Jim Doty, State Director Candidate (Two-year term 2020-2022)
Describe any previous Branch positions and years you served.
Alhambra- San Gabriel Branch President (95-96 & 08-09), Newsletter Editor (since 1990)
Describe any AAUW California positions and years you served.
California Perspective editor 2008-2009, 2014-2019. Snapshots editor 2016 & 2018 conventions. Served as Assistant to the President in 2008 and 2014-16.
Talk about any AAUW California conventions you attended in the last five years.
I have attended, and provided staff support to, every state convention in the past five years.
Talk about any pertinent community activities or connections and their corresponding dates.
Served on the Regional Board of Directors for American Youth Soccer Organization Region 60 (AYSO 60) since 1980 in various capacities including Regional Commissioner.
Talk about any AAUW National conventions you have attended.
I have attended most national conventions since I joined AAUW in 1990.
Describe any AAUW National positions and years you served.
Describe your employment/professional experience, including current employment.
Retired with 30 years of supervisory/managerial experience. The last position I held was Environmental Affairs Officer for the Los Angeles City Engineer.
Are you available to visit branches statewide?
Describe any other special skills or experience.
Give your reasons for running for this office.
Willing and wanting to be helpful.
75-word Goal Statement
My goal is to strengthen AAUW. Significant progress has been achieved in education and access to employment and elected office. But the job is not done. Strong advocacy must continue. Unfortunately, our membership, and therefore our strength, is waning. We need to build membership. We need to continue supporting our traditional branches while increasing AAUW California’s participation in the digital world, and obtain corporate sponsors for statewide events to reduce, if not eliminate, attendance fees.