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USA Climbing is Searching for One Adaptive Athlete to Serve on the Adaptive Committee

USA Climbing is Searching for One Adaptive Athlete to Serve on the Adaptive Committee

To All USAC Members and Supporters: 

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:


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 an athlete to serve on the:

Adaptive Climbing Committee - 1 Open Position - Athlete

Description and requirements covering this opportunity can be found below.

If you are interested 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 committee.

Please send your email and resume by January 16, 2019.

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 Adaptive Climbing Committee

Description:  USA Climbing seeks to provide access for athletes with physical disabilities to compete in sport climbing.  The Adaptive Climbing Committee is an advisory committee to the USAC Board of Directors and provides recommendations for rules, policies, and procedures that affect Adaptive Climbing.  The Adaptive Climbing series builds camaraderie, community, and opportunity through clinics, workshops, and other programming. USA Climbing sanctions the Adaptive Climbing National Championship.

Composition: The Adaptive Climbing Committee is composed of five (5) members: three (3) general members;  one (1) athlete member; and a Chair. 

Meetings: The Adaptive Climbing Committee shall meet as frequently as circumstances dictate.

Term: Committee members serve an initial term of two (2) years from date of appointment by the Board of Directors.  Committee members may serve up to three (3) consecutive two-year terms.

Current Need: One (1) Athlete Member

Specific Qualifications: Adaptive Climbing Committee members must be knowledgeable about the adaptive climbing community and be energetic and willing to be the engines to drive the movement forward.

Eligibility Requirements: Committee members must be: a current, US Citizen; and age 18 or older by December 31, 2018. 

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 candidate(s) to the USAC Board of Directors for final approval.

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