[NFBMO] Kansas City Chapter Elects 2019 Board of Directors
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Sun Nov 18 00:25:25 UTC 2018
For Immediate Release
Kansas City Chapter Elects 2019 Board of Directors
Chapter re-elects president, elects new vice presidents and treasurer
Kansas City, Missouri (November 17, 2018): The Kansas City Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind of Missouri held its annual elections today. Effective January 1, 2019 the following individuals will serve on the chapter's board of directors: Daniel Garcia, President; Vivian Bliss, First Vice President; John Murray, Second Vice President; Ben Blagg, Secretary; Jeff Giffen, Treasurer; Sarita Cann, Board Member; and Beverly Fulton, Board Member. Ruby Polk will continue to serve on the chapter's board of directors as Immediate Past President.
Daniel Garcia was re-elected to a second term as chapter President. Jeff Wright, who has served as chapter Treasurer since 2011, is retiring from that position on December 31. He will be replaced by Jeff Giffen, who is serving as the First Vice President in 2018. Vivian Bliss is moving up from Second Vice President to First Vice President and the new Second Vice President will be John Murray. Secretary Ben Blagg, and Board Members SaritaCann and Beverly Fulton have served the chapter in an exemplary manner and were rewarded by the membership by being re-elected to another term. All individuals running for a board position were nominated by the chapter's Nominating Committee, Chaired by Ruby Polk, at the chapter's October 20 meeting. The fact that they were all elected demonstrates the Nominating Committee's valuable role in presenting the chapter with a strong slate of candidates.
After he was re-elected, President Garcia said, "Being elected last year was exciting, but being re-elected this year is even more thrilling. It means that I have done a good enough job in 2018 that you have decided to give me another opportunity to serve as your president for one more year. I don't take your vote for granted and I will continue to work hard to make this chapter even better than it is." After the elections were concluded, President Garcia thanked everyone for actively participating in the NFB and thanked Jeff Wright for his 8 years of service as Treasurer.
About the National Federation of the Blind
The National Federation of the Blind seeks to achieve the complete integration of the blind into society on a basis of equality. To accomplish this objective, our programs aim to remove legal, economic, and social barriers and to educate the public to new concepts concerning blindness. Every day we raise the expectations of blind people, because low expectations create obstacles between blind people and our dreams. We can live the lives we want; blindness is not what holds us back.
Daniel Garcia, Public Relations Chair
National Federation of the Blind of Missouri
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