I hope this finds you with full carboys, and brew-days on the near horizon.
This year's AHA Governing Committee election saw a roughly 15% increase in voter turn out, with 1,636 ballots cast, totaling in 8,915 votes - about 5.5 votes cast per voter. With 25 candidates running for 8 open seats, it was one of the most exiting elections to date.
From this, the following candidates we're voted into the 8 open seats on the 15 member GC:
Drew Beechum*| Pasadena, CA
Martin Brungard | Carmel, IN
Jeff Rankert | Milford, MI
Aimee Richard | Philadelphia, PA
Susan Ruud* | Harwood, ND
Tom Schmidlin* | Redmond, WA
Roxanne Westendord* | Cincinnati, OH
Kim Wood | Greenwood, CA*Returning Governing Committee member
I want to personally congratulate Drew, Roxanne, Tom and Susan on being re-elected, and welcome Aimee, Jeff, Martin and Kim to the GC. Congratulations to you all, we have exiting work ahead of us!
To the other 17 candidates, thank you for running - the competition was close, and all candidates garnered healthy amounts of votes. Your engagement, participation and membership is an inspiration to the AHA.
So, raise a glass of homebrew today to your returning and new GC'ers, to all those who ran, and to all who voted.
Governing Committee ChairMore on the results: http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/news/announcing-the-2014-aha-governing-committee/