COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - The National Wheelchair Basketball Association Athletes’ Advisory Council (AAC) and Governance Committee will host an election in August to fill four open Athlete Representative positions in alignment with the NWBA Bylaws and USOPC AAC Bylaws. All eligible athletes who have the skillset, capacity and passion to assume a leadership position are strongly encouraged to submit their interest. This is a perfect opportunity for athletes who want to influence the direction of the NWBA and ensure that the athlete voice is heard at the highest level of the organization.
1. NWBA Athletes’ Advisory Council (NWBA AAC) Member
2. NWBA Board of Directors Athlete Director - this elected position will also assume a member position with the NWBA Athletes’ Advisory Council (NWBA AAC)
3. USOPC AAC Representative - this elected position will also assume an Athlete Director position with the NWBA Board of Directors and a member position with the NWBA Athletes’ Advisory Council (NWBA AAC)
4. USOPC AAC Alternate Representative - this elected position will also assume an Athlete Director position with the NWBA Board of Directors and a member position with the NWBA Athletes’ Advisory Council (NWBA AAC)
*Athlete definitions as well as eligibility criteria and election requirements are outlined in the NWBA Bylaws: click here for the NWBA Bylaws – ARTICLE 11 pages 28-32
All details of the election including requirements and a responsibilities description that outlines the expectations for the successful candidate(s) have been e-mailed directly to eligible athletes. By Thursday, July 14, 2022, interested eligible athletes should e-mail their statement of intent, disclosures and biography to Tina Cain, NWBA Business and Compliance Manager, at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Further details and the election timeline are included below.
“Thank you, in advance, to all eligible athletes for considering this important opportunity that will further increase the two-way communication between athletes and leadership,” said Darlene Hunter, former USOPC AAC Representative and current NWBA President of the Board. “The organization has been driven by membership for 72+ years, and will continue to evolve with continued athlete voice and member input driving our future direction.”
In summary, Athlete Representatives are elected by their peers to represent their interests and provide athlete perspective in all decisions. Athlete Representatives are responsible for bringing the athlete voice to the Board and Committees--actively participating in strategic initiatives and regularly attending Board and / or Committee Meetings.
Athletes are encouraged to reach out to the NWBA AAC or the Governance Committee with questions or to learn more about serving in an athlete representative position - select the following link for Leadership contact details: https://www.nwba.org/managementleadership.
Note: All communications will be sent to eligible athletes using the e-mail address on file within the NWBA Membership database (SportsEngine), or for athletes no longer competing to their last e-mail of record. Eligible athletes who did not receive the direct e-mail with the election details are encouraged to reach out to Tina Cain, Business and Compliance Manager at: email@example.com, to ensure their contact information is updated.