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Painting the Past | Election Results

Online Accolade

The "Get Outdoors" portion of the Sierra Club's Web site ( was nominated in March for a Webby, the Internet's most prestigious content award, in the Travel category. According to the awards committee, nominees "exemplify the kinds of sites that Internet users should visit every day for information and entertainment."

Our New Board

Sierra Club members have re-elected three incumbents, returned one former director, and chosen one new representative to the Board of Directors. The winners of the April election, in which 65,320 votes were cast, are:

  • Robert Cox, a communications professor at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and a former Sierra Club president and director (39,867 votes);
  • Incumbent Phillip Berry, a trial and environmental lawyer in the San Francisco Bay Area and a former Sierra Club president (35,738);
  • Incumbent Michael Dorsey, a graduate student at the University of Michigan's School of Natural Resources and Environment (32,404);
  • Lisa Renstrom, a North Carolina environmental activist and Sierra Club Foundation Trustee (26,565);
  • Incumbent Chad Hanson, a forest-protection advocate from Southern California (24,849).

Ten percent of Club members participated in this year's election; of the votes cast, nine percent were submitted online. To recommend a nominee for next year's Board election, contact Bettye Harris at or (770) 578-1186.

Express Yourself

To make your voice count on environmental issues, write or call your U.S. senators and representative at:

U.S. Senate
Washington, DC 20510

U.S. House of Representatives
Washington, DC 20515

U.S. Capitol Switchboard
(202) 224-3121

Contact President Clinton at:
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W.
Washington, DC 20500
Comment line (202) 456-1111
Fax (202) 456-2461

To join the Sierra Club activist network, write to the Office of Volunteer and Activist Services, 85 Second St., San Francisco, CA 94105-3441; e-mail: activist.desk Members of the network receive a free subscription to The Planet, our monthly activist newsletter, and the Sierra Club Action Daily, an e-mail update.

by Jennifer Hattam

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