The National Audubon Society's Board of Directors has nine Regional Directors -- members nominated by chapters. Each year, candidates for three of the Regional Directors positions are chosen by the Chapters in their region. The nomination period has now closed for this year’s Regional Director elections. In the Eastern and Southeast Regions respectively, one candidate was nominated by the chapters. Under current election procedures, “If there is only one candidate for the open position, the sole candidate will be nominated directly to the Board of Directors and an election will not take place.” Therefore, Leigh Altadonna of Wyncote Audubon Society (PA) and S. Joyce King of Santa Fe Audubon Society (FL) will be placed on the slate of all Board nominees voted upon at the Annual Meeting of Members, and no election by the chapters will take place in those two regions.
In the Southwest Region, three candidates were nominated to fill the open position and will be presented for a vote of the Chapters in an election. Candidates are Joy Hester of Houston Audubon Society (TX), Karen La France of Sonoran Audubon Society (AZ), and Howard Anthony “Tony” Wood of Bexar Audubon Society (TX). Information about the election process will be sent to all Chapter Presidents or authorized representatives and electronic ballots must be submitted by April 30, 2010. For details about the nomination process generally and specific details on this year’s regional elections, visit here.