We are thrilled to announce the results of this year's Board of Directors nomination and election processes. Following an impressive number and quality of nominations earlier this year, the NAFCM Board settled on a slate of nine candidates. We encouraged members to learn more about each candidate and cast their vote for those they felt would help advance our field. After a remarkable member turnout during the voting process, we are pleased to welcome six of the candidates as our newest Board Members-Elect!
The newest members of NAFCM's Board of Directors, whose terms will officially begin on May 4th, are as follows:
Member-Elect: Vern Best
Location: Washington, D.C.
Member-Elect: Brad Heckman
Program: New York Peace Institute
Location: New York, NY
Member-Elect: Laura Jeffords
Program: The Mediation Center
Location: Asheville, NC
Member-Elect: D.G. Mawn
Program: Community Systems Online
Location: Louisville, KY
Member-Elect: Steffanie Medina
Program: Creative Mediation
Location: San Luis Obispo, CA
Member-Elect: Kelly Riley
Program: Nebraska Mediation Association
Location: Eagle, NE
We also had two current Board members re-elected to serve a second three-year term, including:
Member-Elect: Peter Taillie
Program: Mid Shore Community Mediation
Location: Easton, MD
Member-Elect: Malcolm D. White
Program: Neighborhood Justice Center
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Over the next six weeks leading up to the Board's annual Face-to-Face meeting, we will be featuring extended profiles of our newest Board Members-Elect as part of our "Meet the Board" blog series. We invite you to click in and learn more about their impressive backgrounds and exciting goals for their Board tenure.
As we begin to orient these exceptional individuals onto NAFCM's Board, we also want to take time to thank our members. Your votes have provided these individuals an incredible opportunity to serve you. Thank you for taking the time to thoughtfully review their backgrounds, statements, and goals, and then cast your vote in this year's elections. We look forward to harnessing all our newest energies and resources to continue to serve and support all the good you do.
This truly is an exciting time for all our new Board Members-Elect, for NAFCM, and for our field! Congratulations!
Executive Director, NAFCM