2020 Safer Buildings Coalition Board of Directors Election – What You Need to Know

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Posted on June 17, 2020

The 2020 election for the Safer Buildings Coalition Board of Directors is coming up. As always, we strongly encourage our members to vote in this election -- and to consider putting your name on the 2020 ballot and help the Coalition continue to make a difference. 

Here’s what you need to know about this year’s election:

New roles for current President & Vice President

Current SBC Board President Patrick Lau of Comba Telecom will step into the role of Immediate Past President. Thank you for your service, Patrick!

Current SBC Board VP Eric Toenjes of Graybar will become President of the Board.

Which positions are up for election?

Vice President – Term: 1 year. Note that this is a three-year commitment, which includes the positions of: Vice President (1 year), President (1 year) & Immediate Past Present (1 year).

Treasurer – Term: 3 years.

How to vote

The election will be conducted by electronic ballot between July 31st and August 15th

How to run

Interested in throwing your hat in the ring for one of the three open positions? 

Members interested in running for the Board are asked to provide:

  1. The position for which you are running
  2. Your current resume
  3. Statement from their current employer indicating permission to run


Submit Applications to Managing Director John Foley at [email protected] by Monday July 22nd at 5:00 PDT.

Requirements – Who can run?

A member may submit their name for a maximum of one (1) position in each election cycle.

The Vice President shall be an employee of an SBC paid-tier member organization in good standing of the SBC throughout their term of office.

The Treasurer shall be employees of an SBC paid-tier member organization in good standing of the SBC throughout their term of office.

Candidate Applications

Why you should run

The overarching reasons is that you believe in and support the mission.

The importance to the Safer Buildings Coalition is that this provides objective, third-party oversight to ensure proper governance and afford strategic guidance to the future of the SBC mission.

Here are some top reasons to participate on the SBC Board:

You'll build your network. ...

You'll gain a new skillset. ...

You can learn to perfect the art of persuasion. ...

You'll grow as a leader.

For complete instructions about this year's election, please peruse the 2020 Election Manual:

If you have questions about the 2020 election, please submit them to John Foley at [email protected]