Nominating Committee
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The Nominating committee consists of five members with staggered three-year terms, elected by the membership. They work independently of the Board to fill Board vacancies, assessing needs and various criteria in the nominating process. Additionally, they help to fill committee positions by asking for and referring names to the Vice President of the Board. Contact the Nominating Committee at [email protected]

Nominating Committee 2020-2021
Jamaine Cripe - Chair 
Dr. Mary Kroener-Ekstrand (term ends 2023)
Katie (Tie) Resendiz de Perez (term ends 2021)
Emmie Schlobomm (term ends 2023)
Sam Wilson (term ends 2022)
Board Liaison: Vice President, Rev. Samaya Oakley


Updated bylaw voted on at the June 19th Annual Meeting: 

A. There shall be a Nominating Committee of five members. They shall be elected at the Annual Meeting for three-year terms, as follows: In Year I, 2 members; in Year II, 2 members; in Year III, 1 member. A Chairperson shall be elected by the committee each year. In each year of the three-year election cycle, the Nominating Committee shall choose one or more candidates for one position on the Nominating Committee and one or more candidates for each open position on the Board of Trustees, as follows: In Year I, President, Treasurer, and one Trustee-at-Large; in Year II, Vice-President and one Trustee-at- Large; in Year III, Secretary, President-Elect, and one Trustee-at-Large. The Nominating Committee is also responsible for nominating positions to Committees of the Board.

Note: Only LREDA Active or Life Members may serve on the LREDA Board of Trustees.  

LREDA Nominating Committee Process & Timeline

  • September: LREDA Board members with expiring terms draft job descriptions for NOM, which include tasks, skills needed/ core competencies and future priorities of the Board and the position.
  • October/November: LREDA Board members with expiring terms send job descriptions to NOM before fall con, NOM meets with LREDA Board at Fall Con re future priorities of Board, overall composition of the board (skills needed), meet with departing Board members about their positions, solicit interested applicants
  • November: Deadline to notify of committee openings.
  • December: Post announcement for applications for LREDA Board Positions (include what LREDA covers re: attending meetings). Develop list of people to solicit for applications
  • January: Send reminder for applications and continue to solicit applications. Board and Nominating Committee Applications due Jan. 31st.
  • February: Review Board and NC applications. Preliminary screening of applicants, including feedback from the Board. Check references, answer questions. Applications for committee nominations due Feb 28th.
  • February/ March: Make selections, notify applicants and VP. VP will contact nominees and discuss GA attendance. VP acts as nominee liaison to the Board until Nominee is elected.
  • NOM send nomination slate to the Board 90 days before the election at the Annual Meeting.
  • April: Send recommendations of committee nominations to the committee
  • May: Members running for election by petition need to submit their petition no less than 30-days in advance of the date of the election. See the LREDA Bylaws Article VI. Section D for additional instructions.
  • June: Election results announced and VP orients new members at GA.

Notes on the LREDA Nominating Committee in 2017-2018