Elections of the Directors

Elections shall be held every year electronically, by mail-in ballot, and/or in person beginning April 2 and ending May 22.

Prior to the election, the Nomination and Election Committee, as established in the Operating Code, will prepare a ballot. Each adult member of the OVR is entitled to vote for not more than five (5) persons listed on the ballot. The Nomination and Election Committee will report the election results to the Commissioner/President for certification not more than one week after the election process, and after certified by the Commissioner/President, the Election Chair will inform the candidates in writing of the election results. The results of the election will be posted on/or before the next annual meeting of the Board of Directors.

  1. One-third (1/3) of the Board (i.e., five (5) Directors) will be elected each year at the Regional Adults' and Juniors' Championships for a term of three (3) years. If a person who is not on the Board wishes to run for the Board, he/she will be required to obtain a petition form from the Commissioner/President or Corporate office. To be valid, this petition must be signed by twenty-five (25), in writing or electronically, by currently registered adult members of the OVR. The petition must be presented to the Nomination and Election Committee not later than twenty-one (21) days prior to the first day of the annual election. Existing Directors wishing to run for re-election must notify the Nomination and Election Committee of their intent no later than twenty-one (21) days prior to the first day of the annual election.
  2. All members elected as a director will assume office for a three-year term commencing June 1. An individual may hold no more than one voting position on the Board at any time.

    Board of Director Elections Results

    OVR Board of Directors 2023

    Top Five Candidates Elected to OVR BOD term 6-1-23 through 5-31-26.

    On June 1, 2023 the Ohio Valley Region Board of Directors, accepted and approved the results of the 2023 election from the Nomination and Election Committee. The top five candidates were seated as members of the Ohio Valley Region Board of Directors for a three year term.

    Candidate Tally:

    1    Brian Hemelgarn     295

    2    Bob Price           275

    3    Linnea Wol          227

    4    Jeri Helfer         217

    5    Donald Leckey       168


    6    Daniel Coughlin     153

    7    Scott Nickol        125

    8    Corey Verchio        86

    I want to extend my appreciation to all candidates who were seeking positions on the Board of Directors. The success of the OVR is dependent on its members active participation! Thanks again to all candidates.

    Bob Price Commissioner