Voting for the ALDHA Board of Directors  is open to members in good standing only.

Vote today!

Available Positions: 

Six positions (total) are up for reelection this fall.  All incumbents have expressed an interest in remaining on the board, and one new at-large member will be added. 

Members At-Large ( four spots available. click for bio. asterisk donates incumbent) 

Robert Christianson

Shalin Desai

Jon Goff

JR Harris

Vera Hurst *

Dennis Newton *

Jim Niedbalski *

Treasurer- Jill Byrd *

Membership Secretary- Robert “Sly” Sylvester *

ALDHA Election Process:
Our bylaws require us to adhere to certain stipulations assuring an orderly and transparent election process.  Thus we are announcing these procedures in compliance with said bylaws.


  • Ballots will be formatted by the Election Coordinator and posted on the website. 
  • Snail mail ballots and nominee bios will be sent to non e-mail members no later than 1 October 2020.
  • One ballot will be sent per membership.  If there is more than one active member per membership please contact the Election Coordinator.
  • Electronic voting will be via the website.
  • Elections close October 31th.  Ballots received after this date will not be counted.

 Posting of Results:

  • Results will be posted during the first week of November.  
  • The website will tally electronic ballots and paper ballots will be tallied and verified by the Election Coordinator and/or the Recording Secretary.  
  • Results will be posted on the website, in the Blaze and the Winter Newsletter.

Calendar Overview:
August 20th - publish and snail mail the process to members.
September 15th - nominations close.
October 1st - both electronic and snail mail ballots are sent/available.
October 31th - elections close.
November 7th - election results announced.

Duties and Responsibilities for All Board Members: 
1.  All board members must agree to and sign a conflict of interest statement.
2.  Board members are expected to help carry the load of managing the day-to-day business of ALDHA.  We are a working board and it is not uncommon for board members to wear multiple “hats.”
3.  Board members are expected to attend the Gathering, in-person board meetings, and monthly electronic meetings.  It is also strongly recommended that members attend trail functions when possible.
4.  Board members are expected to conduct themselves in accordance with the ALDHA bylaws and motions passed by the both past and present boards. 

5.  Board members are required to adhere to the ALDHA Communications Policy.

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