By JAMES HUMPOLETZ
The SCA Board of Directors Elections will open Thursday, November 1, and close on Friday, November 30, 2018.
SCA members will receive their ballot via email from firstname.lastname@example.org, so please be sure to add the email address to your contacts. If you would prefer a paper ballot, you may request it here through November 7.
The elections process for the 2019–2020 SCA Board of Directors is the first to take place at board level since the unification of the SCAA and SCAE in 2017. The SCA Board nominated a slate of six candidates that includes Asli Yaman of KiMMA Coffee Roasters, Pamela Chng of Bettr Barista, Katie Booser of Bellwether Coffee, Khalid Al Mulla of Easternmen Trading, Vava Angwenyi of Vava Coffee, and Vera Espindola Rafael of the Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food in Mexico (SAGARPA).
The slate is now joined by two petition candidates: Mbula Musau of Utake Coffee Limited, and Choi, Seongil of Choi Coffee Company. According to the SCA Bylaws, anyone not selected to be on the slate may petition to be added to the ballot. Both Mbula and Choi received over one hundred signatures during the petition period, and their names will be included on the ballot alongside the slate recommended by the Nominating Committee.
Learn more about the slate of candidates here.
In our new video series, we asked each candidate to introduce themselves to the community. View the full playlist here.
When elections open on November 1, all eligible voting members will choose six of the eight candidates to join the SCA Board of Directors.
2019-2020 SCA Board of Directors Elections Timeline
- June 6: Nominations Opened
- June 23: Nominations Closed
- September 1: Proposed Slate Announced
Nominations by Petition
- September 1: Petition Period Opened
- September 30: Petition Period Closed
- October 8: Final Ballot Announced
- November 1: Elections Open
- November 30: Elections Close
- December 10: Announcement of Election Results
SCA Members will receive an email ballot on November 1st from email@example.com. If you don’t receive your email ballot by that date, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prefer a paper ballot? Request it by November 7th at nom.ukevote.uk/sca/paperballot.
Visit the Specialty Coffee Association Board of Directors Election Portal for the most up-to-date elections information.