Southwestern Archaeology, Inc. issued a call for nominations to the Board of Directors on July 1, 2017. The positions of President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Information Specialist were open. By August 9, 2017, the current Board of Directors received the following nominations: for President – David Purcell; for Vice President – Tina Hart and Janet Hagopian; for Secretary – Sharon “Shurban” Urban and R. G. Wakeland; and, for Information Specialist – Charlotte Wolter. No nominations were submitted for the position of Treasurer.
All of the nominations except for Wakeland were posted to the Pecos Conference website on August 6, 2017. The candidate statements for all of the candidates were posted in the vendor tent, and a notice of the election was made to the conference attendees as part of the opening remarks. The election was overseen by Tom Windes during the regular business meeting on Saturday, August 12. Copies of the candidate statements were circulated among the participating business meeting attendees prior to the vote, which was by an open show of hands for each candidate. Current Board member Kim Spurr tallied the results, which were entered into the meeting minutes by Sharon Urban. Based on the election results, the 2017 Board of Directors of Southwestern Archaeology, Inc. is:
    David E. Purcell (Flagstaff, Arizona) – President
    Janet Hagopian (Flagstaff, Arizona) – Vice President
    Sharon Urban (Tucson, Arizona) – Secretary
    Charlotte Wolter (Santa Monica, California) – Information Specialist
    Kim Spurr (Flagstaff, Arizona) – 2018 Pecos Conference Organizer
    Gary Newgent (Santa Fe, New Mexico) – ex-officio 2017 Pecos Conference Organizer
    Ruth Van Dyke (Binghamton, New York) – Cordell/Powers Prize Committee Representative
The Board of Directors will meet to appoint a Treasurer for a one-year term and conduct other business before September 30. The 2016-2017 transitional Board of Directors – David Purcell, Kim Spurr, Tom Windes, Brian Kenny, Gary Newgent, and Stephanie Welch is now dissolved. 
We would like to thank Tom Windes and Brian Kenny for their many years of service to the Pecos Conference, including the past year of transitioning Pecos Conference and Cordell/Powers Prize to nonprofit status. We also would like to thank Stephanie Welch for her service on the Board. 
The 2017 Pecos Conference was well-attended (approximately 420), in a beautiful and accessible location, and a good time was had by all who did not get too cold and wet Friday evening. Many thanks to Gary Newgent and the volunteers of the Site Steward Foundation, Inc. for your hard work in making Pecos Conference a success this year!


     SANTA FE, N.M.--August 4, 2017–It's finally here! The 2017 Pecos Conference starts Thursday, August 10, and we've got the schedule and all the information you will need as an attendee.
      First, we have the Presentation Schedule, which is available as a downloadable PDF file. Click on Presentation Schedule to get the file.
      We also have a sheet of important information for all attendees, including all you need to know about the site, camping, food and water, fires, etc. To download the Information Sheet, click here.
      Further, you now can click to download a list of the site tours.
      And, to make it easier to find your way around, we have created a detailed map of the conference site on Rowe Mesa.
      The conference will begin with the traditional Thursday evening reception 5-7 p.m. at the Museum Hill Cafe, on the grounds of the Laboratory of Anthropology at 710 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, N.M.
      And, while we have your attention, we just want to say, don't forget to bring any items that you might want to contribute to the silent auction. It will raise money for the Cordell-Powers Prize so, hopefully, we can make it even more generous in the future.
      We're ready and can't wait to see you next Thursday in Santa Fe and for the weekend on Rowe Mesa!

Gary Newgent
Organizer
2017 Pecos Conference
organizer@pecosconference.org.

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