Do you want to help support your local science writing community during these challenging times? Run for the NSWA board!

Voting will be open to members throughout the second half of December. Results of the election will be announced at our annual meeting in mid-January.

Our nine-member board comprises four officers—a president, vice-president, secretary, and treasurer—and five at-large positions. We hold annual elections for each board position. If you have questions about elections or any of the positions, please contact current president Ashley Braun at

To run for a board position, please send your name, the position you are running for, and a candidate statement (max: 250 words) to

Active membership in NSWA is required to run for, and serve on, the board.

Past candidates have described their professional background, why they are running, and ideas they would like to implement as a board member. You can see the 2021 board candidate statements here.

Declare your candidacy by submitting a candidate statement by 11:59 PM PST on Tuesday, December 14, 2021.