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USA Climbing Announces New Advisory Group, the Competition Belaying Working Group

USA Climbing Announces New Advisory Group, the Competition Belaying Working Group

USA Climbing is governed by a Board of Directors and supported by a number of committees and task forces. All of these are crucial to running our organization. You can see a full listing and their current members at:

USA Climbing Board of Directors
USA Climbing Committees

All of these groups are populated by volunteers – USAC athletes and supporters who contribute their time and expertise. Individually and collectively, these volunteers help USA Climbing grow and improve 

Currently, we are searching for volunteers to serve on a new advisory group:

Competition Belaying Working Group - 6 Open Positions

If you are interesting in volunteering for this opportunity, please send an email expressing your interest along with your resume to:

Greg Padovani, Sr
Chairman, USA Climbing Nominating & Governance Committee (NGC)

On your resume, please include your full name, contact information, USAC member number, and history of participation and support of USA Climbing.  For interested athletes, please include your competition climbing history (to include National and International competitions in any category – youth OR adult) as well as any work experience and/or background that would support your work within this USA Climbing Working Group.

Applications are due by Friday, October 19, 2018

USAC Conflict of Interest Questionnaire

Each candidate for a Board, Committee, Task Force or Working Group will be asked to complete a USAC Conflict-Of-Interest Questionnaire.

USAC Competition Belaying Working Group 

Purpose: The purpose of the Competition Belaying Working Group is to make strategic recommendations to the USAC Risk Management Committee, Board of Directors, and USAC Staff on safe and effective competition belaying procedures and practices to be utilized at USAC sanctioned events and programs.

Composition: The Group shall be composed of six (6) members and a Chair. The Board shall select the Group members, which shall include at least 20% Athlete representation, consistent with Section 9.4 of the USAC Bylaws.  The Board shall select the Chair from among the Group’s members. The Board will seek the recommendation of USAC’s Nominating and Governance Committee in the selection of Group members and/or the Chair.

Meetings: The Work Group shall meet as frequently as circumstances dictate.

Term: The term of the Belaying Work Group shall commence upon approval of the membership by the Board and shall terminate, if not extended by the Board, on August 31, 2019. 

Current Need: Two (2) Athlete Members and four (4) other Group Members.

USA Climbing Commitment to Diversity

USA Climbing encourages all to participate.  Members of the Board, committees, working groups, and task forces are selected without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, or gender identity.  USA Climbing is committed to providing equal opportunity to amateur athletes, coaches, trainers, managers, administrators, and officials to participate in climbing competitions without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation or gender identity, or national origin.  Diversity at all levels of USA Climbing is desirable, including among the membership of the Board and Committees, and among its athletes. Open discussion and the presentation of a diversity of views is encouraged. 

About the Selection Process

The USAC Nominating and Governance Committee (NGC) reviews all interested individuals and then recommends candidates to the USAC Board of Directors for final approval.

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