Announcing open nominations for Southern and Central Section Chief. Qualification requirements and job descriptions are included below, along with excerpts of applicable New Hampshire and Eastern Division Bylaws.

Job Requirements of the Section Chief position:

  • Be a liaison between Patrol Director and Patrollers within their Section
  • Make annual visits to Patrols in their Section
  • Listen to concerns/needs of patrols and communicate to appropriate staff or program director.
  • Attend Region meetings and required Division meetings such as the Spring Officer’s meeting each April (this is a Friday, Saturday & Sunday meeting). Note: At the Spring Officers Meeting in April there is a Section Chief’s meeting on Friday night, attendance is important and informative. You will be assigned to a Division Committee and be expected to be an active participant.


NH Region Bylaws

2b.ii.1.i-iii Section Chiefs
There shall be three Section Chiefs (SC) who shall be elected by the voting members of the Region affiliated with that section and shall serve for a term of two (2) years, with a maximum of three (3) consecutive terms per occurrence. Section Chief titles and areas of responsibility shall be:
Central Section Chief (CSC) – Representing Dartmouth, Franklin, Whaleback, Storr’s Hill, and Ragged Mountain ski patrols. The CSC is elected in odd numbered years.
Southern Section Chief (SSC) – Representing Crotched, Pats Peak, Proctor, McIntyre, and Mt. Sunapee ski patrols. The SSC is elected in odd numbered years.

5a.ii Election of Section Chiefs – Eligibility
Section Chief candidates must be active registered patrollers in the Region, have a minimum of five seasons of patrolling experience, and have achieved Senior Alpine Patroller, Senior Nordic Patroller, or Certified Patroller status. Members registered as Patrollers are qualified to serve as SC if at some point in their NSP career they have attained one of the classifications above.

6b.ii-iii Section Chiefs
Section Chiefs are the primary liaison between the BOD, patrol units and the registered members within their respective Section.
Coordinate with Program Advisors and Patrol Representatives to insure timely delivery of NSP programs to meet the needs of each unit. Assist with registration of all members as needed.


4.1 Eligibility. Region Director candidates must be Active registered patrollers in the Region which they seek to represent, have a minimum of five seasons of patrolling experience, and have achieved Senior Alpine, Senior Nordic, or Certified status. Members currently registered as Patrollers are qualified to become Region Director candidates if they have met the requirements described above at some point in their patrol career.

Election Process

Election for the positions will be held at each patrol’s refresher in the Fall of 2019. The election will be by secret written ballot and there will be an opportunity for write-in candidates on each ballot. All active members shall be permitted to cast one vote. A patroller is considered an active member if he/she has a NSP registration number reflecting primary membership in a patrol in the New Hampshire region, excluding alumni, medical associates, candidates and professional division members. Only active members of the patrols located in the southern and central sections will be permitted to vote for the Section Chief position in their respective sections. In the event a member does not complete his or her refresher at his/her home patrol, arrangements will be made to permit that member to vote at the refresher he/she attends. A vote tally will be announced after the last refresher in each section has completed the voting process.

DEADLINES: For those qualified and interested patrollers, notice of your interest must be received in writing (via snail mail or email) to Ray Whitley, Election Committee Chairperson by the deadline date of April 15, 2019. Any notice of interest received after the deadline date will not be counted. All notices of interested must have a date stamp on them to be valid. Elections will be held at New Hampshire region patrol refreshers this Fall.

Resumes and platforms from interested patrollers need to be received by June 1st to be posted on the website for all patrollers to review. To start the process, please contact:

Ray Whitley, Election Committee Chairperson