2018 Central District Election

Central District members are encouraged to vote in the upcoming election for district officers. As in recent years, voting for both district and national officers will be done electronically on the same ballot, and members will receive an email with detailed instructions on February 21.

Members will vote on candidates for the following positions:
2 Members-at-Large 

President-Elect Candidate

Joe Deutsch


Associate Professor
North Dakota State University
Fargo, ND

Member-at-Large Candidates

Megan Adkins


Associate Professor
University of Nebraska at Kearney
Kearney, NE

Nicole Lindgren


Ninth Grade Health and Physical Educator
Minot Public Schools
Minot, ND

Shannon Tjaden


Physical Education Teacher
Dell Rapids Elementary School
Dell Rapids, SD

Claudia Welch


Health and Physical Education Teacher
Seaman High School
Topeka, KS
Voting is a 3-Step Process

You will receive voting instructions and a link to the ballot via email on February 21.

Remember to:

Mark your ballot

Submit your vote

Confirm your vote

Election Q&A

Voting opens on February 21, 2018. Eligible voters will receive an email notification on how to access the ballot. Reminder notices will also be sent before the election ends on March 22.
No. The election is accomplished through a secure, electronic and fully-hosted ballot solution to ensure the integrity of the voting process.
To receive access to the ballot, you must be opted in to SHAPE America emails. Call Membership Services at 800-213-7193 or email to membership@shapeamerica.org to reset your email preferences.
Ballots will be accessible starting on February 21. Please start by checking your spam folder. If the voting email is not there, you may have opted out of receiving SHAPE America emails, or we may have an incorrect email address for you. Please call Membership Services at 800-213-7193 or email to membership@shapeamerica.org

2018 Election Timeline

  • February 21: Voting opens and members receive email instructions on how to cast their ballot
  • March 20-22: Members meet candidates at the 2018 SHAPE America National Convention & Expo in Nashville
  • March 22: Voting ends at 3 p.m. ET
  • March 23: New district leaders will be announced at the Annual Business Meeting in Nashville on Friday, March 23 (1-2 p.m.). They will also be listed on the Central District website after that date.

National Board of Directors Candidates