The Annual Membership Meeting will be held on Friday, December 13, 2019 at 8:30 a.m. at the Main Assembly Room of the City County Building. A continental breakfast will be available at 8:00 a.m. in the Small Assembly Room. At the end of the meeting, Hanson R. Tipton will assume the presidency.
The Nominating Committee for the Officers and Board of Governors of the Knoxville Bar Association for the upcoming year is comprised of: Hanson R. Tipton, Chair, Tasha C. Blakney, Soojin Kim, Chris W. McCarty, Hon. John F. Weaver, M. Samantha Parris and Matthew R. Lyon.
The Committee, having met, recommends that the following, all of whom are members of the Knoxville Bar Association, be placed in nomination at the Annual Meeting:
President-Elect: Cheryl G. Rice
Treasurer: Jason H. Long
Secretary: Loretta G. Cravens
There are four open positions on the Board of Governors. Three of the Board of Governor positions will be for three-year terms. The fourth is the one-year term government/public sector position. Nominations to fill the open positions on the Board of Governors are the following:
Melissa B. Carrasco Michael J. Stanuszek
Mark A. Castleberry Elizabeth M. Towe
Meghan H. Morgan Taylor A. Williams
Government/Public Sector Position:
Hon. Kristi M. Davis
According to Article VI, Section 1, of the KBA By-Laws: "Nominations may also be made from the floor during the Annual Meeting by any member in good standing."
Pursuant to the Bylaws change approved at the Annual Meeting in 1996, members are permitted to vote by absentee ballot. Any member in good standing who personally comes to the offices of the Knoxville Bar Association during regular business hours on any of the ten (10) working days immediately preceding the day of the Annual Meeting will be permitted to vote. Voting will be available between November 27 and December 12 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. The member must first file a written form making oath that he or she will not be in town or otherwise be unable to attend the Annual Meeting. Then the member will be permitted to cast an absentee ballot for such officer or board positions as may be contested.
All judges have been requested to delay court until 10:00 a.m. on the morning of December 13, 2019.
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