Florida Library Association 2024 Election Nominees and Call for Self-Nominations

The FLA Nominating Committee is pleased to present the 2024 Board of Director Nominees.

Vice President/President- Elect (Public Library candidates only), 2024-2027.
Candidates will serve a three-year term as Vice President/President-Elect (first year), President (second year), and Immediate Past President (third year).

  • Allison Grubbs, Director, Broward County Library
  • Michael Sullivan, Process Improvement Manager, Jacksonville Public Library 

Treasurer, 2024-2026

  • Nancy Fredericks, Libraries, Administrator, Pasco County Library
  • Candice Shields, Zone Manager, Osceola Library System

Region 2 Director, 2024-2026

  • Sonya Chapa, Assistant Coordinator, Heartland Library Cooperative; Librarian, Okeechobee County Public Library

Region 5 Director, 2024-2026

  • Holly Albanese, Chief of Special Projects/Library Director, Flagler County Public Library

Region 6 Director, 2024-2026

  • Caitie Cerise, Library Director, Walton County Public Library System

Call for Self-Nominations

Self-nominations are now open for 2024! The Nominating Committee is seeking additional candidates for Regions 2, 5, and 6. Interested members can also self-nominate for Vice-President or Treasurer. The new term begins at the end of FLA's annual conference this May. 

Why should you serve? Members of the Board provide leadership, a shared vision and sense of mission and are responsible for the fiscal health of our organization. We are looking for leaders with:

  • Proven performance and a commitment to the organization
  • Time and ability to serve
  • Understanding of team work; communication and mentoring skills
  • Sound judgment and integrity
  • Enthusiasm and the ability to be a strategic, visionary thinker

This is a fantastic opportunity to serve our profession, network, and develop your skills. Please consider submitting a self-nomination.

Please see the position descriptions here. Additional duties for board members are listed in the FLA manual and bylaws.

Per FLA's Bylaws, "additional candidates for each office may be nominated upon petition of at least three (3) members of the Association using standard form developed for that purpose, providing the petitioners have secured the consent of each nominee in advance.  Any such petitions must be provided to the Chair of the Nominating Committee within thirty (30) days after the official announcement of the Nominating Committee’s slate." Those self-nominating must have an active FLA membership.

Those interested should complete the self-nomination form and forward to [email protected]. Please list individual contact email addresses for the FLA members supporting your nomination. All those supporting the petition must have an active FLA membership. If you have any questions, please contact Jenny Abdelnour, FLA Executive Director ([email protected]).

Self-Nominations are due by WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2024