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FANN Nominating Committee announces election slate for 2018 Board of Directors

The FANN Board of Directors has accepted the slate of candidates for 2018 board service as recommended by the Nominating Committee chaired by past president Terry Godts, Green Isle Gardens Nursery. The slate will be presented to members at the Annual Meeting on December 15, 2017, at Perkins Nursery in LaBelle.

President: Roger Triplett, Green Seasons Nursery
President-elect: Bruce Turley, Wilcox Nursery & Landscape
Vice President: Jenny Evans, SCCF Native Landscapes & Garden Center
Secretary: Eddie McKeithen, McKeithen Growers
Treasurer: Chris Holly, Sandhill Native Growers
Janine Griffith, Green Thumb
Alyssa Lavoro, Alexander Landscaping
Mike Sobba, Martin County Farms/Aquatic Vegetation Control
Troy Springer, Springer Environmental Services

All board members are returning with the exception of Jess Sabin, Aquatic Plants of Florida. Jess regretfully does not have time to serve right now but FANN looks forward to a future when he can.

VACANCY: one Director (at large) position, description below.


General Responsibilities
Directors support the Board in developing new leaders and thus provide continuity in association governance. Directors undertake special projects, including leadership of FANN committees and other specific volunteer positions in the association.

Specific Duties

  • Attend all Board meetings (3-4 face-face meetings per year, phone meetings 1-2 times/month)
  • Assume committee leadership of at least one association committee and/or volunteer for special projects, in concert with priorities in current strategic plan

As the association is primarily a volunteer organization, the Directors are expected to take on a leadership role within the organization. Many special projects within the organization are achieved through committee activities, and therefore, Directors are asked to chair and lead at least one committee and its activities during their tenure. Directors are expected to recruit other association members to assist in committee efforts; it is not expected for Directors to complete the burden of work on their own.

Board-Staff Relations
As committee chairs or special volunteers, Directors can coordinate with the Executive Director as needed.

Member Relations
As directed by the President, works to recruit and retain members.

Community Relations
Supports the President and Executive Director in establishing and maintaining working relationships with academic, industry and nonprofit organizations as well as government and media. This may involve participating in community events.

Signing Officer
The Director (at large) is not a signing officer.

Board Development
By custom, the association expects Directors to assume expanded leadership responsibilities over time as they become more familiar with the organization. This may include taking on officer duties.

In consultation with the other board members, the Director may delegate specific duties as described herein to other board members or the Executive Director as appropriate.