As the AHA Governing Committee Chairperson I'm happy to announce the results of the AHAGC 2013 elections. There were 2 open spots this year, and 7 candidates running for election. This was a very strong group of AHA members, with qualities ranging from extensive BJCP experience, committee and non-profit experience, club organizing and leadership, and of course a myriad of other traits including the brewing of great beer!
Fred Bonjour - incumbent
Justing Crossley - incumbent
The election process ended on March 30th, with votes being tallied and verfied on April 1st. Only current AHA members were allowed to vote. The election process, and the candidates' respective platforms were disseminated through email to members, on this website, in Zymurgy, through all AHA social media channels and on-air thanks to the Brewing Network which brought each candidate on and gave them a chance to speak to their position, candidacy, and qualities.
Voter "turn out" was the strongest ever at 1423 votes, a 31% increase from last year, setting a new record. However, we would like to see voter participation increase and will make every effort to accomplsh this in 2014, when we will have 8 open seats!
After all votes were tallied, here are the two candidates that will be serving:
I"m looking forward to working with both of these individuals yet again over the next 3 years. They have been valued and integral members of the AHAGC thus far, and I expect them to continue their hard work.
To everyone who ran, who has ever run, or has ever thought about running...please do!
Getting involved is the single best way you can help the AHA deal with the enormous challenges it will face in the coming years.
To see the existing AHAGC, and the respective sub committees please visit this page: http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/pages/membership/aha-governing-committee
More about the results from the AHA:http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/pages/community/news/show?title=2013-governing-committee-election-results
Congrats to Fred and Justin, and thank you to all the candidates and AHA members that voted.
Chairperson - AHA Governing Committee