2023-26 ExComm Nomination Period Now Open

Nominations for Alternate ROOTS Executive Committee (ExComm) service for 2023-2026 are open now until Sunday, March 26, 2023.

With almost one hundred ROOTS voting board members, the ExComm is the body of 9-15 representatives that the voting members elect to offer governance and oversight throughout the year. We are seeking leaders and learners who can commit to three years of service and can help us build a balance of skills and perspectives on the overall committee.

Voting members of currently active status can be nominated or self-nominate using THIS FORM. If you choose to nominate someone else, please make sure you have their consent before completing the application. Once the nomination period closes on March 26, the ExComm will review applications and propose a slate for an early voting period which opens prior to the Annual Business Meeting.

Please think about the leaders in your region who are deeply connected to the work of Alternate ROOTS. Take a moment to nominate yourself or someone you think is a radical visionary, committed member, and ready to lead. We need a strategically chosen body with the capacities, experiences, and qualities required to guide and lift up the organization to achieve our mission.


                             Click to view the full ExComm Roles & Responsibilities Infographic.

We’re looking for Nominees to the Executive Committee who:

  • Bring diversity to the Executive Committee across race and ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, class and education, ability, religion, geographic location, age and experience, artistic discipline, and any other identifier
  • Demonstrate commitment to and involvement with ROOTS and alignment with our mission
  • Offer skills that benefit ExComm
  • Articulate connection and commitment to the work of ExComm
  • Live in ROOTS’ 14 state + D.C. service area
  • Are ROOTS Voting Members of currently active status

We’re looking for Nominees who can fulfill these Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Exercise broad oversight: all ExComm members stay generally informed about the operations of ROOTS
  • Exercise financial stewardship: all ExComm members participate in the approval of the annual budget and review the organization’s finances on a monthly basis
  • Hire Executive Director and assess performance: ExComm conducts the hiring process and sets the salary for EDs, as well as assess their performance
  • Collaborate and Connect: ExComm works together on special projects and recruits new members that represent the ROOTS community

We’re looking for Nominees who can meet these Service Requirements:

  • Attend one, 90-minute virtual meeting per month
  • Participate in quarterly weekend retreats
  • Help facilitate the annual business meeting at ROOTS Week
  • Put in an additional 2-3 hours/month for committees, work groups, and reviewing materials
  • Complete a term of service of three years

If this sounds like you, or a ROOTer that you know, please fill out the nomination form by Sunday, March 26th!

Questions? Please contact your Board Chair, Stephen Clapp (stephen@danceboxtheater.org) or Board President, April Turner (aprilcturner@gmail.com).


Alternate ROOTS Executive Committee Officers & Michelle Ramos, Executive Director

Alternate ROOTS supports the creation and presentation of original art that is rooted in communities of place, tradition or spirit. We are a group of artists and cultural organizers based in the South creating a better world together. As Alternate ROOTS, we call for social and economic justice and are working to dismantle all forms of oppression—everywhere.