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Now Accepting Applications for OWA Board of Directors

Updated: Oct 12, 2022

We’re ready to take the next step in becoming a full-fledged, writing non-profit! We are excited to form our inaugural Board of Directors in 2023.

During this transition, a Steering Committee has been running OWA. Our Steering Committee is a temporary leadership team to help steer us towards obtaining our 501c3 status and the formation of our first Board of Directors.

As per our bylaws, nominations for board members come from the governance committee or similar entity created by the board. They are then adopted into the board by a simple majority vote at the first meeting of the new year. To assist us in nominations, we are asking anyone who is interested, to complete an application. After reviewing the application, the governing committee will decide whether to nominate you. The Governance Committee comprises our steering committee: Joe Graves, George Pallas, Jim Hodnett, and Devon Ortega.

You can find the application and job description for the Board of Directors below.

We’d love for you to consider serving our writing community in this way. We’re looking for a diverse group of people from all over Ohio with a variety of experiences, including marketing, finance, managing grants, community planning, copyright laws, and anthology publication.

Applications are due November 1st, 2022. We will make our nominations before the end of the year, and then our steering committee will vote for new board members at our first meeting in January.

You can email a completed application or questions to

Ohio Writers Group Board Application
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