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Friday, March 24, 2023 12:00 AM

Note from MLA Nominating and Leadership Development Committee Chair Cathy Russ

Cathleen RussCathy Russ
Chair, MLA Nominating and Leadership Development Committee

The MLA Nominating and Leadership Development Committee is the group that works together to identify and recruit excellent candidates to run for the MLA Board and determines the final slate of candidates to present to the membership for election.

I had the pleasure of chairing the Nominating and Leadership Development Committee this year. This was my first year as chair and my first year on the committee so I was slightly daunted at first because I was such a newbie. I had nothing to worry about. Debbie Mikula and the MLA staff helped me understand the committee's charge and timeline; and the members of the committee -- Jennifer Dean, Val Meyerson, Kristin Shelley, Eric Stanton, Kate Van Auken, and Andrea Vernola -- were an absolute joy to work with! Thank you all for shepherding me through the entire process, and for all of your efforts to bring such a tremendous slate of candidates to the membership.

Most of all, THANK YOU to everyone running for a seat on the MLA Board. I appreciate your dedication and commitment to the profession, and your willingness to take on a leadership role in MLA.

I encourage every MLA member to make your voice heard and VOTE in the upcoming election. Your vote matters and helps determine the future of your Michigan Library Association.


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