I’m excited for the board election! One of the main reasons that I decided not to run again is because I think FAN should have some kind of term limits associated with the board overall. I think, just like the city council or other elected officials, it’s important to make sure that we get new people and new perspectives on the board during our elections. I also just think I’ve been on the board for too long. I want to see new people in charge and see where they take us in the coming years and don’t want to take up a position that could go to someone with a new perspective and with more energy to give to FAN. I wanted to share who I’ll be voting for:
President: Nathan Ryan
I think Nathan Ryan will make a fantastic president and I’m excited to see where he’ll take FAN in the next year or two.
Treasurer: Felicity Maxwell
I’ll be voting for Felicity Maxwell for treasurer. I think she’s a fantastic new voice that I’d like to see added to the board. Her public policy and communications background could really help us out. She also helped found Friends of Zilker.
Secretary: Chris “Kaz” Wojtewicz
Kaz has been an active member of FAN and our community. He’s come up with some great policy positions in the past and I think he’d bring a lot of great ideas on how FAN can be a better advocate for Austin.
Other Board Members:
Mary Owens - I’ve known Mary for many years and know that she’ll fight to make FAN better every day that she’s a board member. She also helped found Friends of Zilker, which has been a great alternative voice for that neighborhood.
Felicity Maxwell - I think she’s a fantastic new voice that I’d like to see added to the board. Her public policy and communications background could really help us out. She also helped found Friends of Zilker.