2020 North American Elections: Nominations open!
Nominations for the North American Management Board and North American At-Large Technical Board are now available. Nominations will be open from January 15 - February 12, 2020 (inclusive).
The North American Management Board is elected for two-year terms. This year there will be five (5) seats open for the North American Management Board. To be eligible to run for the North American Management Board, the individuals shall be at least eighteen (18) years old and be A4L Community Voting Participants or employed by or representing an A4L Community Voting Participant and duly authorized to represent that A4L Community Voting Participant, but need not be residents of the District of Columbia. An A4L Community Voting Participant Member institution (including associated subsidiaries of an A4L Community Voting Participant) may have at most one representative on the North American Management Board at one time.
Those North American Management Board Members that are serving their second year of a two-year term and will be returning to the North American Management Board for 2020 include:
- Aish Agrawal, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
- Andrea Bennett, CITE
- Peter Drescher, Vermont Agency of Education
- George Gatsis, Follett School Solutions
- Jim McGlynn, Public Consulting Group
- Jay Pennington, Iowa Department of Education
The North American At-Large Technical Board is elected for a one-year term. There are four (4) seats open for the At-Large Technical Board members. North American At-Large Technical Board members must be A4L Community Voting Participants or employed by or represent an A4L Community Voting Participant and duly authorized to represent that A4L Community Voting Participant.
You can download the policies and procedures for the Annual Elections as outlined by the Elections Committee at: https://www.a4l.org/resource/collection/B97C225C-E805-4025-82E7-E3285528892A/2020_North_American_Board_Elections_Process_and_Policies_FINAL.pdf
For the 2020 A4L Community Annual Election process, the following dates apply:
- January 15, 2020: Nominations open
- February 12, 2020: Nominations close
- by February 19, 2020: Elections Committee convenes to confirm ballot
- February 25, 2020: Ballot released
- March 10, 2020: Voting closes at 5:00 pm Eastern
- March 11, 2020: Elections Committee convenes to confirm results
- March 18, 2020: Elections results announced during the Interoperability & Privacy Symposium
The A4L Community will be using a virtual election tool and all nominations must be submitted electronically. Nomination information will be sent to all North American A4L Community members via email. Please consider nominating yourself or someone else to run for one of these leadership positions. The Primary Business Contact will be the official vote for each A4L Community Voting Participant. Please contact Penny Murray to confirm your Primary Business Contact.
Larry L. Fruth II, Ph.D.
Executive Director/CEO, A4L Community