The officers of LSA are elected at the Annual General Meeting and will hold office for two (2) years. Terms begin on September 1st of the year elected. Any elected or appointed officer of LSA or its paid employees shall not hold an elected or paid position with an affiliated club or organization below the State Level unless elected to one of the Member-at-Large positions.
At the 2019 Annual General Meeting extensive updates/changes to the LSA Bylaws will be proposed. The bulk of the amendment deals with restructuring the Executive Committee. The amendment seeks to diminish redundancies of the Committee (Adult Vice President and Adult Competitions Commissioner will be merged into a single Adult Soccer Coordinator) and to increase access of clubs to the Executive Committee. Presently, only 2 At-Large positions exist on the Executive Committee. The amendment would double the number of At-Large positions (positions that can be occupied by someone on a club board or who is a paid employee of the club).
Below is a position-by-position explanation of how the LSA Executive Committee would be affected by the Bylaw amendment and who, given the submissions of Statements of Declaration under LSA By-Law 7.6, would occupy those positions.
Incumbent President, Sean Esker, has submitted his Statement of Declaration. As no other Statement of Declaration was submitted, Sean will return as LSA President. The position of LSA President remains unchanged by the Bylaw amendment.
The office of Treasurer is elected in even years and remains unchanged by the Bylaw amendment.
Arron Smith has resigned as VP-Adult. This position is elected in even years. If the Bylaw amendment does not pass, an election for VP-Adult would take place at the AGM with nominations from the floor. If the Bylaw amendment passes the positions of VP-Adult and VP-Youth merge into a single Vice President position. Chad Vidrine, as incumbent VP-Youth, who is elected in even years, would become the sole Vice President. The position vacated by Arron Smith would become one of the new At-Large positions.
Youth Competitive Commissioner and Youth Recreational Commissioner
Both positions are up for election in 2019 and both incumbents, Dee Flint and Shirley Moraes, duly submitted their Statement of Declarations. No other Statement of Declaration was submitted. Should the Bylaw amendment pass, these 2 positions would merge into a single office of Youth Soccer Coordinator. Dee Flint would assume this position and Shirley would become the new Member-at-Large (Small Club). Shirley consented to this change in position in her Statement of Declaration.
Adult Competitions Commissioner
Incumbent, Danny Clear, submitted his Statement of Declaration. As no other Statement of Declaration was submitted, Danny will return as Adult Competitions Commissioner. If, however, the Bylaw amendment passes, Danny would become the Adult Soccer Coordinator. The timing of this merger of offices is occasioned by the resignation of Arron Smith. Rather than wait until 2020 to merge the offices, it would be done immediately.
Incumbent, Zeb Winstead, submitted his Statement of Declaration. As no other Statement of Declaration was submitted, Zeb will return as Member-at-Large (Odd Year). This position remains unchanged should the Bylaw amendment pass.
Member at Large (Even)
The office of Member at Large (Even) is elected in even years and would remain unchanged should the Bylaw amendment pass.
Member-at-Large (Large Club)
Should the Bylaw Amendment pass, an election for the position of Member-at-Large (Large Club) would be held at the AGM with nominations from the floor. This position is one of two created by the resttructuring of the Executive Committee. As it is an At-Lage position it is open to employees and board members of clubs. Ideally this person would be from a smaller club and would be responsible for communicating with larger clubs.
In accordance with LSA By-Law 7.6, any person seeking election to any of the Executive Committee positions must submit a Statement of Declaration to the LSA Executive Director, Tucker Reynolds, at email@example.com, no later than 30 days prior to the AGM. Names of the interested candidates will be distributed to the membership. If no candidates have submitted their names, the membership will be notified no later than 25 days prior to the AGM. Only in the event that no candidate files for a position before the 30-day deadline will nominations be accepted from the floor at the AGM.