Michael Atkins, Candidate for USCF Executive Board
I am currently serving on the USCF Executive Board in a term that ends Aug 11, 2013. I am running again and there are six candidates for the four open positions. The top two candidates get a 3 year term, and the next two candidates get a 2 year term. Be sure to exercize your right to vote in the USCF elections by going to the USCF Voter Registration page. Once registered, you'll get a ballot via Chess Life and can cast your vote
April Statement for Chess Life
I am Michael Atkins, and my 4-year term on the Executive Board ends this August in Madison, Wisconsin. I am running again because I think there is still much work left to be done.
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Maryland, recently retired after 32 years in the Mental Health field and moved back in Baltimore, which is my home town. Along with being a Life Member of the USCF and an NTD, I have served chess at the local, state, regional and national levels as a 4-time President of the Virginia Chess Federation and Region 3 Tournament Clearinghouse Coordinator since 1999. I am also a FIDE Arbiter and International Organizer, and I am interested in how the USCF relates to the rest of the chess world.
My goal on the board has been to approach every issue objectively and do my best for the USCF. Next month I will talk about past accomplishments and future goals.
Here I am presenting to the USCF
(President Jim Berry on left, Executive Director Bill Hall on right)
the 2010 Senate Proclamation for National Chess Day.
June Statement for Chess Life