Nominating Committee Report

29 May 2020 7:30 AM | Christine R Henry

During the Saturday banquet of the annual meeting, the new slate of officers is approved by voice vote. Because we were not able to meet in San Antonio this year and our by-laws allow electronic approval of new board members, we are distributing this ballot via VAN. Please read through the text below and click the link HERE to go to the VAF website. Please log in with your email and password to reach the ballot page and cast your vote online.

The Nominating Committee is charged with selecting candidates for Board service for the yearly board rotation, for President and Vice-Presidents in alternate years, and for Secretary and Treasurer as needed. Every year, four new Board members are appointed. In addition, this year our task was to nominate a new Secretary, Second Vice-President, and President-elect.

We offer a heartfelt thank you to outgoing Secretary Bill Littmann for his excellent work.  Bill not only prepared minutes of our meetings, answered tons of emails and questions that came into our general VAF inbox, but also got the board organized in google drive, all with a smile and his wry humor.  Thank you also to outgoing board members Christopher Bell, Jobie Hill, Sally McMurry, and Ian Stevenson for their service on the VAF Board.


Secretary: Paula Mohr (Independent Historian) 2025

Second Vice President: Kim Hoagland (Michigan Technological University) 2022

President-elect: Jim Buckley (University of Oregon)

New Board Members:

Vyta Baselice (George Washington University) 2023

P.J. Carlino (Parsons School of Design) 2023

Daniel De Sousa (Heritage Documentation Programs, National Park Service) 2023

Philip Herrington (James Madison University) 2023

Because of the early retirement from the board of Jobie Hill, Heather Barrett Heather Barrett (Maryland Historical Trust/MD SHPO 2021) was asked and has agreed to extend her term by one year in order to fill out Jobie’s three-year term.

Christine O'Malley, First Vice President, VAF

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