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2020 Candidate Slate - Board of Directors

Thursday, September 10, 2020  
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September 10, 2020




The CLA Nominating Committee is proud to announce the slate of candidates for Board of Directors with terms beginning November 2020. The committee has invested time and effort to make sure CLA has the leadership needed to support our membership and organization. CLA members will have the opportunity to shape CLA leadership in the upcoming CLA election process. Voting will take place online mid-October 2020.

President Elect (1 position open)

Jené Brown – Los Angeles Public Library                                                     
Vikki Cervantes – Porterville Public Library
Genesis Hansen – Mission Viejo Library

Treasurer (1 position open)

Mark Fink – Yolo County Library
Gary Shaffer – Glendale Library Arts & Culture

At-large (2 positions open)

Erik Berman – Alameda County Library
Dolly Goyal – San Mateo County Libraries

Amy Little – Sacramento Public Library
Bill Sannwald – City of San Diego – Public Utilities

Yolande Wilburn – Torrance Public Library


ALA Chapter Councilor Candidates (1 position open)

Beatriz Preciado – Orange County Public Libraries
Nikki Winslow – Altadena Library District



The opportunity to petition to be placed on the slate opens today, September 10th, and closes Monday, October 5th/5pm pacific 

Nomination by petition - petitions should be presented to Beth Wrenn Estes ( by 5pm pacific on Monday, October 5th. Petitions for Vice President/President-Elect and Treasurer will be placed on the ballot upon petition of 22 voting members of the Association and nominations for other Board Members may be placed upon the ballot upon petition of 25 voting members of the Association. Petitions shall be accompanied by the written consent of the nominee(s). See bylaws article XII section 3 for more information. 

Candidate Statements & Biographies will be up on the CLA website in approximately four weeks. Petition candidates will be added as appropriate after the petition deadline closes.

Elections will go live in mid-October, date to be determined based on whether petitions are received.


Thank you – CLA Nominating Committee