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Board Elections

The WEA is a member-based, volunteer-driven association. Candidates are nominated for election to the Board of Directors.

Mission of the WEA

Advancing professionalism of outdoor leaders through standards, training, and credentialing

General Board Members:

The WEA Board serves as the steward of the WEA mission. To review the eligibility requirements, position description, and steps to apply, please visit the WEA website here.

This is a three year term.

Student Representative

The Student Representative on the Board of Directors serves as the voice and advocate for students and student issues. 

This is a one year term.

Board Responsibility 

To review recent accomplishments of the WEA and the Board, please review the 2020 Annual Report.

The WEA is seeking the following skills, talents, or expertise to complement the current board: 

  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion expertise

  • Member engagement

  • Marketing and promotions skills

  • Communication (newsletters and social media)

  • Finances

  • Business Entrepreneurship

  • Fundraising

  • Legal expertise and nonprofit Leadership

  • Curriculum development/delivery

  • International relations

  • Outdoor industry expertise

  • Conference/Event Planning

Important Dates



December 2023

January 2024

New board member announcements

February 2024

New board member onboarding/training

April 2024

A voting form will been emailed to all active members.
Please follow the link and instructions in your email or cast your vote here during the voting window.

You may vote for each applicant (yes, no, or abstain).

If you encounter any bugs or have any questions, please contact the National Office.

Applicant Bios

Member at Large

Applicant bios will be posted here.

Student Representative

Applicant bios will be posted here.

Wilderness Education Association, Inc.
151 NC Highway 9, Ste B, Box 136
Black Mountain, NC 28711

© 2021 Wilderness Education Association, Inc.

Black Mountain, NC, is located on the ancestral lands of the ᏣᎳᎫᏪᏘᏱ Tsalaguwetiyi (Cherokee, East), S’atsoyaha (Yuchi), & Catawba Nations.

Driggs, Idaho - launch site of the first WEA courses - is located on the ancestral lands of the Shoshone, Bannock, Blackfoot, Crow, Flathead, Gros Ventre, Nez Perce and other peoples.

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