Report of the Nominating Committee 2012

Vol. 35 No. 4


Pursuant to Article IV of the Section Bylaws, the Nominating Committee makes the following nominations for each position to be filled by election at the Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois.

Chair— Mary Kay Klimesh, partner in the law firm of Seyfarth Shaw LLP, Chicago, Illinois. Served as Publications Director, Publications Oversight Board Chair, and Communications Director.

Chair-ElectW. Andrew Gowder, Jr., partner in the law firm of Pratt-Thomas Walker, P.A., Charleston, South Carolina. Served as Communications Chair and Editor of State & Local Law News.

Vice-ChairJames C. Hanks, member in the law firm of Ahlers & Cooney, P.C., Des Moines, Iowa. Served as Committee Coordinator, Member of Council, Revenue Enhancement Officer, Public Education Committee Chair, and Co-CLE Director.

SecretaryDonna Y. Frazier, assistant parish attorney, Parish of Caddo, Louisiana. Served as Member of Council, Special Advisor/Committee Coordinator/Revenue Enhancement Officer, Vice-Chair of the Government Operations and Liability Committee, and Co-Chair of the Diversity Committee.

Budget OfficerBill Scheiderich, member of the Law Department of the City of Beaverton, Oregon. Served as Member of Council, Budget Officer, and Assistant Budget Officer.

Immediate Past ChairEdwin P. Voss, Jr., partner in the law firm of Brown & Hofmeister, L.L.P., Richardson, Texas. Served as Committee Coordinator, Member of Council, member of The Urban Lawyer Advisory Board, Communications Director, and member of the Publications Oversight Board.

Delegate to the HouseBenjamin E. Griffith, partner in the law firm of Griffith & Griffith, Cleveland, Mississippi. Served as a member of Council, Past Chair, and on The Urban Lawyer Advisory Board.

Delegate to the HousePatricia E. Salkin, Dean, Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center , Islip, New York. Served as Section Chair, Ethics and Land Use Planning Subcommittee chair, and on The Urban Lawyer Advisory Board.

Content CoordinatorRobert H. Thomas, Partner, Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert in Honolulu and Berkeley. Serves as Council member and Condemnation Committee Chair. Served as CLE Coordinator and as a member of the Publications Oversight Board.

Editor, The Urban Lawyer— Julie M. Cheslik, professor of law, University of Missouri, Kansas City, Missouri. Serves as Editor of The Urban Lawyer.

Editor, State & Local Law News— Molly Stuart, staff attorney, American Planning Association, Washington, D.C., and Editor-in-Chief of Planning & Environmental Law Journal. Serves as Editor of State & Local Law News.

Continuing Legal Education CoordinatorNikelle Meade, partner at Brown McCarroll in Austin, Texas. Served as Vice-Chair Reports, Land Use Planning and Zoning Committee.

Publications DirectorMartha Harrell Chumbler, shareholder in the law firm of Carlton Fields, Tallahassee, Florida. Served as Member of Council, as Ethics Committee Chair, and on the Publications Oversight Board.

Board of Governors LiaisonFred Finch, partner in the law firm of Ballard, Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, Las Vegas, Nevada. Served as Board of Governors Liaison and on the Board of Governors.

Law Student Division Liaison—C arey Hawkins Ash, Law Student, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Ph.D. candidate in Education Policy, Organization, and Leadership.

Young Lawyers Division LiaisonMichael T. Kamprath, attorney, Thresher & Thresher, P.A. , Tampa, Florida.

Members of Council

Term ending 2016:

Nadia Costa, shareholder in the law firm of Miller Starr Regalia. Served as Inclusionary Zoning Subcommittee Co-Chair, Land Use Planning & Zoning Committee Vice Chair—Programs, and Membership Co-Chair.

Edward A. Thomas, attorney at law in the Law Firm of Edward A. Thomas, Esq. LLP. Served as Hazards and Land Use Planning Subcommittee Chair and Emergency Management/Homeland Security Committee Vice-Chair—Programs.

Lai Sun Yee, senior policy advisor, National Training, Education and Exercises at DHS/FEMA. Served as Homeland Security/Emergency Management Committee Vice-Chair and Liaison to the Special Standing Committee on Disasters

To Fill Remainder of Vacated Terms

Term ending 2015:

Michael Donaldson, member in the law firm of Carlton Fields, Government Law and Consulting Practice Group. Served as Ethics Committee Chair.

Term ending 2013:

Scott Steady, shareholder in the law firm of Williams Schifino. Served as Superfund and Hazardous Waste Subcommittee Chair, Environmental Law Committee Vice-Chair and Chair.

Continuing in Their Previously Elected Terms of Office

Term ending 2015:

Steven J. Eagle, professor of law, George Mason University School of Law. Served as chair of the Condemnation Committee, Budget Officer, and as Assistant Budget Officer.

Kenneth W. Bond, partner, Squire Sanders & Dempsey, New York, New York. Serves as Chair of the Public Finance Committee.

Term ending 2014:

H. Lawrence Hoyt, Larry Hoyt Law Office. Serves as Chair of the Diversity Law Committee.

Ellen F. Rosenblum, Judge of the Oregon Court of Appeals (Ret.). Serves as Council member and Membership Committee Co-Chair.

Amy Lavine, Served as Co-Editor of the Section’s Government Law News, Monthly E-News.

Term ending 2013:

Robert B. Foster, Justice, Land Court Department of the Trial Court, Boston, Massachusetts. Served as Land Use, Planning and Zoning Committee Chair, Land Use, Planning and Zoning Committee Co-Chair, and Editor of State & Local Law News.

Jack Minan, professor of law, University of San Diego School of Law. Served on the Publications Oversight Board and as Chair of the Environmental Law Committee.

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