WBA Announces 2020-2021 Election Slate

As required by the Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia By-Laws, the WBA Board of Directors established a Nominations Committee to seek leadership candidates for our annual election. The Committee followed established guidelines for the nomination and election process to continue WBA’s tradition of excellence by ensuring the process is fair, open and known to the membership.

As required by the Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia Bylaws, the WBA Board of Directors established a Nominations Committee to seek leadership candidates for our annual election. The Committee followed established guidelines for the nomination process to continue WBA’s tradition of excellence by ensuring the process is fair, open and known to the membership.

The slate of candidates for the 2020 election is below. A member may nominate an additional candidate for any office or position by submitting to the Nominations Committee, within 10 days from the date the Committee posts its list of nominees (by March 14, 2020), a written petition containing the signatures of 50 or more members. The name of such candidate shall be considered nominated along with the names chosen by the committee.

For further information, or to submit a petition for a candidate, please contact the WBA office at 202-639-8880 or carol@wbadc.org. Members will receive an email notification when election voting is open.

The 2020 Nominations Committee hereby proposes the following slate of candidates, including candidates to fill three Director seats on the Board (for three-year terms) with terms beginning June 1, 2020. In addition, a President-Elect, Treasurer-Elect, and Secretary will be elected. In accordance with the WBA’s Bylaws, Sadina Montani, as 2019-2020 President-Elect, and Lauren Brown, as 2019-2020 Treasurer-Elect, will succeed to the offices of President and Treasurer, respectively, of the WBA on June 1, 2020. Names below are listed in alphabetical order, by last name.

2020-2021 Election Slate

PRESIDENT
Sadina Montani (by succession)
 
PRESIDENT-ELECT
Bridget Bailey Lipscomb

TREASURER
Lauren Brown (by succession)

TREASURER-ELECT
Mary Blatch
Janine Herring

SECRETARY
Jessica Almond
Latosha Ellis

BOARD OF DIRECTORS (3), 3-year term (through 2023)
Gaffar Chowdhury
Ann Marie Duffy
Renee-Lauren Ellis
Sasha Hodge-Wren
Anna Ratner
Stephanie Schlatter

Many thanks to our Nominating Committee for preparing this slate for your consideration.
Yolanda Hawkins-Bautista (chair)
Sadina Montani
Jennifer Duane
Kandis Gibson
Cathy Pagano