2019 WAPOR Elections

WAPOR sought to fill three offices in elections this autumn: the Chair of the Liaison Committee, Chair of the Publications Committee, and Secretary/Treasurer. With a 45.75% turnout, Kseniya Kizilova was elected Chair of the Liaison Committee, Jibum Kim was re-elected as the Chair of the Publications Committee, and Henning Silber was re-elected Secretary/Treasurer. Their two-year terms begin on 1 January 2020.

On behalf of the nominations committee (Michael Traugott, Iulia Baskakova, Samir Abu-Rumman, Hernando Rojas, Carlos Muniz, and Johnny Heald), thank you to all the candidates who stood for election. We also thank the 45.75% of the membership that voted. If you wish to become involved with any of WAPOR’s committees or have ideas about the organization, feel free to reach out to WAPOR Council (https://wapor.org/contact-us/). We welcome your feedback and engagement.
Information about the electoral process:

WAPOR’s General Secretary is responsible for the electoral process and the Past president is in charge of setting up an electoral committee. The composition of the committee must reflect, as much as possible, the diversity of WAPOR’s membership. However, the committee cannot know all of the members who might be qualified and interested candidates in all regions of the world, thus we strongly encourage you to suggest names of people whom you think could be good candidates for one of the three offices on the Council.

The committee’s role is to examine all the suggestions that it receives from members and, taking into consideration the essential diversity that we seek on the Council, as well as availability and qualifications, propose two or more candidates for each office. The committee is not limited to the members’ suggestions, it can also seek candidacies. The electoral committee will try to propose slates of candidates that will respect WAPOR goals, and help it grow everywhere and in all the fields in which our organization is or should be active.