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This fall our Region will be electing a new Region Director who will be elected by the voting of all active patrol members with primary registry in the EPA Region at the 2023 fall OEC Refreshers. The election will start at the first OEC Refresher on September 16, 2023 (pending final OEC Refresher schedule) and will be via the online Election Runner electronic platform. It will end with the last refresher on November 11, 2023. The elected Region Director will take office on April 1, 2024.

This early election announcement is being made via E-mail and on the EPA Region website as required by the April 2010 amendment to the Division by-laws. Members seeking the office of Region Director may announce their intention starting in February 1st, 2023, by contacting Election Chairperson Inese Jardine or current RD Sharon Friedel for a nomination form. The Nomination form, platform, resume, and candidate picture may be submitted at any time to Inese Jardine, with a copy to Sharon Friedel, and will be due no later than August 1, 2023. The Election Committee will check the eligibility of each candidate upon receipt of these required items and notify the candidate of the results. Early submission and acceptance of these items will enable candidates to announce their candidacy and campaign during the current ski season.

Each candidate’s picture, platform, and resume will be posted on the EPA website as soon as they are received. This is the only way the information about the candidates will be available.

Following are the pre-requisite requirements for Region Director Candidates.

Region Director Candidates must be:

  • Active registered patrollers in the EPA Region.
  • A minimum of five seasons of patrolling experience.
  • Achieved Senior Alpine, Senior Nordic, or Certified status.
  • Members currently registered as Patrollers (nonSenior, formerly known as Auxiliary) are qualified to become Region Director Candidates if they have met the requirements described above at some point in their patrol career.

Potential candidates may obtain a nomination form by contacting:

Elections - 2023

Candidate Announcements:

Past Election Information: