The Polls are Open for the CRG Advisory Council Elections!
We’re now in the final stage of the 2018-2020 elections for the CRG Advisory Council. As per the CRG bylaws, we presented the slate of candidates on November 26th with the option to contest with sufficient signatures. The petition period is now complete, so we invite you to approve of the selected candidates or to offer any comments you have on the election process. The form to do so can be found here.
Your participation in this election is a vote of confidence in these accomplished professionals and a historic opportunity to be part of the first-ever CRG Election. On January 4th, 2019 we will officially announce the winners.
WHAT ARE THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF A MEMBER OF THE CRG ADVISORY COUNCIL?
The CRG Advisory Council is a group of elected leaders who volunteer their time to the Guild who work with SCA staff to help deliver events and services to members of the coffee roasting community. Our volunteer leaders add intellectual, political, and social value to new and ongoing initiatives of the SCA, CRG, and the industry at large. Meet our current Advisory Council on our website: https://www.crg.coffee/advisory-council/.
Some of the general responsibilities of the Advisory Council responsibilities include:
Assist SCA staff with developing strategic objectives on an annual basis, including recommendations for needed resources (e.g. budget).
Implement objectives and activities according to strategic plan and report report progress on ongoing initiatives to CRG members and to SCA
Seek to understand the needs of current CRG members and provide SCA staff with strategic input and direction on objectives
Provide a direct link and feedback to the SCA Board of Directors via the CRG ex-officio seat on the SCA Board of Directors
Attend two in-person CRGAC meetings per year, taking places in Europe and the Americas
Be available for virtual meetings as required (8-10 virtual meetings per year)