OSBA Nominations

OSBA Nominating Committee

The OSBA Nominating Committee will be sending an e-mail letter to all OSBA Board Member candidates on record as running for a position to be voted on during the OSBA Fall Conference. This letter requested each candidate create a biography using six questions developed by the Nominating Committee. The candidate response will be used to inform the general membership of who the candidates are and how they position themselves as qualified for the positions. The responses the OSBA Nominating Committee has received will be made available on the OSBA website, with the links to each candidate’s response. The candidate’s responses to the six questions/bio are posted in their original format, unedited and uncensored. The positions up for election this year are:

  • Nominations for OSBA President
  • Nominations for OSBA Secretary
  • Nominations for Miami Valley Regional Director
  • Nominations for Buckeye Hills Regional Director

OSBA Officer Nomination

Download the OSBA Nomination Form here.

Please return the completed nomination form to Election Committee Chair Laurie Kehres at

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/Paypal)

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 is asked to write of letter of recommendation about the nominee, a biography, and what award you would recommend.

Please return the completed nomination form(s) to Dale Olson at

The awards currently available are:

Questions that nominees should fulfill:

  1. What activities has this person been involved with that qualifies 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.