2023 Election

2023 Executive Elections

Executive positions up for reelection include Vice President and Secretary. Read information about the candidates below. Use the voting button to vote. Questions about elections? Please contact the NYSATA Elections Coordinator, at [email protected].

Responsibilities and Qualifications
of NYSATA State Officers

President Elect Responsibilities & Qualifications
Vice President Responsibilities & Qualifications
Treasurer Responsibilities & Qualifications
Secretary Responsibilities & Qualifications

Deadline to Vote Is April 15
Voting is Now Closed

Contact the NYSATA Elections Chair at [email protected].

Congratulations to the new Vice President!

Kelly VerdiKELLY VERDI, Candidate for Vice President
Not many people can say they love what they do. I am lucky to be one of those people. Art has been the way I communicate, learn and grow. I constantly say to my AP students " Know your why". Why NYSATA? Why Art education? I live and experience my why every day. To enrich the lives of future artists and art educators. To learn and grow through the arts. To develop and navigate a world of grey with color. To evoke emotion with a stroke of a brush or a push of the ceramic wheel... this is my why. Through artmaking and advocating for the arts my passion and love for what I do, keep growing.Having served in different capacities on the NYSATA BOT since 2010, I am eager and excited to be considered for the role of VP. I hope to inspire and be inspired by others. To collaborate with other creative minds. and to keep advocating for the arts in any capacity available. The arts are such an integral part of everything we are. I hope to help create and foster programming in the coming years that continue to help and build on the existing blueprints NYSATA has established.

CLICK HERE to see Kelly's credentials

Congratulations to the new Secretary!

Lauren NelsLAUREN NELS, Candidate for Secretary
NYSATA is a wonderful organization I have been a part of for seventeen years. I believe we serve to support teachers and further art education for students. In the past, I have served as secretary, vice-chair and as an alternate BOT representative for Region 3. I am currently a junior high school art teacher in Homer, NY. If I am voted as secretary, I will be committed to my responsibilities. It would be an honor to be the new NYSATA secretary.

CLICK HERE to see Lauren's Credentials



2023 Regional  Elections

Regional Nominations
Elections are held for odd numbered regions in odd numbered years, and even numbered regions in even numbered years. If a position is vacant between elections, a candidate may be appointed by the Association President to fill out the term of that office.

CLICK for a Description of Roles

Self-Nominations due April 25
The Nomination Period Has Closed

Vote in Your Region Election.
Odd numbered region elections occur in odd numbered years. Even numbered region elections occur in even numbered years. All terms are two year terms. Please vote for officers ONLY IN YOUR OWN REGION. Information about each candidate appears on the ballot. Not sure of your region? Click Here for a list of regions by county. 

CLICK to Vote in Region 1
CLICK to Vote in Region 3 
CLICK to Vote in Region 5
CLICK to Vote in Region 7
CLICK to Vote in Region 9

Questions? Please contact Kathleen Pfeifer, NYSATA Elections Coordinator, at [email protected].