March 21, 2012

2012 Board Election Results

Congratulations NAFCM's newest Board Members-Elect!

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-ElectVern Best
      Location: Washington, D.C.

      Member-ElectBrad Heckman
      Program:  New York Peace Institute
      Location: New York, NY

      Member-ElectLaura Jeffords
      ProgramThe Mediation Center
      Location: Asheville, NC

      Member-ElectD.G. Mawn
      ProgramCommunity Systems Online
      Location: Louisville, KY

      Member-ElectSteffanie Medina
      ProgramCreative Mediation
      Location: San Luis Obispo, CA

      Member-ElectKelly 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-ElectPeter 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!

In community,
Executive Director, NAFCM

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