OSBA Nominations

OSBA Online Elections/Absentee Ballot Process

Election Open (Monday, October 9, 8:00 a.m.) The online elections will be run through ElectionRunner.com. Only 2023 paid members and Life Members will receive an email from ElectionRunner.com with a VoterID: (your email address) and Voter Key: (special characters) with an active link that takes you directly to the election ballot.

Those of you using absentee ballots may download the form here ABSENTEE BALLOT They must be postmarked by Monday, October 23rd to be accepted. Please send your ballot to Laurie Kehres, 4662 State Route 181, Crestline, OH 44827

Write-in candidates are permitted under the following guidelines: The name on the write-in ballot section must be spelled correctly using the first and last name. The home address or name of the home club or home city of the write-in candidate must be used to avoid any like-named persons. The candidate must be an OSBA member in good standing.

Voting closes on Saturday, October 28 at 12:00 pm (EST).

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 Nominee ~ Jamie Walters  (completed nomination form)
OSBA Secretary Nominee ~ Kelly Morse  (completed nomination form)
OSBA Director of Buckeye Hills Nominee ~ Patrick McGuigan (completed nomination form)
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.