2017 NYSBA Elections

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

9 Regions

= 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 

Suffolk, Nassau

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