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Board of Directors nominating process 

An integral part of each annual conference is the election of the League’s next board of directors. New board members are voted in by the membership after being recommended for office by the nominating committee.

League President and Goldsboro Mayor Al King appointed the League’s 2014 Nominating Committee, which will recommend a slate of officers and directors for the membership’s consideration at the annual business meeting held at the League's annual conference.

Morehead City Mayor and League Past President, Gerald Jones, will serve as chair of the committee. Committee members are: Wilson Council Member Avant P. Coleman, Morganton Mayor Mel Cohen, Marion Council Member A. Everette Clark, High Point Council Member Rebecca Smothers, Emerald Isle Mayor Eddie Barber, Benson Mayor William Massengill, Wake Forest Mayor Vivian Jones, Marshville Mayor Franklin Deese, Boone Council Member Lynne Mason, Asheville Mayor Esther Manheimer.

Coleman, Cohen, Clark and Smothers are past League presidents.

Directors are elected for two-year terms and eligible to serve two terms. Officers’ terms are one year, and officers move from second vice president to first vice president and then to president, subject to annual election.

In addition to the office of second vice president, the following seats on the board are up for election: Districts 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 & 12. In some districts, the incumbent director is eligible for another term. Visit to see which counties comprise each District.Two at-large seats for elected officials are open, as well as one affiliate seat. Three additional seats are designated to be filled by representatives of affiliate organizations of the League.