FLS Elections

FLS 2020 Executive Board Elections 

FLS 2020 Election Information

The FLS Board congratulates those elected and thanks them for their willingness to volunteer their time and talent to the Section. The election results were certified by the FLS Executive Board at their meeting on September 21.

The library system listed with each candidate’s hometown indicates the person’s residency.

Please click on the Profile link for additional information on each person, or click here for all of the profiles. 

These candidates will be installed on the FLS Executive Board at the Annual Membership Meeting of the Section to be held virtually on Tuesday, November 17 at 2:00 p.m.

(Back to FLS Home page)

2020 Slate for the FLS Executive Board

First Vice President/President Elect (vote for one)
Term Ending:  November 2023
Kerstin Cruger
Poughkeepsie (Mid-Hudson Library System)
Read Kerstin's profile here.

Second Vice President (vote for one)
Term Ending:  November 2022
Terry Mulee
Rochester (Monroe County Library System)
Read Terry's profile here.

Treasurer (vote for one)
Term Ending:  November 2022
Stephen Hoefer
Sloatsburg (Ramapo Catskill Library System)
Read Stephen's profile here.

Member At Large (vote for three)
Term Ending:  November 2022
Anne Andrianos 
Syracuse (Onondaga County Public Library)
Read Anne's profile here.

Leslie Riley
Cornwall-on-Hudson (Ramapo Catskill Library System)
Read Leslie's profile here.

Ristiina Wigg 
Corning (Southern Tier Library System)
Read Rusty's profile here.

Members At Large, filling unexpired terms due to vacancies (vote for two)
Term Ending:  November 2021 
Erica Freudenberger, Incumbent
Catskill (Mid-Hudson Library System)
Read Erica's profile here.

Marie Bindeman
Lockport (Nioga Library System)
Read Marie's profile here.

Elections Information

The FLS Nominating Committee nominates candidates from among FLS members for the position of president-elect (annually), for the position of 2nd vice president, secretary or treasurer (every two years), and for Members At Large of the Executive Board (annually).  The office of President is a three-year term, first serving as First Vice President/President-Elect, then Section President, and then Immediate Past President.  Individuals who are not selected by the Nominating Committee may run for office by petition.

Petition Candidates

Article VII, Nominations and Elections, Section B. of the FLS By-Laws states that additional nominations of Section members may be added to the slate of candidates by petition signed by ten members.  The petition must be submitted by May 31, prior to the scheduled issuing of the ballot by NYLA on June 15.

Individuals wishing to appear on the 2021 ballot as a petition candidate for the office of FLS President-Elect, Secretary, or Member At Large must complete a petition along with a candidate profile sheet and submit both to Lisa C. Wemett, Chair, FLS Nominating Committee, by email at Lisawemett@frontiernet.net no later than Monday, May 31, 2021.  Job descriptions for these elected positions and a candidate profile sheet can be found below.

Election Schedule

In 2015, FLS began holding its election for the Executive Board exclusively online.  Those members without Internet access at home or at work can access NYLA’s election process by visiting their local public library.

In mid-June, notification of the election is sent to all NYLA members eligible to vote via an e-mail blast, detailing the log in process for casting ballots through the NYLA Online Membership Center.  To be eligible to vote, individuals must be members in good standing as of June 14.

Only the primary contact person of a Friends Group that is an organizational member of NYLA / FLS is eligible to vote on behalf of the group.  (Elected officers registered with NYLA through a Friends group’s organizational membership are not eligible to take part in the election.)

The elections open on June 15 and close on July 15.  Results are announced in late July via the FLS listserv and published in the fall issue of the FLS newsletter.  

Job Descriptions for Elected Officers of the FLS Executive Board:

Vice President/President Elect
Immediate Past President
Second Vice President
Member At Large

2021 FLS Candidate Profile Sheet PDF or Word 


FLS Elections Archives

2020 FLS Election Archive

2019 FLS Election Archive

2018 FLS Election Archive

2017 FLS Election Archive

2016 FLS Election Archive

2015 FLS Election Archive