The Miami Group Executive Committee has nine seats. Members are elected for two-year staggered terms.
There are four open seats so please vote for no more than four candidates for the 2022-2023 Executive Committee. The candidates for ExCom this year are Sally Dannemiller, Marie Kocoshis, Gail Lewin, Jeanne Nightingale and Marilyn Wall. Candidate statements are available below.
Voting will begin November 21, and ballots must be cast before December 21, 2022.
In order to cast your vote, you will need to enter your Sierra Club member ID. You can find your eight-digit membership number on your membership card or on the mailing label of your Sierra magazine. If you received a postcard or email notice about the Executive Committee election, you will also find your member ID provided there. If you need help finding your member ID, contact the Sierra Club membership office at [email protected] or (415) 977-5653. If you have other questions, please contact the Miami Group via email [email protected].
With the Miami Group, Sally has served for the last several years on the Executive Committee as Vice Chair. She’s active with the Conservation Committee, also serving as Vice Chair. Recently, she helped form the Hamilton County Solid Waste Caucus in an effort to move toward Zero Waste via waste diversion initiatives. She’s worked with the Past Plastic Cincinnati Coalition (PPCC) to reduce plastic consumption and has opposed natural gas pipeline expansion in Hamilton County. Additionally, Sally is active with the Corryville Community Council and is a member of the Burnet Woods Park Advisory Council.
I feel I have found my environmental home in the Miami Group Sierra Club. Miami Group has folks who are willing to give inordinate amounts of time and energy working against pollution and the resulting inequities and for policies and programs that help improve the lives of citizens in Hamilton County and beyond. The environmental assaults are unending. This work energizes me. It is hard to prioritize and Miami Group provides leadership to show the way and the ins and outs of governmental entities like OEPA,& USEPA.
I look forward to another year working for clean air and water and against the polluters with members of the Miami Group.
Recruiting and training new volunteers needs to be one of our Group’s priorities for 2023-2024. Our challenges to achieve environmental protection and restore our ecosystems remain high. We need to engage more people in this work! I’ve personally found that being on our local excom to be challenging and rewarding work to both strengthen our Group and protect the environment and people. The Sierra Club’s emphasis on the need to address all injustice, not just environmental wrongs, is an opportunity for us to partner with more people and organizations to confront the injustice of racism, sexism, poverty, the criminal non-justice system along with environmental injustice. I hope all members will join us in these efforts.