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AlpacaGram 10.17April 19, 2023

2023 AOA Election Announcement

First off, please help us thank the members of the 2023 Election Committee: Barbara M Sodums (Shepherd's Creek Alpacas, LLC), Chair; Jason Brehm (Rogue Suri Alpacas); Julie Butler (Morning Beckons Farm LLC); Barbara Coleman (Wings and A Prayer Alpacas); Hillary Devin (Shambalah Alpaca Ranch); Jason Gill (Cotton Creek Farms); Steve Johnson (Paca Paradise Ranch), and Ray McMahan (Raynay Alpaca Farm, LLC). Their work and commitment to AOA are greatly appreciated by the Board of Directors, staff, and membership.

The terms expiring this year are Jennifer Hack, Wini Labrecque, and Sharon Milligan.

The following candidates will be on the ballot for the 2023 Board of Directors:

  • Stacie Chavez — Sky Ridge Alpacas & Sheep (Oregon)
  • Susan E. Cosner — Rensoc Farm (Minnesota)
  • Jennifer Hack — Triple H Ranch (Colorado)
  • Sharon Milligan — Red Granite Ranch (Colorado)
  • Mike Walsh — Good Karma Ranch, LLC (North Carolina)
  • Scott Westberg — Pure Passions Farm (Ohio)

To meet your candidates visit the election page to read through their candidate disclosures and statements.

Election Schedule

  • May 8: Last day to become a paid member to vote in the upcoming election
  • May 11: Online voting opens
  • June 1: Online voting closes
  • July 15: 2023–24 Board of Directors and new officers introduced at the AOA Annual Meeting during the AOA National Education and Fiber Conference in Burlington, Kentucky.

Voting in the Election

To vote in the upcoming election: you must be a paid member (Primary, Business, Corporate), at least 18 years old, and own at least 25% of a live AOA-registered alpaca. If you haven't renewed your membership yet, log in and renew from your member dashboard. As a reminder, individuals, not farms, are AOA members. Spouses or partners must have their own memberships to be eligible to vote in the election.

We encourage everyone to take part in the election process!

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