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Service Unit Delegates, Delegates-at-Large, and National Delegates

Member engagement is a key part of Girl Scouts of Northern California's strategy as we strive to honor the voice of our membership. Our governance system, with elected or appointed delegates serving as voting members of the council, is the main way for members to give input to our Board of Directors. Learn more about these delegate positions and how you can get involved today!

All delegates should register to attend the Annual Meeting on April 17, 2021. Review the Annual Meeting Workbook for the agenda, what you’ll be voting on, and more information.

National Delegates

A National Delegate is an elected representative of Girl Scouts of Northern California who attends the National Council Session of Girl Scouts of the USA. This position is responsible for determining the direction Girl Scouting will take throughout the country. Adult and girl members ages 14+ are eligible to apply for this position. 

Every three years, Girl Scouts gather at the National Council Session to celebrate and reinvigorate our Girl Scout Movement and chart our future. The next NCS will occur in July 2023 in Orlando, Florida. National Delegate applications can be submitted in the fall of 2021, and delegates will be elected at the GSNorCal Annual Meeting in April 2022. 

Service Unit Delegates

What is a Service Unit Delegate?

Service Unit Delegates serve as the primary communication link between our girl and adult members and Northern California's Board of Directors, provide input to the Board on our Council's strategy, and elect the Council Board of Directors.

How are Service Unit Delegates selected?

Adult and girl members age 14 and older are eligible to elect Service Unit Delegates.  Review the Voter Guide to read nominees’ bios for your service unit and then cast your vote online in January when the election is open. Only service units with more nominees than available delegate roles will need to vote; service units with uncontested races do not require a vote (nominees are automatically considered elected due to no more candidates than available delegate positions and will not appear on a ballot). If your service unit is not listed on the roster below, then there were no nominees in your service unit this year.

Congratulations to our 2021 Service Unit Delegates,  and thank you to everyone who voted!
 

Service Unit Delegate Resources

Delegates-at-Large

Delegates-at-Large serve as the primary communication link between our girl and adult members and Northern California's Board of Directors. Delegates-at-Large provide input to the Board on our Council's strategy and elect the Council Board of Directors.

The Delegates-at-Large position was developed to provide opportunities for council level groups, other than Service Units, to be represented by voting members of the council. To learn more, check out the Delegate-at-Large nomination information

Resources


For questions about delegate governance, please contact Amy Burke, Member Engagement Manager, at aburke@gsnorcal.org.