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The CSBA Nominating Committee (“Committee”) invites you to participate in the nominating process for this year’s election of the CSBA Vice President and President-elect. You can help us in two ways: 1) Submit a nomination form for yourself or for another member with their consent and/or 2) Encourage potential candidates to run for office.

A potential candidate must:

  • Serve on a school district or county board that is a member of CSBA.
  • Have completed two years as a member of the Delegate Assembly and four years as a board member on a member board. 
  • Submit a minimum of three (3) Nomination Forms for 2018 CSBA Officers. Nominations may be made by either a school or county board that is a member of CSBA, or by an individual member of a CSBA member board.
This year, the following criteria will be used by the Nominating Committee to evaluate potential candidates for nomination:

  • As the face of CSBA, effectively communicate on behalf of public education and articulately advocate CSBA's role, vision, mission and structure.
  • Have experience, knowledge and conviction to lead CSBA, follow CSBA’s Candidate Code of Ethics, and represent the Association ethically and with integrity.
  • Evidence of proven leadership skills.
  • Ability to articulate and understand the legislature’s impact on public education.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the needs of California’s diverse school districts and student populations.
  • Commit the time and attention necessary to serve as a CSBA officer.

Eligible Candidates

Kathy Spate, Chair of the Nominating Committee and Mike Ambrose, CSBA Staff Attorney have determined (consistent with Article V, Section 2 of the Bylaws) that the Declaration of Candidacy Packets submitted on July 10, 2017, are confirmed completed and the following candidates are eligible for candidacy:

Office of President-elect  Office of Vice President
William H. Farris, Sierra Sands USD
Gregory S. Krikorian, Glendale USD
Emma Turner, La Mesa Spring Valley SD
Micah Ali, Compton USD
Xilonin Cruz-Gonzalez, Azusa USD
Suzanne Kitchens, Pleasant Valley SD