Every May the New York Wine & Grape Foundation (NYWGF) Board of Directors meets to elect members of the industry to board seats with expiring terms. The term of office for directors is three years and there are currently 21 members of the Board of Directors. Thirteen (13) board seats are statutorily mandated by the law that created NYWGF in 1985, and there are eight (8) at large board seats. NYWGF aims to establish a Board comprised of Directors representing a diversity of regions, business sizes and models, demographics, and functional expertise.
The NYWGF Board of Directors is a “self perpetuating” board by virtue of our bylaws. The Foundation feels that it is important to gather valuable feedback and input from industry members and stakeholders. While voting is not a ‘right’ of membership, we do prioritize being transparent in this process and we appreciate your input and guidance. Please note that the nominations will all be reviewed, but that the final board member nominee(s) may come from the internal board process itself.
This year, the NYWGF Board of Directors is seeking nominations for three board seats: one (1) Wine Retailer defined as, “A person engaged in the retail sale of wine for off premises consumption,” and two (2) At Large Seats. The NYWGF Board will review the nominations and vote to elect new Board Directors at its May 25th Board Meeting.
Please submit your nominations by May 11th, 2021 and note that all nominations will be kept confidential. More information about our Board of Directors is available at newyorkwines.org/board-nominations.