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2024 Elections: Candidates Sought for U.S. State and Canadian Provincial Coordinators

2024 Elections: Candidates Sought for U.S. State and Canadian Provincial Coordinators

Saturday, June 15, 2024 - 08:41

A call for candidates for the upcoming 2024 PDGA Elections is underway through the month of May for U.S. State and Canadian Provincial PDGA Coordinator positions.

Last month, a Call for Candidates for the PDGA Global Board of Directors was published and there is also a Call for Candidates for the PDGA Europe Board of Directors underway now as well.

If you’re an avid PDGA member who knows what it’s like to put in the hours for the sport you love, and you would like to shepherd and help grow the sport in your state or province or share your knowledge and experience with the sport with others, you might be a perfect fit for one of the 36 open State and Provincial Coordinator positions.

State and Provincial Coordinators

The State and Provincial Coordinators represent more than 60 key PDGA volunteer positions. Each year, half of the U.S. State and Canadian Province Coordinator positions are up for election, with electees serving two-year terms. Election ballots will display only the coordinator races for each member’s home state or province, and those states and provinces that are not listed this year will be on the ballot next year.

State and Provincial Coordinators are key in helping the PDGA operate and serve many functions, including:

  • Representing the PDGA in a positive light and professional manner to members, clubs, agencies, and communities in their state or province while adhering to PDGA policies, rules, and regulations.
  • Working with tournament directors and clubs within their state or province and in adjoining areas to schedule PDGA Tour and other disc golf events.
  • Serving as liaison to the PDGA Event Support Team in coordinating the tour schedule and in addressing and resolving tour event issues.
  • Collecting information, either personally or by delegating to individuals or clubs, for the PDGA Course Directory and the Course Evaluation System.
  • Promoting PDGA memberships and PDGA programs such as the Affiliate Clubs Program, tournament sanctioning, Disc Golf Foundation, and EDGE to the members and potential members in their state or province.
  • Providing feedback on the annual Tour Standards to the PDGA Event Support Team.
  • Coordinating state qualifications for events such as the USDGC, USADGC, and other qualified-entry tournaments.
  • Recommending candidates and voting for select annual PDGA awards.
  • Providing local and regional demographic information and feedback to various sports agencies statewide (CVBs, Sports Councils, etc.) upon request.
  • Other duties as determined by fellow State Coordinators, the PDGA Board, and staff.

2024 State/Province Elections

Below is the list of the State and Provincial Coordinator positions up for election. Terms for these positions will be September 1, 2024, through August 31, 2026.

If your state or province is not listed below, the position is not up for election this year but will be next year. Please join us in extending thanks and appreciation to all the incumbents for their volunteer service to the PDGA and the sport of disc golf. Many of these key contributors will be seeking re-election; many others will be seeking election for the first time.

  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • British Columbia
  • California (South) 
  • Connecticut
  • District of Columbia 
  • Florida
  • Hawaii
  • Illinois
  • Iowa
  • Kentucky 
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Mississippi
  • Montana
  • Nevada
  • New Brunswick 
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Newfoundland & Labrador
  • North Dakota
  • Nova Scotia
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Prince Edward Island
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Texas (North)
  • Utah
  • Virginia
  • West Virginia
  • Wyoming
  • Yukon Territory

Reaching the Voters

Coordinator candidates have the option to personalize their campaign by providing a video message to voters. Videos are to be produced by the candidates and posted on YouTube, and a link to the video should be included in the submitted candidate biography. The suggested format is three-to-five minutes, in which candidates introduce themselves and outline one or more primary goals of their participation as a PDGA State/Provincial Coordinator. Videos should be PG-rated, keeping in mind that we have voting members of all ages.

Submitting Your Candidacy

If you are interested in running for the Coordinator position in your home state or province, download a Candidate Biography Questionnaire. This form may also be requested by contacting the PDGA office or calling +1 (706) 261-6342. The completed form must be emailed to elections@pdga.com, along with a candidate statement no later than June 20, 2024.  

Key Dates

  • May 1–June 20: Applications submission begins on May 1 and will end on June 20 at 11:59 pm.
  • June 21-30: On June 21, the official candidates will be listed on PDGA.com.
  • July 1-31: Member voting period.
  • August 1: Results released.
  • September 1: Newly elected Coordinators begin two-year terms.

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