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The ASTSWMO Annual Meeting was held October 25 – 26, 2018 in Bethesda, MD at the Bethesda Hyatt Hotel. The 2018 election of ASTSWMO’s Vice-President and Secretary-Treasurer occurred during ASTSWMO’s Annual Meeting.  Elections are governed by ASTSWMO’s Bylaws, which specify that the designated Voting Representative from each State and Territory (State) will vote on behalf of their State.

The election for these positions was conducted during the Annual Business Meeting held at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time on Thursday, October 25, 2018. The Vice-President will hold office for a one-year term and then assume the Presidency the following year, followed by one-year as Past-President, for a total term of three years. The Secretary-Treasurer will hold office for two years.

The candidates had an opportunity to give brief remarks during the meeting before the vote. Ballots were collected until the end of the first break on Thursday morning. The Past-Presidents of the Nominating Committee in attendance counted the ballots and the results were announced at the conclusion of the morning plenary sessions on Thursday, October 25, 2018.



Luke Esch (WY) – Read Bio
Conchita Taitano (GU) – Read BioELECTED


Sandeep Burman (MN) – Read Bio

Tim Ratsep (DE) – Read BioELECTED


Sample Ballot
Proxy Designation Letter
Each State and Territory assigns 1 member as a Voting Member who shall be entitled to only one vote when the Membership of the Association conducts business. Member votes shall be cast by the Voting Representative or an individual officially designated by proxy for the Voting Representative. Such designation shall be submitted in writing by the Voting Representative to the President prior to the vote. Find a full list of Voting Members here.