SNA Election In July 2015, the SNA Leadership Development Committee (formerly the Nominating Committee) met at the Annual National Conference (ANC) in Salt Lake City to select a slate of candidates for the Association’s upcoming election. The full slate will be announced in late October and the election will take place over a two-week period in February.The winning candidates will serve on the 2016-18 SNA Board of Directors and Leadership Development Committee, with the installation to take place at SNA’s 70th Annual National Conference, July 10-13, 2016, in San Antonio, Texas. Board of Directors Election SlateVice President Gay Anderson, SNS, Brandon Valley School District 49-2, Brandon, South Dakota Linda Eichenbeger, SNS, Oak Hills Local School District, Delhi Township, Ohio Secretary/Treasurer Debbi Beauvais, SNS, Gates-Chili Central School District, Rochester, New York Dr. Cleta Long, SNS, Ed.D., Bibb County School District, Bibb County, Georgia Northeast Regional Director *Open – Two candidates needed Northwest Regional Director Lynne Shore, North Marion School District 015, Marion County, Oregon *Open – One candidate needed Southwest Regional Director Dr. Lilly Bouie, Ph.D., Little Rock School District, Little Rock, Arkansas Monica Deines-Henderson, SNS, Falcon School District 49, Peyton, Colorado At-Large Director *Open – Six candidates needed School Nutrition Employee/Manager Representative Delene Coates, South Sanpete School District, Mount Pleasant, Utah Donna Myers, Osceola County School District, Osceola County, Florida Leadership Development Committee Election SlateMideast Region Representative *Open – Two candidates needed Midwest Region Representative Mary Betlach, Robbinson City School District, New Hope, Minnesota Micheline Piekarski, SNS, Oak Park & River Forest HSD 200, Oak Park, Illinois Southeast Region Representative June Barrett, SNS, Alabama State Department of Education, Montgomery, Alabama Linda Irby, SNS, Hampton City Public Schools, Hampton, Virginia West Region Representative *Open – Two candidates needed *In addition to recruiting for the open Northeast and Northwest Regional Director positions, the Leadership Development Committee will be recruiting for three new At-Large Director positions to serve on the Board of Directors. The Committee also will recruit candidates to be elected to serve as Mideast and West Region Representatives on the Leadership Development Committee.The Leadership Development Committee will meet in October at SNA’s annual Committee Days meeting to select candidates for the all open positions. A full slate will be announced following that meeting. Biographies of candidates selected for the slate will be available to view online in early January 2016. The secure online voting website will be open from February 15-29. To learn more about the nominations process, open position responsibilities and eligibility requirements, or to complete the Candidate Recommendation Form, click here. For questions, contact SNA Chief of Staff and Leadership Development Committee Staff Liaison Jean Geraghty at firstname.lastname@example.org.