Call for 2021 Board Nominations

Deadline Extended to April 16!

The American Horticultural Therapy Association Board of Directors is seeking nominations for four (4) open board positions. You may nominate yourself or someone you believe will help steer the course of AHTA into the future. 

The Director at Large position is a 3-year term that begins at the AHTA Annual Member Meeting in October 2021 and lasts through October 2024.

Nominations will be accepted through April 16, 2021. If you are an individual with expertise in nonprofit management, education, and research, we especially need your help! However, all nominees are welcome! See requirements listed below, and submit a nomination today.

Submit a Nomination

As a Director at Large, the nominee is required to:

  • Be a member in good standing with AHTA. A member in good standing is someone who has been a member for 12 months or more and whose membership rights are not in suspension.*
  • Be committed to AHTA’s vision and purpose
  • Possess a working knowledge of horticultural therapy as a treatment intervention, along with experience in any field that can raise the professionalism of AHTA
  • Be committed to attend all board meetings and be prepared to assume travel and per diem costs incurred
  • Be prepared to participate in no less than (2) work teams and/or review boards
  • Be prepared to volunteer 5–10 hours a week to facilitate the business of the Association

*A nominee who is not a member of AHTA at the time of nomination will be given consideration on an individual basis.

Nominees shall:

  • Demonstrate leadership and service in the field of horticultural therapy or in organizations that can bring special skills to AHTA (e.g. education, research, marketing, public relations, fundraising)
  • Have a working knowledge of parliamentary procedures (preferred but not mandatory)
  • Prepare for—and participate in—board and committee meetings (including conference calls), ask questions, take responsibility, follow through on assignments, and evaluate oneself
  • Develop certain skills if one does not possess them, such as understanding financial statements and/or learning more about the operations of the Association

If you are nominating yourself or a colleague, personal and professional characteristics are important! The AHTA Board of Directors is seeking nominees who:

  • Think critically and communicate effectively, and work well with people individually and in a group
  • Are a person of strong character, with a sound moral compass to guide one through life
  • Are compassionate and respect, support, and take joy in the accomplishments of others
  • Are resilient, committed to hard work and perseverance, and responsive to constructive criticism
  • Are positive leaders and understand the importance of serving others
  • Respect and understand people of different genders and backgrounds

Nomination Requirements:

  • Resume to include description of skills, experience, prior leadership roles
  • A completed AHTA Board of Directors nomination form
Submit a Nomination