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In 2022, NASPA planned to hold an election for three members of its Advisory Board (AB).
The composition of the AB over the years under NASPA is available at this website.
There were no contested seats after the nomination process so an election was not needed.
See the NASPA News for full results of the election.
This year’s election will choose members in:
I am committed to earning the renewed trust and support of the Scrabble community. Our community faces new challenges, and I hope to continue being your voice on the advisory board to represent and advocate for our best interests.
I believe it is important to grow our game and make it more accessible to all. The game of Scrabble is popular recreationally, and we need to translate that popularity into our growing membership.
Thank you for your time and support. My guiding principle is "Service Over Ambition."
Unless you’re new to the club and tournament Scrabble scene, you likely know who I am, you likely know what I stand for, and you should know you can count on me to work tirelessly to grow our game and strengthen our community.
I’ve represented players on the Advisory Board and other committees since 2015. During that time, I’ve brought forward and helped resolve concerns on diverse issues and themes…
I’ve broadened our community’s reach through social media and live streaming content…
I’ve built new tournament experiences through unique and exciting offerings and formats…
I’ve created new partnerships and collaborations to achieve better outcomes for the community at large…
And more work is underway to further expand, improve, and innovate the tournament Scrabble experience.
I’m asking you to put your faith in me once again to help lead us to a more robust, inclusive, and rewarding future for Scrabble players like you, at every skill level.
Please vote for me today. Thank you!
Voting will take place from June 1–30 inclusive, Eastern Time. Votes will be accepted by paper or electronically. Any current NASPA member can vote for (at most) one candidate for each of the four contested seats, regardless of the region of residency.
Paper votes may be sent to NASPA by postal mail and must arrive during the voting period to be accepted. Paper votes are not anonymous and must identify the voter and their vote.
Electronic votes should be made through the Member Services link at the NASPA website. Electronic votes will be anonymous, except inasmuch as a skilled person with access to the NASPA server could eventually reconstruct voting information.
The winner of each election will be determined by plurality. If an election ends in a tie, a lottery or coin toss will be used to break the tie.
Winners will be announced at the beginning of July, as soon as the votes are tabulated.
Any disputes about the elections process will be decided by the AB, excluding those members running for reelection.
Electoral candidates must meet all of the following criteria:
They do not need to be a certified director, have a high tournament rating or serve on another committee, but neither do these qualifications exclude them. Incumbent members may stand for reelection.
Nominations will take place from May 1–31 inclusive, Eastern Time.
To nominate yourself, send your name and platform statement to email@example.com.
To nominate someone else, send the candidate's name to firstname.lastname@example.org. Nominated candidates will be contacted and asked if they agree to run. If so, they will be asked to send their platform statements.
A platform statement is a brief statement that describes a candidate's qualifications, background, platform, and any other information that might be of use to voters, for posting to this webpage.
You can view the platform statements of previous candidates here.
For the purposes of this election, a NASPA member is considered to be in good standing if:
The AB acts as a liaison between the membership and the Executive Committee (EC), helps the EC decide matters of policy, and adjudicates appeals on decisions made by other committees.
AB members should possess:
AB members serve a 2-year term. The upcoming term runs from the 2022 Scrabble Players Championship (SPC) to the 2024 SPC.
Most AB business is conducted during monthly conference calls and over email which AB members are expected to participate in. Also, many AB members take on additional projects.