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 > Little League Online > Media > Little League News Archive > 2007 > Little League International Board of Directors to Have Staggered Terms for Field Personnel

Little League International Board of Directors to Have Staggered Terms for Field Personnel

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (April 23, 2007) – Field members of the Little League International Board of Directors will experience a more effective transition when elected, as a result of action taken at the 24th Little League International Congress in Houston.

The nine field members on the Little League International Board of Directors will have differing terms of service, beginning with the nine new members scheduled to be elected formally in November.

Three will draw for three-year terms, three will draw for four-year terms, and three will draw for five-year terms. At least one director from the four international regions will be drawn to serve a three-year term, a four-year term and a five-year term. This will provide for international representation in each group of the new rotation.

The rotation establishes a need for each region to nominate future directors at regional meetings or by an appropriate method approved by Little League International when it is their year for election. Once the terms of the nine field directors nominated in Houston expire, all subsequent elections will be for three-year terms.

The previous method meant that 40 percent of the International Board of Directors “turned over” once every three years. The new measure addresses the concerns of the International Board of Directors Operations Committee, which felt that having nine new members on the board at one time created a difficult transition.

The measure was enacted unanimously by the International Board of Directors, including the outgoing field members of the board, who are not affected by the vote.

A story on the nine field members nominated in Houston can be found here: http://www.littleleague.org/media/Congress_BOD_2007.asp