NAEBA Board of Director Nominations Requested

May 7, 2014

Nominations for Open Seats Accepted Until May 31, 2014

HOWARD LAKE, MN- Earlier this year the NAEBA Board of Directors announced a change in regard to the process for board member elections for the future.  A newly defined nominating process was created to announce open seats and seek nominations prior to the NAEBA convention each summer. This changes the historic protocol of seeking nominations on site at the convention on Friday morning and then having elections based on those nominees.  The change was made in 2012 by unanimous vote of NAEBA’s Board of Directors and was put in place to start in 2014. The announcement of this change was published in the March Newsletter and May Journal Magazine.

NAEBA has announced five director seats will be open for election this August.  NAEBA will accept nominations from members of each respective region for nominees in that region. Nominations for NAEBA members in good standing must be submitted in writing to the association office by May 31, 2014. A brief biography of the candidates will be published in NAEBA’s July newsletter for members to review prior to their arrival at the convention.  On Friday, August 1, 2014, the regions will meet separately and members will cast their votes for the candidates in their regions.  

The changes to the nominating process ensure all candidates are eligible to serve on the Board of Directors and also provide members timely information to help in the election process.  As stated in the NAEBA By-laws, candidates shall be members in good standing by the first day of the calendar year to be eligible for nomination.

The seats open for election in 2014 are as follows:

Central (1) - Richard Garrels, current director
Western (1) - Eric Mohlman, current director
Northeast (2) - Kim Kakfa, appointed
                         - Barry Chernuka, appointed
Southern (1) - Ken Anderson, appointed

NAEBA Executive Director Travis Lowe said, “This is a simple and transparent process that preserves the integrity of our board nominations.  With our convention attendance increasing every year and our five regions meeting concurrently, we have to take the appropriate steps to ensure everything is handled properly. This was a responsible change.”

NAEBA asks anyone with questions or comments to contact the office.


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