SNA Election In July 2015 at SNA’s Annual National Conference (ANC), a new governance structure was approved in the bylaw amendments passed by the Delegate Assembly. In order to fully implement the approved changes, a transition nomination and election process is required. The Leadership Development Committee (formerly the Nominating Committee) met at ANC and again at Fall Committee Days to select a slate of qualified candidates (see below) for the Association’s 2016 election. The SNA Election will take place over a two-week period in February 2016 (February 15-29) through a secure online voting website. Check back in early January to learn more about the candidates. The elected Board members will serve a three-year term, with the installation to take place at ANC, July 10-13, 2016, in San Antonio, Texas. The elected Leadership Development Committee members will serve a two-year term, beginning after the election on March 1, 2016. Board of Directors Election SlateVice President Gay Anderson, SNS, Brandon Valley School District 49-2, Brandon, S.D. Linda Eichenberger, SNS, Oak Hills Local School District, Cincinnati, Ohio Secretary/Treasurer Debbi Beauvais, SNS, Gates Chili Central School District, Rochester, N.Y. Dr. Cleta Long, Ed.D., SNS, Bibb County School District, Macon, Ga. Northeast Regional Director Gail Koutroubas, Andover Public Schools, Andover, Mass. Curtistine Walker, Pittsburgh School District, Pittsburgh, Pa. Northwest Regional Director Lynne Shore, Willamina School District, Willamina, Ore. Kaye Wetli, SNS, Riverview School District, Duvall, Wash. At Large Director* Lori Adkins, SNS, Oakland Schools, Waterford, Mich. Mark Bordeau, Broome-Tioga BOCES, Endicott, N.Y. Dr. Lilly Bouie, Ph.D., Little Rock School District, Little Rock, Ark. Ariane Maori Shanley, South Kitsap School District, Port Orchard, Wash. School Nutrition Employee/Manager Representative Delene Coates, South Sanpete School District, Mount Pleasant, Utah Donna Myers, Osceola County School District, Saint Cloud, Fla. Leadership Development Committee Election SlateMideast Region Representative Karen Bissett, Oxford Area Community Schools, Oxford, Mich. Midwest Region Representative Mary Betlach, Robbinsdale School District, Robbinsdale, Minn. Micheline Piekarski, SNS, Oak Park & River Forest High School District 200, Oak Park, Ill. Southeast Region Representative June Barrett, SNS, Alabama State Department of Education, Montgomery, Ala. Linda Irby, SNS, Hampton City Public Schools, Hampton, Va. West Region Representative Robert Lewis, Ph.D., SNS, El Monte City School District, El Monte, Calif. Sarah “Sally” Spero, SNS, Lakeside Union School District, Lakeside, Calif. *AT LARGE DIRECTOR: In accordance with the bylaw proviso approved by the House of Delegates, in July at ANC, the candidate with the highest number of votes for this position will serve a 3-year term; the candidate with the second highest number of votes will serve a 2-year term; and the candidate with the third highest number of votes will serve a 1-year term.