2020 Election – President-Elect and Division Chairs

The candidates for all positions except Band Division Chair are running unopposed and will be accepted by acclamation at the LMEA Board of Directors meeting, May 16, 2020.

Election.  There will be an election for Band Division Chair that will open March 1, 2020 and close March 15, 2020 (midnight). This will be an online election and will require a login to vote. Only active members are eligible to vote and will be sent a link prior to March 1.

BallotYou will need to login to access the
ballot, which will open March 1, 2020 and close March 15, 2020 (midnight).

Update membership.  Your membership must be current for your vote to count. If you need help updating your membership or if your main email has recently changed, contact memberservices@nafme.org. NAfME has recently increased their staffing and hours. All but the most complicated problems can be resolved within 24-48 hours.

Trouble logging in.  If you have trouble logging in, please contact us immediately at lmea@lmeamusic.org for help.

Runoff.  If it is necessary to hold a runoff, it will open March 20, 2020 and close April 1, 2020 (midnight). The same online procedure will be followed.

Term.  All newly-elected board members will begin their two-year term during the May LMEA Board of Directors meeting once the votes are officially accepted (New Business).

These are the candidates who have been nominated for Band Division Chair (bios and pictures are available): 

  • Ronnie Gleason (Band Director at Kaplan High School, District 3)
  • Ty Lege (Band Director at Tioga High School, District 2)
  • Tim McMillen (Band Director at Sulphur High School, District 5)

For a general description of the Band Division Chair’s responsibilities, see page 7 of the “Job Description Manual.”

The following candidates are running unopposed and will be accepted by acclamation at the May LMEA Board of Directors meeting.

President-Elect:  Brett Babineaux (current board member, District 3 Director)Vocal Division Chair:  Greg Oden (current board member, District 1)Orchestra Division Chair:  Katrice LaCour (current Orchestra Chair)Jazz Division Chair:  Lee Hicks (current Jazz Chair)University Division Chair:  Victor Drescher (current University Chair)Elementary Division Chair:  Michele White (current Elementary Chair)Collegiate Division Chair:  Ed McClellan (current Collegiate Chair)Public Relations Chair:  Carolyn Herrington (current Public Relations Chair)