Ballots are due by 5:00 PM Monday, October 28th, 2013
2013-14 Slate of Candidates
President- John Green
Vice-President – Bob Boggio
Secretary – No Candidate
Treasurer – Lucy Thies
Advisors – Annie Epperson, Mark Coleman (vote for two)
Current Officers becoming Advisors – Barbara Byrd, Ronda Koski
Email ballots are being sent to all current members where we have an email address of record, except perhaps those members who have unsubscribed from our MailChimp email distribution list. Members who don’t receive an email ballot (mostly Additional Household Members who we don’t have an email address for) can print the paper ballot linked here and mail it as indicated on the ballot.
By way of introduction:
John Green – I have served as NCBA Treasurer, Secretary most recently President. I am a retired computer technical person. As an officer on the Executive Committee since the fall of 2011 I have spoken for a more business-like approach to Association activities, and I am speaking for a Leadership Team structure that I believe will result in a more effective, sustainable organization. Under my leadership we have purchased liability insurance to protect the personal assets of our leadership team and volunteers, filed for NCBA’s independent non-profit (501c3) status (still in process) and worked with our Treasurer for the filing of our first IRS tax return. I am in favor of a strong Executive Committee form of governance for the NCBA, and authored many of the Constitution and Bylaw updates recently approved. As Treasurer, I implemented the use of Quicken for bank account management and reporting, and enhanced our use of Excel for more detailed records of deposits. (This past year our Treasurer Barbara Byrd improved our record keeping further by converting our records to Quickbooks.)
Bob Boggio – Bob Boggio has been a resident of Larimer County for 35 years. He has 13 years of beekeeping experience, the first 10 from 1979 – 1988, and then started beekeeping again 3 seasons ago with two hives and space for three more. He has 15 years experience as a director for multiple for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. The two largest organizations were the Little Thompson Water District [as the board president and a director] and the Colorado Association for Recycling [as a director].
He is concerned about the long term sustainability of the NCBA and may be able to make a difference by being more active as part of the executive committee. Trained as an engineer he has 35 years experience in manufacturing, management, process control and quality systems.
Lucy Thies – My name is Lucy Thies. I have lived in Longmont, CO for 33 years. I am married and have three grown children. I have been self employed for 25 years running Longmont Digital Printing with my husband. I became a hobbyist beekeeper three years ago when I was made aware of how critical our bee population is depleting and how we really need more people involved in beekeeping. I am now hooked and I love it and I love the honey it provides my family and friends.
Annie Epperson – Annie is a new-bee, acquiring her first colony in May 2013. As a reference librarian for the University of Northern Colorado she works with students and faculty on research projects, and tackled her new hobby in much the same way, researching the art and science of beekeeping for years before taking the plunge with her husband, Jerry Hudson. She will bring that ability to explore, analyze, organize, and summarize, to her role as Advisor to the Board of NCBA.
Mark Coleman – Mark works for Hewlett Packard, and is managing the online extractor reservation calendar.