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Founded in 1983, the League of Environmental Educators in Florida is the professional association for individuals and organizations dedicated to the cause of environmental education in Florida. We are the state affiliate for North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE), an organization that brings together those interested in the study and enjoyment of our natural world and one that has promoted excellence in environmental education throughout North America and the world for over four decades. 

 

The League of Environmental Educators in Florida is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

© 2018-2019 by the League of Environmental Educators in Florida.

Become a Board Member

A Unique Leadership Opportunity

LEEF's governing body is made up of members like you!

If you have been a member for at least a year, you are eligible to run for office as part of our Board of Directors. 

Why become a board member?

Board members are LEEF members who want to contribute to our work of supporting environmental education in Florida. Board members offer their time and commitment to help actualize our vision of a population that values the natural world and has the knowledge and skills necessary to make informed decisions and take responsible actions. 

Some benefits may include:

  • Feeling a strong sense of community and purpose

  • Making use of your skills and creativity

  • Practicing leadership and team building skills

  • Learning skills related to non-profit governance, fundraising, and communications

  • Collaborating with partners from across the state, regionally, and nationally

  • Joining multi-state and national leadership meetings

What are board members expected to do?

  • Attend quarterly board meetings which includes an annual strategic planning meeting. These meetings usually take place on the following dates:

    • Third Saturday in January

    • Second Saturday in May

    • Second Friday in July

    • Two-day Retreat in late October- early November (annual strategic planning meeting)

  • Attend monthly conference calls (approximately 1 hour in length)

  • Chair an Action Team and participate in other teams. These are teams established to address board governance and strategic priorities. Action Teams include topics like: Membership, Fundraising, Conferences, Partnerships, and User Groups (Early Childhood,  Higher Education, K-12, Non-formal, etc.)

  • Donate

  • Contribute to fundraising

Board of Directors


If you are interested in becoming a member of the LEEF Board of Directors, check out the Board Roles and Responsibilities document for more information.  If you would like to nominate yourself or someone else, nominations are now open!

Applications for membership to the LEEF Board of Directors are due on or before XXXXXX. Questions about Board membership, the nomination/election process, or the candidate application should be addressed to XXXXX, LEEF Governance Committee Chair. She can be reached via email XXXXXX or phone (XXX-XXX-XXXX).

​New board members are elected each (Fall/Spring--can we change it to Fall?) at the annual LEEF conference and serve two-year terms. Elected board members will join a core team of LEEF representatives from all over Florida. LEEF Board members serve two years as they work to provide strong leadership for the organization and improve environmental education efforts throughout the state. The LEEF Board of Directors meets quarterly. All LEEF members are invited and welcome to attend a board meeting. The meetings are from 10am to 4pm and are held in centralized locations around the state. We welcome your input!

LEEF Board Meetings Schedule (mandatory for all board members)

  • Third Saturday in January

  • Second Saturday in April

  • Second Friday in July

  • Two-day Retreat, including an overnight stay in late October- early November

Board Governance Committee
If you are interested in serving as a member-at-large on the LEEF Governance Committee, please fill out the Governance Committee Application.

The Governance Committee is charged with:

  • Identifying current board needs related to LEEF board membership and board development.

  • Selecting a slate of candidates to fill board officer and board member vacancies.

  • Ensuring the current board receives any professional development it needs to fulfill its legal and fiduciary responsibilities.


The Governance Committee is made up of a five-member appointed committee that includes the past chair, two board members, and two LEEF members-at-large.  The two LEEF members-at-large will serve a one year appointment. In order to qualify for this position, you must be a current LEEF member in good standing. You must be able to participate in several conference calls and review documents before the calls. Previous knowledge of LEEF’s mission, vision, and long-range plan is preferred.

​All board nominations, including both Board officers and Board members, will be submitted to the Governance Committee.  The Governance Committee will use a matrix to determine gaps in the current board composition related to gender, geographic location, race, age, skills, and the vocations of current members.  From that analysis, the Governance Committee will submit a non-competitive slate of candidates for each elective board position and office to be filled.  The slate of candidates will be presented to the membership for final approval.