SierraScape September 2012 - February 2013
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Executive Committee (ExCom)
members meet once per month to authorize club
actions and assist activities of other
Eastern Missouri Group (EMG)
There are seven voting members on the ExCom. Four persons will be elected,
each to fill a two-year term. Voting instructions are given on the ballot (see
The following are statements by candidates for the ExCom,
listed in alphabetical order.
I have been a Sierra club member for 18 years. On the local
level I have been the chair of Inner City Outings for three years.
I have been on the EMG ExCom for the last two years and have
acted as our group representative to the Chapter EXCom
On the national level I have led two service trips to El
Yunque rainforest in Puerto Rico, three to Viers in St. John's,
US Virgin Islands and one to New Orleans. I will be leading
another trip to St. Johns' and New Orleans this fall. Last year
I was a delegate from the Sierra Club to the Conference on Climate
Change in Copenhagen.
I was a founding Board Member of the local Chapter of US
Green Building Council and chair of the Homes Committee. I have
given several talks around St. Louis promoting Green Building.
I was the first LEED Accredited Professional in St. Louis.
Recently, I have been very involved in starting a local chapter
of Architecture For Humanity (AFH). I have been the House Leader
for the construction of three houses for Habitat For Humanity.
For thirty years I owned and operated by my own design-build
firm in St. Louis. I specialized in high end residential and
light commercial construction. I have brought business experience
to the board.
I would like to be elected to the board so that I might continue
I have been a member of the Sierra Club since I was in high
school. I became very active during my undergraduate studies
at Truman State University, where I completed a BA in Interdisciplinary
Studies emphasizing Environmental Studies. While there, I was
secretary and then president of the school's Sierra Student Coalition
group, Sierra@ Truman.
Now that I have moved back to the St. Louis area, I have
become active with the EMG. I have particiapted in Conservation
Lobby Day, assisted with trail maintenance, worked as a judge
at the whitewater races, attended mailing parties, and worked
the lemonade booth. My biggest project has been the Trivia Night
and Silent Auction we are holding this October as an EMG fundraiser.
I would like an opportunity to serve on the ExCom so that
I might continue to play an active role in protecting our resources
for future generations.
I have been a member of the Sierra Club since 2008. Since
graduating in May, I have been looking to increase my involvement
with the Sierra Club. Currently, I am helping organize the upcoming
Trivia Night fundraiser.
My activities and education speak to my passion for sustainability.
As a college student, I was active in environment-oriented organizations.
On numerous occasions, I helped coordinate Earth Day activities
(organized green organization fairs, showcased hybrid cars, moderated
a panel discussion on sustainability in education, and gave an
educational student presentation). I just graduated from SIUe
with a Master of Environmental Sciences. My undergraduate degree
at MSSU emphasized Sustainability. I am now working with living
wall systems and volunteering at Shaw Nature Reserve in an effort
to learn about and promote native and natural landscaping.
I am seeking election as a member of the EMG Executive Committee.
Please consider voting for me. Regardless of position, I seek
to remain active in the Sierra Club and continue to promote John
I have been a member of the club since the mid 70's. Outings,
Missouri Wilderness, Alaska Wilderness Issues, and the Ozark
Trail are just a few of ways I have helped the Sierra Club over
the last 30 years . With your support I will be a strong voice
for the Ozark Trail, Wilderness, and other Public Land Issues
in Missouri as we face many new challenges over the next few