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The term of IAFA President Dale Knickerbocker comes to an end after the March 2022 conference. The Board would like to thank Dale for his extraordinary service under difficult circumstances and for his vision and leadership in guiding IAFA through the challenges of the pandemic, and for contributing to the work of ensuring that the IAFA is an inclusive and welcoming organization.

We also call for nominations for the next IAFA President. According to the Bylaws Section VII.ii ( nominations for elections open on September 30 of the relevant year and close on October 30.

Additionally, to serve as president, “To be eligible for the office of President, a member must have served either as a Division Head or as a member of the Executive Board.” (see Bylaws Section IV)

Please send any nominations, including self-nominations, to IAFA Immediate Past President Sherryl Vint (

Once the nomination period closes, Sherryl will contact all nominees to confirm their willingness to serve and will request position statements from the candidates to be circulated to the membership. Statements will be circulated by November 20, 2021 and the election will take place by election means between December 10, 2021 and January 20, 2022. You must be a current member of IAFA to vote in this election.