NAGARA Announces Results of the 2022/2023 Board of Directors Election


The NAGARA Nominations Committee, led by Vice President Jen Haney Conover, successfully completed its task and put forth several excellent candidates to run in this year’s Board of Directors election.

This year's election sought to fill upcoming vacancies for three Board positions: Vice President, Secretary, and Federal Representative. NAGARA received six (6) nominations from well qualified members during the nomination process. The election was held via electronic ballot over the span of two weeks (Monday, March 14 - Friday, March 25, 2022), and this year 319 members voted in the election, representing an election turnout of 23.08% - the highest turnout in a Board election since the Association has been keeping records.

NAGARA thanks all candidates who put forward their name for consideration, and are pleased to announce the election results:

     VICE PRESIDENT 

Ms. Holly Dolan, Records Management Officer, Denton County, TX

 

As the Records Management Officer for Denton County, Texas, Holly is the advocate for compliant records and information management practices for over 90 business units within her local government. To be successful in such a large organization, she and her team of Records Analysts are focused on fostering excellent working relationships to develop a culture that values the efficient management of information. Holly has sought to turn Denton County’s “Records Liaisons” into “Records Ambassadors,” and she hopes to bring that same enthusiasm for people and engagement to NAGARA’s membership in a role as Vice President.

Holly has been a NAGARA member since 2016 and served on the Communications Committee from 2017 to 2019. Holly is also an active member of the Society of American Archivists (SAA) where she served on the Records Management Steering Committee from 2018 to 2019.While working towards her Masters in Library and Science from the University of North Texas (UNT), Holly served as the President of the Library and Information Science Student Association (LISSA) from 2014 to 2015. Holly founded the UNT LISSA Mentor Program which was dedicated to connecting UNT Library and Information Science students to established professionals in the field.

In her free time Holly enjoys playing tabletop games with loved ones, spending time with her pets, and making lopsided mugs in her amateur pottery studio.
   

     SECRETARY

Ms. Megan Wheaton-Book, Records and Information Management Specialist IV, Vermont State Archives & Records Administration
   

Meg Wheaton-Book is the senior Records and Information Management (RIM) Specialist at the Vermont State Archives and Records Administration (VSARA). Meg oversees VSARA’s Targeted Assistance Program (TAP) a core function of Vermont’s Statewide RIM Program, where she prioritizes resource allocation and development for a team of professional RIM Specialists to establish and implement RIM standards, systems and services across state government. Over the course of her career, she has built strong working relationships with multiple state agencies and local government partners. In 2016 she established the Vermont Local Records Program to sustain active records management programs at the municipal level.

Meg brings seven years of experience as a government records and information manager and a strong commitment to government accountability and transparency. Meg joined NAGARA in 2015 and has been an enthusiastic supporter ever since, serving on the GARA Certificate Program Subcommittee since 2017, and as a volunteer on two NAGARA Annual Conference Program Committees first in 2016 and again this year. If elected, Meg’s service would focus on supporting inclusive and diverse voices within NAGARA and continuing the organization’s growth as the go-to leader for government archives and records professionals.
   

   
     FEDERAL REPRESENTATIVE

Mr. Dennis Riley, Senior Archivist, U.S. National Park Service
   


Dennis derives great satisfaction in giving back to professional organizations. Most of his service has been with SAA, CoSA, and regional organizations.

Over the last 20-plus years, Dennis spent his career at the nexus of government records and archives -- at the local, state, and Federal levels. In his current role, he provides technical assistance and support to NPS parks and regional offices in caring for 85,000 linear feet of archives. He also collaborates with records management staff to ensure parks fulfill their records obligations.

Dennis notes that he is a better professional because of NAGARA and hopes to further NAGARA’s mission of improving government archives and records management, as well as supporting professional development of his peers. He believes a strong organization leads to a stronger profession, which benefits society as a whole. NAGARA is an important vehicle to strengthen the government archives and records sector which is critical not only to government functions but also to the communities we serve. His hope is that his service on the Board would not only support NAGARA's members but also advance the important work we do.