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PPB Seeks Applicants for Open Board Positions
Deadline: Application deadline July 25.
APS announces the availability two open positions on the APS Public Policy Board (PPB) for plant pathologists with broad interests in policy issues related to funding for research and extension in agricultural sciences, education of plant pathologists, and regulation of plant pathology. In particular, these positions will focus on policy efforts related to PPB’s Phytobiomes Initiative (www.phytobiomes.org). Applicants should demonstrate experience and expertise in order to effectively collaborate with other PPB members on these very active and productive initiatives.
The new PPB member role will include interacting with relevant APS committees and groups, providing leadership on the development of PPB input to national agencies, participating in monthly conference calls, joining the PPB’s midyear meetings in Washington, DC to discuss initiatives with policymakers and funding agencies, and giving broad membership updates in presentations at the APS Annual Meetings and Phytopathology News articles.
Interested individuals should have 1) demonstrated experience and expertise in one or more of the areas of plant pathology that are targeted by the PPB Phytobiomes Initiative, and 2) an interest in public policy. Individuals should also be willing to take the lead on developing PPB’s initiatives in existing or emerging policy areas of importance to the society. PPB requests submission by July 25 of a short statement of interest and background (short CV) from members interested in serving APS as a PPB board member. Please send these items to PPB Chair Jan Leach at Jan.Leach@colostate.edu. Questions? E-mail or call Leach at +1.970.491.2924. PPB will review submitted materials and make a determination on the PPB appointment.