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Community government

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WAS-NS is managed by an annually elected steering committee ("secretariat") chaired by a "secretary general" - a paid position equivalent to mayor. Matters of policy, acceptance of new members, annual budget, etc, are made in assemblies of all the members.


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  • New Municipal Society Board voted in

    Friday 3 March 2017
    On March 3, the community voted in a new board. Anwar Dawood was voted in as chair.
  • A woman to lead us

    Sunday 3 August 2008 ::
    Dorit Shippin, recently elected Chair of the Community Association, shares some thoughts on her guiding vision and the importance of partnership, constructive dialogue, imagination, and (...)
  • The Municipal Society focusing on village expansion

    Thursday 10 January 2008 ::
    Growing a village requires infinite care. Municipal Board chair Eyas Shbeta discusses some of the processes in which the board is currently involved.
  • Village Elections 2007

    February 2007 ::
    Elections for leadership of the community took place, for the first time according to a new administrative structure.
  • Elections 2005

    Monday 3 October 2005
    In annual elections, the community voted in Rayek Rizek as secretary general replacing Abdessalam Najjar (who did not run for re-election). On the secretariat this year will be Maurice Ben (...)
  • February in NSWAS

    Sunday 29 February 2004
    It’s springtime in Israel. The almond trees have been in blossom from the beginning of the month, and now the earth is carpeted with yellow and red flowers. During the last weekend of the month, (...)
  • NSWAS elects a new leadership team

    Monday 17 November 2003
    Following annual elections in the village, incoming Secretary Castro Daoud speaks of his perspective on NSWAS and his hopes for the coming year.
  • Annual elections

    Tuesday 3 July 2001

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