2017 NMEA Election

The following Board positions are on this year's ballot:
(Click on "Job Description" after each position to read about the position's duties and responsibilities.)

President Elect - Job Description
Band Affairs Chair (Apprentice) - Job Description 
Membership & Mentoring (Apprentice) - Job Description
Elementary/General Music Chair - Job Description

In addition to specific responsibilities for each board position, all board members must be prepared to serve as a nonprofit board leader.  Click here to read the "Nonprofit Board Member Job Description." 

Nominating Committee Report
The Nominating Committee has submitted the following slate of candidates:
     President-Elect:  Pete Eklund, Doran Johnson, Greg Zielke
     Band Affairs, Apprentice:  Matt Rom, Zach Nathan 
     Elementary/General Music Chair:  Stephanie Bourek, Mistyn Kozisek
     Membership/Mentoring, Apprentice:  Stacie Blackmore, Sara Cowan

Pursuant to NMEA's Bylaws, "nominations may be made by contacting the Immediate Past President no later than four weeks prior to the first day of conference."  Acting in the Immediate Past President's absence, President Fred Ritter has received a nomination for Evan Lee for the position of President-Elect.  The nomination was within the required time frame and Dr. Lee's name has been added to the ballot.

Each candidate was asked to submit a bio and answers to three questions.  You can view the Candidate Statements & Bios by clicking here.   

There is only one other item on this year's ballot, and that is the adoption of the revised Bylaws.  The final draft (click here to access the draft) will be voted on in its entirety to replace the current set of Bylaws (access current Bylaws by clicking here).  A vote "YES" will be to adopt the revised Bylaws draft in its entirety.  A vote "NO" is for not changing the Bylaws. 

Voting will be conducted electronically by logging onto NMEA's members-only section and accessing the ballot for candidates and issues.  Voting will commence on October 18 and cease on November 17 at 12:00 noon CST (Day 2 of the Conference/Clinic). When the voting is "live" you will be able to click the ballot box below.  You will only be able to access the ballot once.  If you have forgotten your username/password, please contact NMEA's Administrative Assistant for help. For questions about the ballot or voting process, please contact NMEA's Executive Director.