The results are in!
The Nominations & Elections committee has completed the validation process for the results of the 2020 FRID Board of Directors election. The newly elected members of the Board of Directors are listed below. They will be sworn in at the Annual Business Meeting on October 17, 2020, and will begin preparing to transition into their new positions. Their terms of service will begin January 1, 2021. Congratulations to the winning candidates!
2020 Board of Directors Election Winners
President - Kenneth Houghtaling
Vice-President of External Affairs - Laura Jackson
Secretary - Holli Tempe
Deaf Member-at-Large - James Smith
Region Representative North - Jessica Rushing
Some positions did not receive candidate nominations before the August 31, 2020 deadline but did receive write-in nominations during the voting period. Eligible write-in candidates were given the opportunity to decide whether they would be willing and able to serve in the position for which they were nominated. Eligible write-in candidates who indicated they were willing and able to serve and who also received a majority of the votes were elected to those positions.
Where eligible write-in candidates decided to remain on the ballot but no one candidate received a majority of the votes, a runoff election will be held to determine the winner of the election for that position. Where all eligible write-in candidates have withdrawn themselves from consideration, leaving the position vacant at the completion of the election cycle, the sitting board members will solicit applications for qualified members to be appointed to those positions until the next election cycle, when a special election will be held. The board positions that will be decided by runoff election or filled by board appointment are listed below.
Vice-President of Internal Affairs (Jan. 1, 2021 - Dec. 31, 2021)
Region Representative South (Jan. 1, 2021 - Dec. 31, 2022)
Positions to be Filled by Board Appointment
Treasurer (Current - Dec. 31, 2021)
Member-at-Large* (Jan. 1, 2021 - Dec. 31, 2021)
Region Representative West* (Jan. 1, 2021 - Dec. 31, 2021)
The Nominations & Elections Committee is working diligently to begin the runoff election process. Keep an eye on your email and the 2020 Elections page for more information as soon as it becomes available.
For more information on Nominations and Elections, including the nomination and election timeline, please visit our Elections page.
*These positions will be left vacant when the new officers take up their positions on January 1, 2021.