With two additional names submitted this week, CUNA has received four nominations for its 2017 board elections.
New nominations include Maria A. LaVelle, CEO of Westmoreland Community FCU, Greensburg, Pa. for District 1, Class A (credit unions that have less than 30,000 natural person members); and Scott Earl, president/CEO of the Mountain West Credit Union Association, Denver, Class D (leagues).
Previous nominations include Dallas Bergl, president, INOVA FCU, Elkhart, Ind., for District 2, Class B; and Charles Elliott, president/CEO of the Mississippi Credit Union Association, Jackson, Miss., for a Class D seat.
The deadline for nominations and seconds is Dec. 9. In contested elections, voting will begin Dec. 14 and close Jan. 20. Nomination information can be found on the CUNA website.
Two Class D positions are up for election. Effective in 2017, Class D (Leagues) elections will be conducted at-large nationwide, rather than by district. Nominees to be elected by leagues must be a league chief executive officer and be nominated in writing by that league, with the nomination seconded in writing by at least one other league.
Two Class C positions are also up for election in 2017 and, similar to the League seats, Class C credit unions (credit unions having more than 106,000 natural-person members) will also be conducted at-large nationwide, rather than by district.
Four Class A and B positions are up for election as follows:
District 1--Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands:
District 2--Delaware, District of Columbia, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Ohio, Virginia and West Virginia:
District 4--Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri and Wisconsin:
District 6--Alaska, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, American Samoa, Guam, Johnston Atoll, Midway Atoll, Northern Mariana Islands, Palmyra Atoll and Wake Atoll:
Each credit union nominee must be an employee or a voting board member of the nominating credit union, with the nomination seconded in writing by at least two other credit unions from the same class and, for Class A and B, district.
No more than two of the voting CUNA directors shall be from members located in any one state and no more than one voting CUNA Director shall be from any single credit union.
Directors elected will take office upon the adjournment of CUNA's Annual General Meeting in Washington, D.C., Feb. 27, during the CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference.