FLS Election Archives

FLS 2021 Election Results for Members of the FLS Executive Board

FLS 2021 Election Information

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. (coming soon)

These candidates were installed on the FLS Executive Board at the Annual Membership Meeting of the Section held virtually on November 18, 2021.

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2021 Slate for the FLS Executive Board

First Vice President/President Elect (vote for one)
Term Ending:  November 2024
Christina Ryan-Linder 
Mohegan Lake (Westchester Library System)
Read Christina's profile here.

Secretary (vote for one)
Term Ending:  November 2023
Lynne Madden
Forestport (Mid-York Library System)
Read Lynne's profile here.

Member At Large (vote for four)
Term Ending:  November 2023

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

Amy Discenza
Rochester (Monroe County Library System)
Read Amy’s profile here.

Erica Freudenberger
Catskill (Mid-Hudson Library System)
Read Erica’s profile here.

Christopher Lund
Cortland (Finger Lakes Library System)
Read Christopher’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.  (Friend Group Leaders registered with NYLA through a Friends group 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.