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2018 PDGA Elections Now Underway

The 2018 PDGA elections are now underway and will run during the entire month of July.

Elections Process

During the first week of the elections, all current members for whom the PDGA has an email address on file will receive an email from our elections service, Intelliscan, Inc., with their PDGA online election instructions, including their individual ballot. On or about July 20, all members with valid emails who have not yet voted will be sent an email voting reminder. Those members who do not have any access to a computer or internet capability will also be able to contact the PDGA office and request a mailed paper ballot. Provided this request is received by the PDGA no later than July 20, a ballot will be mailed to the member.

PDGA Global Board of Directors Election

In accordance with the PDGA by-laws, there will be three at-large Board members elected this year; the three candidates who obtain the most votes in our annual elections will secure office and serve three-year terms from September 1, 2018, through August 31, 2021.

Some of the Board’s main activities include: setting PDGA policies; hiring and supervision of an Executive Director, who is responsible for headquarters, staff, and ongoing operations; financial management, including annual budget; identification of responsible future Board members; and representing the membership’s visions for the future of the sport and the Association.

Ideally, prospective Board members should have some of the following mix of skills and qualifications: professional experience involving management, marketing, financial, strategic planning, entrepreneurship, and/or the non-profit sector; communication skills in representing the PDGA and in corresponding with members, including access to email; a passion for disc golf; and a familiarity with and commitment to the PDGA. Honesty, integrity, openness, and having the time and desire to work hard are key personal attributes.

The six declared candidates for the 2018 PDGA Global Board of Directors election are:

Board candidate biographies and statements, as well as interviews with each candidate, are now available for members' reference.

PDGA State/Provincial Coordinator Elections

Also on the ballot will be the coordinators for these states and provinces: Alaska, Arizona, British Columbia, California (South), Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas (North), Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Wyoming. The candidate who obtains the most votes in their state in our annual elections will secure office and serve a two-year term from September 1, 2018 through August 31, 2020.

Some of the state and provincial coordinators’ responsibilities include: representing the PDGA in a positive light to members, clubs, agencies, and communities; working with TDs and clubs within their state or province and in adjoining areas to schedule PDGA Tour and other disc golf events; serving as state/provincial liaison to the PDGA Tour Manager in setting the Tour schedule and in addressing and resolving Tour event issues, and voting for and recommending candidates for annual PDGA awards.

State and provincial candidate biographies and statements are now available.

Please Vote!

When you receive your email ballot in early July, please take a few minutes of your time to complete and submit it. In doing so not only are you fulfilling one of your basic rights and responsibilities as a PDGA member, but you are also demonstrating that the work performed by these core volunteers is important and worthwhile, both for you personally and for the PDGA and disc golf as a whole.