2022 Trustee Candidate Application Now Available


Download the Trustee Candidate Application HERE.


The New England Electric Railway Historical Society, d/b/a Seashore Trolley Museum and the National Streetcar Museum at Lowell, invites shareholding members in good standing who can demonstrate they will meet and exceed all Trustee roles, expectations, and goals to apply for a Trustee position on the Board of Trustees.  The application period for the position of Appointed or Elected Trustee closes on the final business day of the year, Friday, December 31, 2021.


Following our 2020 Bylaws changes, all Trustee candidates will now be interviewed and recommended by the Board Development Committee before their name appears on the ballot for elected Trustees, or on a slate for appointment directly by the Board of Trustees when a vacancy arises on the board. These changes mean that:


  • All Trustee candidates must apply for the position of Trustee themselves instead of being nominated by another member;
  • Write-in candidates on Trustee election ballots will no longer be permissible; and
  • Candidates are no longer able to “run off the floor” on Annual Meeting day. 


Likewise, Trustees seeking appointment to the board instead of election must be interviewed and recommended by the Board Development Committee first before they are voted on for appointment by the full Board of Trustees.


The Board Development Committee has identified the following strengths that are currently missing or lacking on the current Board of Trustees; as such, candidates that possess these strengths will be considered for appointment over election first during this election year:


  • Trustees with expertise in human resources, law/attorney, builder/contractor, or investment
  • Trustees from York County, Maine and the three-town area Seashore Trolley Museum is located
  • Trustees representing ethnic and gender minorities


At the 2022 Annual Meeting, to be held on Saturday, April 30, 2022, there will be two (2) Elected Trustee candidates elected on the NEERHS Board of Trustees by the Membership and at least two (2) Appointed Trustee candidates confirmed by the Membership. 


For questions or more information about the Trustee positions available, please reach out to a member of our Board Development Committee or review our Bylaws, available at https://trolleymuseum.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/7/2020/11/FINAL-NEERHS-Bylaws-111420.pdf.

For the Good of the Society,
NEERHS Board Development Committee

Sue Ellen Stavrand, Committee Chair [email protected]

Karen Dooks, [email protected]

Randy Stahl, [email protected]

James Schantz, [email protected]


Download the Trustee Candidate Application HERE.