Print Page   |   Contact Us   |   Sign In   |   Join the NFH
Sign In


Latest News
2020 NFH Election Webpage

Welcome to the 2020 NFH Election Webpage 

The 2020 NFH Election Webpage serves as the point of access for Regular Members, Regular Tract Members and Legacy Members to access their ballot to vote online.

Polls are OPEN Now through March 31, 2020

The open positions for the 2020 NFH Election are President and Treasurer, four (4) Directors and five (5) Nominating Committee Members.

The nominees for the officer positions are listed below, accompanied by their candidate statements and photos for review before voting. The Directors and Nominating Committee candidates statements and photos are on the pages linked at the bottom of this page.

During the election period (March 1-31, 2020), eligible voters may access their ballot and vote by clicking on 'I'm Ready to Vote' link at the bottom of the page.

 

CANDIDATES FOR 2020 NFH OFFICE

 

OFFICE OF PRESIDENT

 

Doug Gann, Leavenworth WA

 

Lake Wenatchee, WA; Okanogan-Wenatchee NF

 

Family owned cabin 15 years; 15-year NFH Member

 

Qualifications and ExperienceMy wife Susan and I live in Leavenworth, WA and have three adult children and two grandchildren. I retired from Cisco Systems, Inc. in 2011 after working 35 years in the high technology field, mostly in sales leadership roles.


My first cabin leadership role was serving for 6 years as President of the Lake Wenatchee Summerhome Association.  My national experience began in 2009 when I joined the C2 Steering Committee which resulted in the passage of the CFA. First elected to the NFH Board in 2012, I’ve served 5 years as a Director, 1 year as Vice President, and the last 2 years as President. I’ve also served on a number of NFH committees, including a stint as the Technology Committee chair. Over the last decade, I’ve been a frequent speaker at NFH events on a variety of topics. I’ve also made a number of trips to Washington D.C. to meet with USFS leadership and members of Congress, lobbying on behalf of cabin owners everywhere.


The success of this unique cabin program we cherish requires cabin owners willing to contribute by volunteering. My experience demonstrates my commitment to NFH and the cabin program. Our current board is working hard on a number of initiatives to provide more value to our members, as we continue our work toward securing the future of this program. I would like to continue leading this effort as President for another two years. I would appreciate your vote and will be honored to serve if elected.


Thank You


 

 

OFFICE OF TREASURER

 

  LINDA BALLENTINE, Danville CA

 

 Huckleberry Tract, CA; Sierra NF 

 

 Family owned cabin 65 years; 3-year NFH Member

 

Qualifications and Experience: I am the fourth-generation owner of our
cabin, which was built by my grandfather. I want to ensure that the cabin will be enjoyed by future generations of my family.  I consider NFH to be a key component to making this happen.


I have served on the NFH board since 2017 and appreciate all that the organization does for national forest cabin owners. My goal is to serve the organization to my greatest capacity.  I believe that serving NFH as Treasurer will accomplish this.


I am an accountant in my professional career and specialize in managing the finances of and preparing tax returns for nonprofits. I have over 30 years of experience in the accounting and finance industries, working with nonprofit and for profit companies. 


My cabin-related activities are:

NFH – Board member since April 2017; Treasurer April 2018-2020

Chair, Environmental Committee

Member, Conference Task Force

Member, Membership Committee

Chair/Member, Finance Committee


Huckleberry Tract – Board Member since 2014

Secretary, 2014 – Present

Communications, 2016 – Present


Huntington Lake Association, Member

Other – Volunteer at the Huntington Lake Volunteer Fire Department Auction


 

 

CLICK HERE for Statements and Photos of Director Candidates

 

CLICK HERE for Statements and Photos for Nominating Committee Candidates

 

CLICK HERE 'I'm ready to Vote'