The work to develop a slate of officers and board of directors for presentation at the LDA 2019 Assembly of Delegates in Fort Worth is underway. The nominating committee is searching for candidates with leadership and team-building skills as prospective leaders for our organization. A commitment to work for the goals of LDA is a requirement for those who will fill these positions.

Nomination forms were distributed in May and July and are available through state affiliate representatives and/or the national office ( Your assistance is needed to find worthwhile candidates and to submit completed applications to the nominating committee. The deadline for submission of all forms is August 31, 2018.

The Board of Directors is the governing body of LDA that enacts policies, adopts plans, monitors programs and services, and sets priorities of the organization subject to the approval of the Assembly of Delegates. Prospective candidates must be members of LDA in good standing. Board responsibilities include attending board meetings, helping to establish the organization’s policy, serving on and/or chairing committees, supporting financial appeals, and working to further the goals of LDA. Board members may be called on to contact legislators to express LDA’s position or to represent LDA in meetings with other stakeholder organizations.

Nominating Committee Chairman Analisa Smith is asking each state affiliate to search its membership and make recommendations to the nominating committee. By all of us working together, we can present a hardworking and committed slate of officers and board members to the Assembly of Delegates in Forth Worth at the Annual International Learning Disabilities Association Conference in February 2019.

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