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CLA Board Nominations 2020
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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) 
Jene 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 will be placed on the ballot upon petition of 34 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 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

2020 CLA Nominating Committee:

Michelle Perera, Pasadena Public Library, Chair

Robert Karatsu, retired
Paymaneh Maghsoudi, Whittier Public Library
Patricia Rivera, Los Angeles County Library
Alice Kuo, Beverly Hills Public Library
Dana Vinke, Ventura County Library
Kris Amaral, Monterey County Free Libraries