OSBA Nominations

OSBA Nominating Committee

The Nominating Committee contacts, via email, candidates running for open positions, asking for biographical information by answering six questions. The committee uses this information to inform the general membership as to who the candidates are and what qualifications they would bring to the position they are running for. The candidates’ responses will be available through a link on the website prior to the elections at the Fall Conference. The candidates’ responses will be posted in their original format, unedited and uncensored.

The positions that were open for elections: Nominee deadline September 30, 2023

OSBA President ~ Open Position
OSBA Secretary ~ Open Position
OSBA Director of Buckeye Hills ~ Open Position
OSBA Director of Crossroads Nominee ~ Kohlton Channell    (completed nomination form)





OSBA Director of Western Reserve Nominee ~ Dale Olson    (completed nomination form)

OSBA Officer Nomination

Download the OSBA Nomination Form

Please return the completed nomination form to Election Committee Chair 

Seeking Board Members

  • Nominee Application
  • Nominee Bio
  • A nominee background check (only required of those nominees with access to the OSBA checking/savings/Certificates of Deposit)

Questions candidates are to answer:

  1. How long has the nominee been involved in Ohio beekeeping?
  2. What beekeeping clubs and organizations is the nominee a member of?
  3. List the beekeeping activities and achievements the nominee has participated in or received?
  4. What qualifications does the nominee bring to the position?
  5. Have you read the constitution and understand the position for which the individual is being nominated?
  6. Please attach a short bio, personal photo, and any additional information that may assist in describing the individual’s skills.

OSBA Award Nomination

The OSBA Conference Committee will be accepting candidate applications by OSBA membership. Members that would like to nominate an individual for an award are asked to write of letter of recommendation about the nominee, a biography, and what award they would recommend.

Please return the completed nomination form(s) 

The awards currently available are:

Questions that nominees should fulfill:

  1. What activities has this person been involved with that qualify him/her for the nomination?
  2. What positive outcomes for the Ohio beekeeping community have resulted from this person’s actions?
  3. How does this person set an example for the beekeeping community?
  4. Please attach at least 3 letters of recommendation.