2022 ILA Executive Board Candidates

The ILA Nominating Committee has announced the candidates for election in the spring of 2022. Candidates' statements, bios, and photos will be available by mid-March. 

PRESIDENT-ELECT
(three-year term beginning July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2025)

Victoria Blackmer (Robert R. Jones Library District)
Ryan Johnson
 (O'Fallon Public Library)

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 
(three-year term beginning July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2025) 

A candidate from each pairing will be elected in accordance with the ILA bylaws as amended at the 1998 ILA Annual Conference; a total of four directors will be elected to serve three-year terms on the ILA Executive Board.

DIRECTOR AT LARGE:
Jamie Paicely (Chicago Heights Public Library)
Becky Spratford (LaGrange Public Library)

DIRECTOR AT LARGE:
Nikeda Webb (Matteson Area Public Library District)
Sophie Kenney (Glen Ellyn Public Library)

DIRECTOR AT LARGE:
Alex Todd (Prospect Heights Public Library)
Sara Zumwalt (Litchfield Public Library District)

DIRECTOR AT LARGE:
Lisa Butler (Wilmington Public Library District)
Esther Curry (C.E. Brehm Memorial Public Library District)


Any ILA member wishing to be added to the ballot by petition shall be added to the slate and placed in the paired candidate group that most clearly matches the affiliations of the petitioner as determined by the Nominating Committee. Petition candidates for vice president/president-elect will be added to the presidential slate as requested.

Nominations by petition for an elective office shall be proposed in writing by at least one hundred (100) personal members of the association and delivered to the Executive Office by March 1. Candidates nominated by petition shall be added to the slate and placed in the candidate group that most clearly matches the affiliation of the petitioner. The determination of placement on the slate is the responsibility of the Nominating Committee.

The polls will open electronically on April 1, 2022, and will close on April 30.


Serving on the Nominating Committee are Veronica De Fazio (chair), Trixie Dantis, Roberta Richter, Diana Brawley Sussman, Colleen Waltman, and Lisa Williams. 

Candidates' statements, bios and photos will be available on the ILA website in March. Please email the ILA office at ila@ila.org with any questions.

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