Due to resignations and women moving around within the Steering Committee over the last year we had four at-large openings on the Steering Committee this summer… two that expire this year and two that will expire in 2020. As is stipulated in the DWC By-Laws, open memberships on the committee are filled by nominations from the steering committee with confirmation by the membership at the next breakfast meeting.
At the last breakfast the membership confirmed Michele Bright to fill one of the 2020 slots. This month we are asking the membership to consider the nomination of Doris Sims to fill the second 2020 opening with a vote at our next breakfast on September 6.
The remaining two open slots will be filled during our December elections (see below).
Here is Doris' statement for your consideration:
Hello Fellow Democratic Women Caucus members!
I, Doris Sims, am running to fill one of the vacant seats on the DWC’s Steering Committee!!
I have been involved with the Democratic Party for the past 40 years. I have served under 4 Democratic mayors and I am currently employed under John Hamilton’s administration as the Director of the Housing and Neighborhood Development Department.
I have been involved with the DWC since its inception and am a past member of the DWC Steering Committee where I helped plan events and served on the endorsement committee.
I am a pro-choice, progressive Democrat. I served 10 years on the State Planned Parenthood Board and was chair from 2006-2008. I have been involved locally with the Monroe County Branch of the NAACP, the Democratic Black Caucus, and of course, the DWC.
I would love the opportunity to serve the DWC again as part of the Steering and work to continue to elect progressive democratic women, while also encouraging future democratic women to serve within our communities through city and county boards and commissions, candidate’s campaigns, and volunteerism.
I would appreciate your support!
The December Elections are fast approaching:
Nominations are open for the DWC Steering Committee are now open:
The following positions will be up for election:
and 5 at-large positions
The Steering Committee is a working board… we meet on the third Saturday of the month at 10am and also . If you have questions about serving on the Steering Committee, about duties of the officers and at-large members, would like to nominate yourself or someone else for the Steering Committee, or you are a member who would like to serve on the Nominating Committee to help develop a slate for the December elections, please contact Carolyn VandeWiele at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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