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Sheila B Robinson on Rockin’ the AEA vote!

Hello AEA members! Sheila B. Robinson, aea365’s Lead Curator and sometimes Saturday contributor with an important message about the AEA elections. The 2016 ballot is now open for our 2016 President-elect and Board Members-at-Large.

AEA member voting has been historically low. Let’s change that this year!

Hot Tip: Get to know your candidates and cast your vote! These candidates are accomplished leaders not only in AEA but in their own fields as well. Do your due diligence and give them each a few minutes of your time to learn about what they have to offer our organization. They’ve worked  hard to get themselves on the ballot through a rigorous nomination process that involved a great deal of time and effort. Once you click your personalized link in the email (all ballots are absolutely anonymous) you’ll find that the ballot includes extensive personal statements thoughtfully developed by each nominee to help you make informed selections.

Many of us consider AEA to be our professional home and leadership is important to who we are as an association and what we have the potential to become.

Rad Resources: Our 2016 nominees (in alphabetical order in each category):

Image credit: tzu kwan valino via Flickr

Image credit: tzu kwan valino via Flickr

Candidates for President (Select 1):

· Rakesh Mohan
· Kathryn Newcomer

Candidates for Member-at-Large (Select up to 3):

· Thomas Chapel
· Cindy Crusto
· Huilan Krenn
· Stephen Maack
· Dominica McBride
· Rebecca Woodland

Please check your email from July 8 with information on the election and a link to your ballot. You may vote at any time between now and 11:59 PM Eastern Time on Friday, August 7. Reminder notices will be sent to those who have not cast their ballot by July 22. (Vote early to avoid the extra email!).

Email info@eval.org or call the AEA office at any time with questions or concerns related to the ballot or any of your member benefits.

Hot Tip: Play a role in this year’s election and make your voice heard. Let’s rock this vote!

Do you have questions, concerns, kudos, or content to extend this aea365 contribution? Please add them in the comments section for this post on the aea365 webpage so that we may enrich our community of practice. Would you like to submit an aea365 Tip? Please send a note of interest to aea365@eval.org . aea365 is sponsored by the American Evaluation Association and provides a Tip-a-Day by and for evaluators.

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  • Rakesh Mohan · July 13, 2015 at 3:46 pm

    Sheila, thank you so much for writing this post. Since I served on the AEA board (2008-10), I have been concerned about the low voter turnout in AEA elections — low like less than 20%.

    Here are two reasons why a high voter turnout is important:

    1. AEA is the largest evaluation association and it plays a significant role in shaping our profession, the field of evaluation.

    2. AEA is a member driven association, which means that members get to play an active role in shaping the future directions of the association.

    I know most if not all AEA members are passionate about making a difference in our communities through evaluation. So let’s start first with our own association.

    It is our association and we belong to it because we want to and we care about it. So I urge all AEA members to take a few minutes out of our busy schedules and vote for our favorite candidates today!

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