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Board Nominations for 2018–2020

The Friends of the Rouge board of directors is looking for a few volunteer board members to lead and strengthen our organization and fulfill our mission!  

The time for action is NOW!  Be part of shaping the “new” Friends of the Rouge and nominate yourself today – or ask a friend to apply!

The Friends of the Rouge is looking for leaders like you to join our board of directors.  For 31 years, our volunteer board has been the strategic heart of our organization, ensuring that our work for the Rouge River and it’s watershed, we deliver results, deliver change in our community with the highest ethical standards worthy of public support.  The FOTR board focuses on fundraising and governance issues including strategic planning, financial oversight, and organizational assessment.

We are currently seeking new board members who can expand our capabilities in those areas plus strengthen our connections within the communities we serve.  FOTR board member are active in everything from representing the organization at community events to reviewing financial reports and researching issues and policies in their committee work.

If you are interested in running for a seat on the FOTR board, please review the 2017 Board Member Job Description and Expectations and fill out the 2017 Board Statement of Interest (see forms just below).  Return the Board Statement of Interest along with a 250 word bio, a personal statement about your willingness to serve and how you can contribute to FOTR’s success, and a picture of yourself by or before November 12, 2017 to Marie McCormick mmccormick@therouge.org.  For more information, please contact Marie directly or call (313) 792-9627 to discuss this opportunity further.


Thanks in advance for your interest,

The FOTR Board Development Committee


2017-Board Member Job Description and Expectations

2017-Board_Statement of Interest


Nominating Schedule:

  • October 12-November 12: Interested candidates submit a Statement of Interest combined with a short Bio (250 words or less)
  • November 13: Slate of candidates sent electronically and via-mail for absentee ballots
  • December 12: Final absentee ballots due at close of business 6:00 pm.  Late ballots will not be accepted.
  • December 13: Member votes allowed following regularly scheduled board meeting in room 119 in the EIC at U of M-Dearborn between 6:00 – 6:30 pm; final vote count commences at 6:30 pm