Report of the 2023 Nominating Committee
As Chair for and on behalf of the 2023 Nominating Committee, Jeanette Jones, Robert Stigile, Julie Cardinas, Brian Buhrow, and Tim Elder, I am pleased
to announce the candidates that we are recommending for the four board positions that are up for reelection this year.
For the position of Board Member 1, currently held by Veronica Martinez (elected 2021), we nominate Jamie Principato Crane, our Silicon Valley San Jose
For the position of Board Member 2, currently held by cheryl Thurston (elected 2021), we nominate cheryl Thurston.
For the position of Board Member 3, currently held by Michael Richardson (elected 2021) we nominate Michael Richardson.
For the position of Board Member 4, currently held by Karen Steele (elected in 2022 to fil a one-year term) we nominate Shelbi Felter, our current California
Association of Blind Students Division President.
While the above choices reflect the considered consensus of the Nominating Committee, other candidates may be nominated from the floor in accordance with
our virtual voting policy.
Ultimately, you the membership will be responsible for selecting your leaders. I look forward to seeing everyone on Saturday, November 4, at 4:00 p.m.
Don’t forget to register so you have access to the Zoom link.
National Federation of the Blind of California
Did you know that blind Californians are holding monthly meetings in your region over Zoom and telephone? Check out our virtual local chapter and division
meetings. All are welcome to attend.