This year, in collaboration with the AFS Executive Board, the Nominating Committee seeks nominations and self-nominations for candidates for Nominating Committee and Executive Board. The Nominating Committee encourages all AFS members to recommend strong candidates for any of these offices by May 26, 2023.
Dr. Maribel Alvarez (University of Arizona and Southwest Folk Alliance) has been elected by the AFS Executive Board to serve as a member of the Board from 2023-2025.
Following the general membership’s approval of a proposal to authorize the Executive Board to elect a new Board member each year, the Board is presently at work discussing current, pressing needs, as well as the process for how to best manage the process of adding Board-elected members going forward.
The five AFS Bylaws amendments proposed by the Executive Board in 2022 have been approved by AFS members, reaching the 66% approval threshold required by the AFS Bylaws. Proposals 1-5 will go into immediate effect.
AFS members were elected to office starting in 2023. View the 2022 AFS election results.
Voting opens today on the proposed bylaws amendments, and continues through January 31. Current members will soon receive an email with a link to the secure election system.
In response to a request for more time for public discussion of the proposed amendments before voting begins, the first ballot members receive is limited to the candidates for office, and voting on the bylaws amendments will take place on a separate ballot. Voting on the bylaws will run from December 15 to January 31.
This year, AFS members will vote for AFS President, three seats on the Executive Board, one seat on the Nominating Committee, and five proposed changes to the AFS Bylaws.
The American Folklore Society proposes five amendments to the AFS Bylaws for your consideration. Together, these proposed amendments aim to make AFS more inclusive, adaptable, agile, and sustainable for the long term.
The American Folklore Society invites you to attend the 2022 Candidates’ Forum, which will take place Friday, November 18, 2022 at 1 pm (EST).