Objective: Create a board that is effective, elective & inclusive.
Effective: While we don’t want to see “grandstanders” or “self-promoters”, we do need a plurality of skill sets, connections & experience in order to realize the NYSBA’s mission.
Elective: The board composition should be member-driven; process should be largely bottom-up & transparent.
Inclusive: Seek to have a board that’s representative (factors: size, location, packaging/pub) and includes a committee structure that can include general membership in order to build a two-way culture between the board and the membership at large.
Regions shaded in green are up for board seats in the November 2017 elections.
NYSBA Board Seats
= seats up for election end of 2017
Central – David Katleski, 1st Past President
Jefferson, Oswego, Seneca, Onondaga, Cayuga, Cortland, Schuyler, Tioga, Thompkins
Northeast – Chris Ericson, VP/Treasurer
St. Lawrence, Franklin, Clinton, Lewis, Herkimer, Hamilton, Essex, Warren
Long Island – Rich Vandenburgh, Secretary
Western – Ethan Cox
Erie, Niagara, Orleans, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Genesee, Wyoming
W-Central – Chris Spinelli
Monroe, Livingston, Allegany, Wayne, Ontario, Yates, Steuben, Chemung
Capitol Region – Kevin Mullen
Washington, Fulton, Saratoga, Montgomery, Schenectady, Albany, Rensselaer
E- Central – Fred Matt, President
Oneida, Madison, Chenango, Broome, Otsego, Schoharie, Delaware
Hudson Valley – Nikki Cavanaugh
Greene, Columbia, Sullivan, Ulster, Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland
NYC – Robin Ottaway
Brooklyn (Kings), NYC (Manhattan), Queens, Richmond (SI), Bronx