It’s the time of year when KPA begins preparing for the following year and one of those duties is electing the next KPA Vice President.
We’re still in a fairly new process, adopted in January 2018 by the KPA Board of Directors, and we are using On Second Thought to notify members of the process and to open nominations for the 2020 KPA Vice President.
The eligibility requirements remain unchanged from the past. To be eligible, an individual must have served or be serving as an elected member of the KPA Board of Directors or must have served three consecutive years as a State At-Large Board member. The individual must be currently employed as a full-time staff member of a KPA member newspaper.
Deadline for nominations is today (Friday, October 18, 2019).
The person elected by the membership to serve as 2020 KPA Vice President will then begin an ascension to President. The person will serve 2020 as Vice President, 2021 as President-Elect, 2022 as President and then 2023 as Past President.
Based on the criteria and the new process, you may nominate one individual from the list below by emailing the Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org. These are the individuals we have determined to be qualified under the Bylaws requirements.
Please put in the SUBJECT line — KPA VP Nomination. All nominations will be given to the Nominating Committee prior to the October Fall Board Retreat, October 24-25. The committee will then present the names of at least two of those persons but no more than three names, to the full Board. The Board may then add one more name to the list of nominees.
Once the Board approves the list of nominees, the names of those nominated by the Board will be submitted to all KPA member newspapers and invited to vote for Vice President. One vote per newspaper is allowed. The nominee names with a ballot will be emailed to all publishers after Friday, October 25.
We believe the list below to be accurate and represents all individuals who meet the qualifications to be a KPA Vice President. The individuals listed are or have either been an elected member of the KPA Board of Directors or have served three consecutive years as a State At-Large Board member. Names are in alphabetical order by the first name. You may nominate ONE individual below. To make the nomination, email email@example.com, in the SUBJECT line put KPA VP Nomination and put the name of the individual in the text of the email.
The new policy also states that any person who has served as KPA President is not eligible to serve again even if technically eligible to be nominated.
|Allison Shepherd||LaRue County Herald News|
|Barbara Atwill||The Current|
|Cathie Shaffer||Greenup County News-Times|
|Charlie VanLeuven||Casey County News|
|Chris Ordway||Elizabethtown News Enterprise|
|Dennis Brown||Lewis County Herald|
|Donn Wimmer||Hancock Clarion|
|Glenn Gray||Manchester Enterprise|
|James Scogin||Georgetown News-Graphic|
|Jane Ashley Pace||Oldham Era/Henry County Local|
|Jeff Moore||Carrollton News-Democrat|
|Jessica Butler||Beattyville Enterprise|
|Josh Givens||Central City Leader News|
|Josh Smith||Three Forks Tradition|
|Keith Taylor||Berea Citizen|
|Kelley Warnick||Gallatin County News|
|Mark Hoskins||Manchester Enterprise|
|Regina Catlett||Sebree Banner/Sturgis News|
|Steve Gaines||Bowling Green Daily News|
|Stevie Lowery||Lebanon Enterprise|
|Teresa Scenters||Berea Citizen|