Election Center

NACDL conducts annual elections for various officer and Board positions. Each year, NACDL elects approximately one third of the Board of Directors. Directors serve three-year terms and may serve two consecutive full terms. Each year NACDL also elects a Secretary, Second and First Vice President, and President Elect. After a one-year term, the President Elect automatically becomes President. Finally, NACDL elects a Treasurer to a two-year term every other year. The Treasurer is ineligible to run for any Board or Director office during that term.

Periodically NACDL conducts special elections to fill positions left vacant.

All elections and election candidates are subject to the provisions of the NACDL bylaws regarding elections and to the board-adopted standing board policy on elections.

2016 Regular Election

NACDL’s 2016 Election is underway. In 2016, NACDL will elect 13 members of its Board of Directors, as well as its President Elect, First and Second Vice Presidents, Treasurer, and Secretary.

Report of the 2016 Nominating Committee

The NACDL Nominating Committee met on May 20, 2016, to select eligible candidates to serve in the positions listed below during the 2016-2017 term. The Committee nominated the following slate of candidates for the 2016 NACDL Election:

  • President Elect: Rick Jones - New York, NY
  • First Vice President: Drew Findling - Atlanta, GA
  • Second Vice President: Nina Ginsberg - Alexandria, VA
  • Treasurer: Jerry Cox - Mt. Vernon, KY
  • Secretary: Chris Adams - Charleston, SC

Board of Directors:

  • Jeff Adachi - San Francisco, CA
  • Andrew Birrell - Minneapolis, MN
  • Maureen Cain - Denver, CO
  • Tanya Greene - Brooklyn, NY
  • Stephen Ross Johnson - Knoxville, TN
  • Mike Klinkosum - Raleigh, NC
  • Lindsay Lewis - New York, NY
  • Norm Mueller – Denver, CO
  • Martin Sabelli - San Francisco, CA
  • Alan Silber - Roseland, NJ
  • Kristina Supler - Cleveland, OH
  • Michelle Tuegel - Waco, TX
  • CeCelia Valentine - Phoenix, AZ

Candidates interested in running by petition must submit petitions by June 23, 2016 at 5:00 pm Eastern Time. For requirements and other election details, click to learn more.

See the complete procedures and protocols for the 2016 election.

Members interested in running for office may do so in one or both of two ways: by seeking nomination from NACDL’s Nominating Committee, or by submitting a candidacy petitionPDF Icon (Very Small). The Nominating Committee will meet in the spring to consider requests, which will be due to the nominating committee in late winter. Petitions will be due in late spring or early summer.

Major Deadlines

The following deadlines apply to the 2016 election:

  • April 15, 2016: Submissions requesting consideration by the Nominating Committee Due.
  • May 20, 2016: Nominating Committee meets in Las Vegas
  • May 21, 2016: Nominating Committee announces its slate at Las Vegas board meeting
  • May 23, 2016: Nominating Committee slate announced to NACDL membership online
  • June 23, 2016: Candidacy petitions due (download a petitionPDF Icon (Very Small))
  • July 18-29, 2016: If any qualified petitions for candidacy are timely recieved voting will take place during this window. Voting will be online (with an option for paper ballot submission) subject to procedures posted in early Spring.
  • Aug. 13, 2016: Annual Meeting; election results announced

See more information concerning 2016 election deadlines.

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