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2020 AGU Elections

Final Slate for 2020 AGU Elections

Every Vote Counts

Voting is a right and a responsibility of membership, and your vote is important! 

Every 2 years, AGU members elect the people who will lead the organization for the next 4 or more years. These volunteer leaders commit to advancing the mission, vision, goals, and core values of AGU and to upholding AGU’s ethics policy. 
This year’s elections are particularly important and exciting. Our new leaders will help launch the policies and programs needed to advance AGU’s new strategic plan, which includes three bold goals:

  • Catalyze discovery and solutions to scientific and societal challenges
  • Promote and exemplify an inclusive scientific culture 
  • Partner broadly with other organizations and sectors to effectively address scientific and societal challenges

This year’s slate of candidates are impressively experienced, talented, and diverse, and they are ready to take on these important challenges. These challenges have become all the more poignant as the events of the past few months have reexposed the systemic racism that is so pervasive in our society, including in academia and our institutions of science.

Leaders elected this year begin their service on 1 January 2021. All regular and student members who joined AGU or renewed their AGU membership by 1 September 2020 are eligible to vote in this year’s elections.

When Do the Polls Open?

The 2020 AGU elections will be held from 28 September through 27 October, allowing members 30 days to vote. Please mark your calendar and plan now to cast your votes for these critical leadership positions. This is a great opportunity for you to make your voice heard.

Who Is Eligible to Vote?

All regular and student members who join AGU or renewed their AGU membership by 1 September 2020 are eligible to vote in this year’s elections. Please contact AGU Member Central to ensure that your membership and section affiliations are up to date. 

What Information Is Provided About Candidates?

Each candidate has provided a photo and a brief biographical sketch, including a summary of relevant volunteer experience and a short CV. In addition, candidates were asked to reply to a specific question about how they can contribute to the implementation of AGU’s new strategic plan.

The ballot also includes information on continuing volunteer leaders so that voters have a complete picture of the diversity represented in the Board, Council, sections, and the College of Fellows.

—Eric Davidson ([email protected]), Past President and Chair, Leadership Development/Governance Committee, AGU

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Cheryl Enderlein

Director, Leadership and Volunteer Services

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