The NAGARA Nominations Committee, led by Vice President Jen Haney Conover, successfully completed its task and put forth several excellent candidates to run in this year’s Board of Directors election.
This year's election sought to fill upcoming vacancies for three Board positions: Vice President, Secretary, and Federal Representative. NAGARA received six (6) nominations from well qualified members during the nomination process. The election was held via electronic ballot over the span of two weeks (Monday, March 14 - Friday, March 25, 2022), and this year 319 members voted in the election, representing an election turnout of 23.08% - the highest turnout in a Board election since the Association has been keeping records.
NAGARA thanks all candidates who put forward their name for consideration, and are pleased to announce the election results:
Ms. Holly Dolan, Records Management Officer, Denton County, TX
Dennis derives great satisfaction in giving back to professional organizations. Most of his service has been with SAA, CoSA, and regional organizations.
Over the last 20-plus years, Dennis spent his career at the nexus of government records and archives -- at the local, state, and Federal levels. In his current role, he provides technical assistance and support to NPS parks and regional offices in caring for 85,000 linear feet of archives. He also collaborates with records management staff to ensure parks fulfill their records obligations.
Dennis notes that he is a better professional because of NAGARA and hopes to further NAGARA’s mission of improving government archives and records management, as well as supporting professional development of his peers. He believes a strong organization leads to a stronger profession, which benefits society as a whole. NAGARA is an important vehicle to strengthen the government archives and records sector which is critical not only to government functions but also to the communities we serve. His hope is that his service on the Board would not only support NAGARA's members but also advance the important work we do.