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Call for Nominations: MLA Board Members-at-Large and MLA Citation

The 2020 MLA Nominating Committee welcomes nominations for the following:

Three Members-at-Large to serve on the Board of Directors for a two-year term, 2021-2023

Board members represent the membership as they carry out the Association’s work. The three incoming Board members will be selected by the President to serve as Assistant Parliamentarian, Assistant Planning and Reports Officer, or Assistant Fiscal Officer. Nominations should reflect the entire range and nature of the work of the Association’s members. Incumbents may not succeed themselves. Candidates for office must be personal members of the Association.

The MLA Citation

The MLA Citation, the Association’s tribute for lifetime achievement, is awarded in recognition of contributions to the profession over a career. MLA membership need not be a prerequisite to the receiving of a citation, but the recipient should have contributed to the national affairs of the Association and to the furthering of the Association’s aims, even if not via MLA directly.

We are especially eager to create a slate of Member-at-Large candidates that represents the diverse personal and professional aspects of our membership, and ask that you consider this when proposing nominations. Self-nominations are also welcome. The Nominating Committee will consider all nominations received and narrow to a final slate, which will then be sent to the Board for approval.

Please send your recommendations by Monday, June 1, 2020 to one of the Nominating Committee members listed below. Please include:

  • the institutional affiliation for each proposed candidate
  • a very brief justification for your recommendation
  • whether you have discussed your nomination with the individual and obtained their approval in advance

Resources for more detailed information:

Please send your nominations by the end of the day, Monday, June 1, 2020 to one of the following Nominating Committee members:

  • Joe Clark (jclark88 at
  • April James (aprilja at
  • Melissa Moll (melissa-moll at
  • Kristie Nelson (kristine.nelsen at
  • Marlene Wong (mmwong at