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Federation bylaws

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[Approved by the membership at the 2020 Annual Meeting of Members] 


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Board nomination process

In preparation for the annual Board elections, the Governance and Nominating Committee meets following the close of nominations to review the list of candidates for all vacant Board positions submitted by the members and the Board, and put forward a slate of recommended candidates for election at the Annual Meeting.

The members of the 2023-24 Governance & Nominating Committee are: 

  • Annie Pilote, Committee Chair
  • Barrington Walker
  • Temitope Oriola
  • David Malloy

2024 Call for Nominations

The Federation launched an open call for nominations for two (2) positions on the Board of Directors. Members were invited to nominate qualified candidates for these open positions from January 25 to February 12, 2024.

Two new Board members were elected during the 2024 Annual Meeting. Please visit the Leadership page for more information about the newly-elected directors. 

Any questions about the Board nominations, please contact Lamis El-Zein at

Annual Meeting

Visit the Annual Meeting page

Read the Election rules and procedures