Board Nominations – Applications Requested

Friday, April 1, 2016

The Board of Directors for Yukon Quest International, Ltd. (YQIL) seeks applicants to serve on its Board of Directors.*

Two board members will be elected in May 2016 for three-year terms.

Qualifications: To be considered for the board, applicants must be members in good standing of Yukon Quest International, Ltd. (YQIL) as of May 12, 2016 and able to travel to Canada without legal restrictions.

Commitment: Board members are expected to attend monthly board meetings in Fairbanks (teleconferencing is available) and to attend two joint meetings with the Yukon board (in Fairbanks in Spring, in Whitehorse in Fall; two days for each meeting, not including travel time). Board members should expect to dedicate a minimum of 10 hours per month to board meetings and other Yukon Quest business. Special events and other projects may take additional time.

Application: To submit your name for consideration for the 2016 board election, please complete this board application form and return it to the YQIL Nominating Committee by 5pm on April 20, 2016.

• Via email to
• Via fax to 452-7959
• By mail or delivered in person to:
Yukon Quest International, Ltd.
550 First Avenue
Fairbanks, AK 99701

Process: The Nominating Committee will review applications for inclusion on the ballot. Ballots will be mailed, no later than April 22, to all members in good standing. All candidates will be given the opportunity to address members at our annual meeting, Wednesday, May 12, 2016, 6pm at the La Quinta hotel (formerly Alpine Lodge). Ballots returned by mail, fax or delivered in person to the YQIL office must be received by 3pm on Wednesday, May 12. Members may submit their ballot in person at the annual meeting. Election results will be announced at the end of the meeting.

The Nominating Committee will review all applications. Nominations will not be accepted during the Annual General Membership meeting and write-ins will not be accepted on the ballot.

Thank you for your interest in the Yukon Quest and for considering serving on the Board of Directors.

* The Yukon Quest 1,000 Mile International Sled Dog Race is comprised of two organizations, each with a board of directors, one in Alaska and one in the Yukon. Each board provides governance and fiscal responsibility for the organization in their respective country. The two organizations work in concert to plan the race and to ensure the long-term viability of the race.