Board of Directors Candidate Application

This information is for the confidential use of the Gainesville Commission on the Status of Women’s Nominating Committee.  To compare the strengths of the proposed candidate with the current needs of the GCOSW Board, this form is divided into two primary sections.  The first section covers background data.  The second part covers the candidate’s expertise in areas fundamental to the functioning of the Board.  The Nominating Committee believes that it is essential that the Board reflects a variety of perspectives, as well as other specific expertise, and will evaluate all candidates accordingly.


Name, phone, email address of organizational representative:


Please return this application to the above address by (date): ___________________        

Name                                                                                                                                                         First                         MI                          Last                        Familiar name


Phone ______________________________

E-mail ____________                    ____________



Your title                                                                                                                               


Phone                                                                                           E-mail                                                

Type of business or organization:

Primary service(s) and area/population served:

Preferred method of contact  (   )  Work        (   )  Residence

Please list boards and committees that you serve on, or have served on (business, civic, community, fraternal, political, professional, recreational, religious, social).

Organization                                   Role/Title                             Dates of Service



 ________________________________________________________  ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Optional – Have you received any awards or honors that you’d like to mention?




How do you feel GCOSW would benefit from your involvement on the Board?


      Have you previously been involved with the GCOSW or its activities?    Yes  No

      If yes, please describe any GCOSW Committee involvement:

Skills, experience and interests  (Please circle all that apply)

Finance, accounting

Personnel, human resources

Administration, management

Nonprofit experience

Community service

Policy development

Program evaluation

Public relations, communications

Education, instruction

Special events

Grant writing


Outreach, advocacy

Other _______________________

Other _______________________

Other _______________________

Please list any groups, organizations or businesses that you could serve as a liaison to on behalf of GCOSW.


 Thank you very much for applying

Please return the completed form to:

JoAnn Wilkes

Chair of Nominating Committee

PO Box 13245
Gainesville, FL 32604