Don’t forget to vote!
Voting for candidates starts next week for the UAA Board of Directors. Selecting the best people to serve the UAA is a member benefit and we’re counting on you to participate in this election.
Here’s what you need to know…
- Watch for a ballot link from firstname.lastname@example.org. The email will automatically distribute to a member’s email on file with the UAA on July 15, 2022 at 12:01 a.m. CDT.
- Balloting takes place over a two-week period – Friday, July 15 at 12:01 a.m. CDT through Monday, August 1, 2022 11:59 p.m. CDT.
- Please choose two (2) Directors, one (1) Treasurer and one (1) Vice President. Background information on the candidates is available for review on the ballot.
- If you don’t see the ballot email in your inbox, look in your spam or promotions folders.
HELPFUL TIP: We suggest updating your member profiles to a home or personal email address, if possible. Firewalls set up for business emails often prevent invitations from reaching your inbox. A home or personal email address will also ensure your member benefits continue without interruption if your leave your current employer.
- For further assistance, contact Renée Phillips.
Be sure to take a few minutes to cast your vote during this time period. We will announce the official election results during the UAA’s Annual Meeting on Wednesday, August 31, 2022.
Cybersecurity Scams: Do you know what to look for?
We receive dozens of emails from people we know every day, and many of us have little concern that what shows up in your inbox could be malicious. But phony emails and scam attempts will often appear legitimate at first glance. So how can you tell if something is real or fake?
Cybercriminals are always finding new ways to deceive us through technology. It’s why the July/August issue of the Newsline is focused entirely on Technology & Cybersecurity and the suggestive signs you should look for to protect yourself from harm. The print issue will be in mailboxes in the next few weeks; look for it online under the “Quick Links” section of the Member Portal.
The benefits of earning UVM Professional Credentials
The UAA is a proud partner of the Utility Vegetation Management (UVM) Professional Credential program at the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point, where six people recently graduated from the two-year online study course.
The professionals involved say the higher education course is valuable to their careers and employers and boosts their credibility among peers and supervisors. The UVM program’s goal is to help graduates better apply best practices and handle the many challenges they face in the UVM industry.