considered for this impactful appointment.

The Board will review potential applicants on a rolling time period. Vacancies will be filled based upon current organizational needs. Eligible applicants will be contacted within one month of their application.


BOARD OF DIRECTORS RESPONSIBILITIES:

We seek powerful and passionate women who can commit 10-15 hours per month for a 3-year term.

Duties include:
  • Attending board meetings (bi-monthly, 3rd Mondays, 5:30 - 7:00pm at Agricultural Conference Center in Boone, NC).
  • Participating in one board committee throughout the year.
  • Attending one annual retreat.
  • Recruiting new BRWIA donors, supporters, and board members.
  • Assisting with fundraising activities.
  • Lending support to programs and staff (e.g., attending events, mentoring staff, or supporting grant writing).
  • Acting as an ambassador for BRWIA and educating the community about our mission and activities.

You can meet the current Board of Directors by clicking here.

If you are willing to commit to these responsibilities, click OK to complete the application form.

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* Your first and last name

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* Address (Street, City, State, Zip)

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* Email address

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* Phone number

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* Below are the pillars of the Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture mission. Which of the following areas do you believe you can best serve? (check all that apply)

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* Why do you wish to obtain this appointment?

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* Please tell us about any relevant education, training, skills, life experiences, and connections that you would bring to the Board. Include any previous board, committee, or other advisory experience. (Prior board experience is not necessary.)

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* Do you have any known or potential conflicts of interest (including membership in any organization, your employment, and the membership or employment of any family member) that might arise if you are appointed? If yes, please explain.

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* Age (optional)

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* Please feel free to tell us anything more about you that might relate to serving on Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture's Board of Directors.

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