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NACDL Election Center

NACDL's elected positions include its officers, directly elected directors, and affiliate representatives to the board of directors.

NACDL conducts annual elections for various officer and Board positions. Each year, NACDL elects approximately one third of the Board of Directors. Directors serve three-year terms and may serve two consecutive full terms. Each year NACDL also elects a Secretary, Second and First Vice President, and President Elect. After a one-year term, the President Elect automatically becomes President. Finally, NACDL elects a Treasurer to a two-year term every other year. The Treasurer is ineligible to run for any Board or Director office during that term.

Periodically NACDL conducts special elections to fill positions left vacant.

All elections and election candidates are subject to the provisions of the NACDL bylaws regarding elections and to the board-adopted standing board policy on elections.

NACDL Bylaws

Elections Policy

2019 Election

On August 3, 2019, NACDL elected the following individuals to the respective offices listed below.

Elected Candidates


  • President Elect: Chris Adams
  • First Vice President: Martin Sabelli
  • Second Vice President: Nellie King
  • Secretary: Nan Whitfield


  • Brian Bieber
  • Jacqueline Goodman
  • Jeremy Delicino
  • Michael Heiskell
  • Chatharine O'Daniel
  • Todd Pugh
  • Addy Schmitt
  • Brady Skinner
  • Lindsay Lewis
  • Bruce Udolf
  • JaneAnne Murray

NACDL's Nominating Committee met on May 3, 2019, to select eligible candidates to serve in the positions listed below during the 2019-20 term. The Committee nominated the above slate of candidates for the 2019 NACDL Election.

No petitions for any office were received as of the June 13 deadline, and the following candidates were deemed elected by acclamation at NACDL's 2019 Annual Meeting.

Election Information

NACDL's 2019 Election is underway. In 2019, NACDL will elect thirteen members of its Board of Directors, as well as its President Elect, First and Second Vice Presidents, and Secretary.

Members interested in running for office may do so in one or both of two ways: by seeking nomination from NACDL’s Nominating Committee, or by submitting a candidacy petitionPDF Icon (Very Small). The Nominating Committee will meet in the spring to consider requests, which will be due to the nominating committee in late winter. Petitions will be due in late spring or early summer. The following deadlines apply to the 2019 election:

  • March 29, 2019: Submissions requesting consideration by the Nominating Committee Due.
  • May 3, 2019: Nominating Committee meets and announced its slate of candidates
  • May 6, 2019: Nominating Committee slate announced to NACDL membership online
  • June 13, 2019: Candidacy petitions due (download a petitionPDF Icon (Very Small))
  • July 8-19, 2019: If any qualified petitions for candidacy are timely received voting will take place during this window. Voting will be online (with an option for paper ballot submission) subject to procedures posted in early Spring.
  • August 3, 2019: Annual Meeting; election results announced

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