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Friday May 15, 2020

WGAE Election Call For Nominations

The Annual Meeting and Council Election will be held at 5:00 PM ET on Thursday, September 17, 2020. Voting online and by mail will begin at 8:00 AM ET on Thursday, August 27, 2020. Ten council seats will expire this year: 7 Freelance and 3 Staff.

You will find the nomination form and directions for the election procedure here. Any current member in good standing may nominate candidates for the Council.

The terms for newly elected Council members will run for two years beginning September 18, 2020.  Any current member in good standing for one year preceding the election is qualified to run.

The following current Council members’ terms do NOT expire this year, so they should not be nominated for Council seats:

  • Freelance: Bonnie Datt, Josh Gondelman, Dru Johnston, Courtney Simon, David Simon, Amy Sohn
  • Staff: Kim Kelly, Hamilton Nolan, Phil Pilato

There is no Officer election in 2020.

You can find detailed instructions for the 2020 nomination process and download the nomination form using the link above.

Nominations must be received by 11:59pm ET on May 31, 2020.

Please find a list of Frequently Asked Questions at If you have questions about any election procedures, please call Dana Weissman at 212.767.7835 and leave a message so Dana can return your call.


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