Washington State Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf


Board Positions

The following Board positions are now open for nominations for the upcoming special election to fill positions left vacant following our 2023 Annual Membership Meeting. There will be a call for nominations for:

  • Vice President [two year term: 2024-2025]
  • Treasurer [two year term: 2024-2025]
  • Deaf/DeafBlind Member-at-Large [two year term: 2024-2025]- we have at least one eligible candidate for this position!
  • 3 Director [two year term: 2024-2025]

If you would like to nominate someone, please email us using the link below. We will then confirm that they are eligible. If the nominee is eligible*, we will ask them if they accept the nomination. After accepting, we will request a photo, short bio, and finally a statement regarding their desire to serve on the board.

* All candidates for Board shall have been voting members in good standing for at least two (2) consecutive years immediately prior to candidacy, with the exception of the Student Director. Candidates for the Student Director position must be a member in good standing for sixty (60) days prior to election.

WSRID is in a phase of organizational recovering following the 4 years of the Covid 19 pandemic.  We recognize that the pandemic had unique and profound impacts on all.  We invite members who were active in 2019 and at least 1 year between 2020-2024 to consider joining the board!  Together we can start building a more active chapter!  

Duties and Eligibility Requirements


Award Nominations

Every fall, recognize members of our organization for their support and outstanding work in the field with the below award.  If there is someone you would like to honor, please email us and let us know!

Judie Husted Member of the Year

The Judie Husted Member of the Year Award is presented to a WSRID member who reflects the character traits and commitment to our organization as displayed by the namesake of this award.  Those traits include dedication, mentoring, service, and involvement to better our organization and supports colleagues. 

Theresa B. Smith Distinguished Service Award

An award WSRID gives to express its deep appreciation for dedication, inspiration, and vision as well as many other contributions to the organization and the profession. Named after Theresa B. Smith, CSC, PhD has served WSRID as an active member since WSRID’s founding in 1968, serving as board member, mentor, and conscience of the organization.

If you would like to nominate a WSRID member you feel exemplifies dedication to our professions, please submit your nominations to wsridnominations@gmail.com no later than September 1, 2019.

It is helpful to the election committee if nominations are submitted in the form of a paragraph or letter outlining reasons why a person should receive this award rather than submitting only a name for nomination.


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