NYLA Council Election 2021

Voting is open from June 15 to July 15

To Vote

1. In order to vote click on the "Vote" button below.

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4. Click on "Voting - Polls / Elections" from the top menu.

5. The next screen will display a list of elections/polls that you are currently eligible to participate in.

6. Click on the NYLA 2021 Council Election.

7. Complete the voting process and click "Submit".

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Watch each candidate's Q&A and read their candidate statement by clicking on the link next to their photo!


NYLA President Candidates (2022-23)

Representing a School Library

Arlene Laverde, Townsend Harris High School, New York City Dept. of Education & Queens College
Maureen Squier, Maple Hill Senior High School, Schodack Central School District

The elected candidate for Vice President / President will serve as Vice President in 2021-2022, President in 2022-2023, and Immediate Past Presdient in 2023-2024


NYLA Treasurer-Elect Candidates (2022-25)

Joe Burke, Altamont Free Library
Kelly Harris, Hampton Library

The elected candidate for Treasurer-Elect / Treasurer will serve as Treasurer-Elect in 2021-2023, and Treasurer in 2023-2025


Councilor-at-Large Candidates (2021-24)

Representing a Public Library

Rebecca Budinger-Mulhearn, Avon Free Library
Natalie Hurteau, Upper Hudson Library System
Melissa Tacke, Castleton Public Library

The elected candidate for Councilor-at-Large (Public) will serve 2021-2024


Councilor-at-Large Candidates (2021-24)

Representing an Academic/Special Library

Liz King, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Laura Osterhout, Rochester Regional Library Council

The elected candidate for Councilor-at-Large (Academic/Special) will serve 2021-2024