2021 Western District Election

Western 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 March 16.

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

President-Elect Candidate

Erin Centeio


Erin Centeio headshot
Associate Professor University of Hawaii at Manoa Honolulu, HI

Member-at-Large Candidates

Melissa Boswell


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Health & Physical Education Teacher Edmonds School District Mountlake Terrace, WA

James Clemmer


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Assistant Headmaster John Adams Academy Roseville, CA

Cate Egan


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Assistant Professor & Program Coordinator of PE University of Idaho Moscow, ID

Karie Lee Orendorff


Karie Lee Orendorff headshot
Assistant Professor Montana State University Bozeman, MT


Inside Western District
Voting is a 3-Step Process

You will receive voting instructions and a link to the ballot via email on March 16.

Remember to:

Mark your ballot

Submit your vote

Confirm your vote

Election Q&A

  • Every eligible voter will receive an email notification prior to the opening of voting on how to access the ballot. Reminder notices will be sent before the election ends on April 15.
  • Eligible voters are professionals (including retirees and emeritus) and students.
  • No. The election is accomplished through a secure, web-based and fully-hosted ballot solution to ensure the integrity of the voting process.
  • Eligible voters will be able to cast ballots until 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time on April 15, 2021.
  • Candidate information and bios are posted on the SHAPE America website.
  • Any eligible voter who has opted out of SHAPE America emails in the past will need to request to have that reset in order to receive voting information and access to the ballot. Please call Membership Services at 800-213-7193 or email to membership@shapeamerica.org.
  • First, please check your email in case the notice is in your Spam folder.
  • If you opted out of SHAPE America emails, you would not have received the notice.
  • If you have questions please call Membership Services at 800-213-7193 or email to membership@shapeamerica.org.
  • The election results will be announced on Saturday, April 17 on the SHAPE America website and via email.

Voting begins; read about the candidates on the website

Voting ends; 3:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time

  • 2021 Election Timeline
    • : National and District candidates featured in Momentum and on the SHAPE America website;
    • : Voting opens and eligible members receive email instructions on how to cast their ballot;
    • : Voting ends (3 p.m. ET);
    • : New board members are announced at the Annual Business Meeting.