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Voting for the 2015 USGBC Board? Consider the Californians!

In Fall the air gets cooler and crisper (and, eventually, hopefully, wetter). Our airwaves and our mailboxes, both electronic and real, fill up with campaign material. This may be vital information or annoying junk, but don't let the onslaught distract you from fully-engaged citizenship. In fact, it is time to add another election on to the To-Do List: the USGBC Board of Directors. This is a quiet, online process going on right now through October and, like most elections, should definitely not be ignored. Our USGBC is undergoing an historic period of change, and our national Board members will have a good deal of involvement with our collective futures and the mission and vision of USGBC that we all hold so dear. So you know, nothing important then….

If you are a full-time employee of a USGBC member organization, you are eligible to vote. Please do so, and as you do, please consider, among the overall list of fine, well-vetted candidates, the favorite sons & daughters of California.It has been said by some (ahem) that innovation is like the prevailing wind and blows West to East. Make sure that some of the vital Californian can-do spirit that sparked the green building movement twenty years ago in San Francisco gets represented inside the Beltway today.

Here's the link to the USGBC election web page: http://www.usgbc.org/articles/elect-2015-usgbc-board-directors-your-vote-counts.

And, as a handy guide, here's our slate of four exceptional Californians (joined by one honorably-mentioned Cascadian):

•    Sustainable Practice Leader: Engineer Tom Marseille (WSP)
•    Urban/Regional Planner: Aaron Welch (Raimi + Associates)
•    Environmental Nonprofit Advocate: Mary Luevano (Global Green USA)
•    Insurance: Steve Bushnell (Stephen Bushnell + Associates) (Incumbent)
•    Product Manufacturer: Brandon Tinianov (View Inc.)