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2021 WEST Executive Committee Election Results and Operations and Collections Council Appointment

WEST carried out elections for the Executive Committee between November 24, 2020 and December 21, 2020.

The WEST project team is very happy to report that a quorum of 51% of the votes was surpassed in favor of the proposed new and renewed candidates for 2021. Congratulations to our new and renewed Executive Committee members: Dena Hutto (Reed College), Michael Levine Clark (University of Denver), Denise Stephens (Washington University in St. Louis), and Kathleen Salomon (Getty Research Institute)!

A full roster of WEST Executive Committee members is posted on the WEST website.

The WEST Executive Committee oversees operation and development of the Western Regional Storage Trust and works to integrate WEST with related organizations and programs nationally and internationally.  The Executive Committee is composed of nine (9) members including representatives from Archive Holders, Archive Builders, and Non-Archive Holders. The WEST Executive Committee is elected by the full WEST membership. The proposed slate was developed by a nominating committee of the current Executive Committee for your consideration.

Additionally, WEST would like to extend a warm welcome to the newest member of the Operations and Collections Council, Kerri Goergen-Doll (Oregon State University) who began her term on January 1, 2021, and will serve through December 2023.

WEST’s Operations and Collections Council (OCC) is charged by the Executive Committee to establish, review, and revise WEST policies, and oversee collections analysis to make title selections for inclusion in the WEST archive. Members of the OCC are appointed by the WEST Executive committee primarily on the basis of their expertise, although the Executive Committee also strives to maintain a balance of member type and geographic representation on the Council. The full WEST membership is asked for nominations or self-nominations to the OCC.

If you would like to learn more about WEST’s governance structure, please see the documentation posted on the WEST website.