The Executive Board of Directors, also known as the “Executive Council”, is made up of the WWPC president, six area representatives, and three ex officio members. The Executive Board is responsible for providing leadership to the Council as a whole, authorizing and approving the payment of bills, corresponding with outside agencies, appointing members to standing committees, and setting the date, place, and agenda for WWPC meetings.
The WWPC president is nominated by the Nominations Committee and elected by a vote from the entire council. The presidence serves a one-year term with a maximum of three consecutive terms.
Each area representative on the board must come from and be nominated by the area he/she represents but is voted on by the entire council. No more than three supervisors may serve as area representatives at any one time. Area representatives serve terms of three years with a maximum of two consecutive terms.
The three ex officio members on the executive board are the director of the Department of Agriculture (or his appointment), a professor in either the Plant Sciences or Renewable Resources Department at the University of Wyoming, and a representative from the industry.
The Executive Board of Directors elects a vice-president from among its members, and the president appoints a secretary and treasurer. The treasurer must be a member of the Executive Board, but the secretary does not have to be.