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Call for Nominations & 2024 Slate of CARPD Board Candidates

The CARPD Conference is rapidly approaching and with it the annual CARPD General Membership Meeting. As we do every year during that meeting, the CARPD Board of Directors Election is conducted by the membership. This year, the election will take place at approximately 9:00a.m. on May 23, 2024 at the CARPD Conference in the Hyatt Regency in Santa Rosa, California.

In accordance with CARPD Association Bylaws, CARPD is soliciting any qualified candidates interested in serving on the CARPD Board of Directors. Nominees must be individuals affiliated (as Board of Directors, employees or otherwise) with active members in good standing. 

Furthermore, pursuant to CARPD Association Bylaws at Article 5, subsection 6, the CARPD Nominations Committee has submitted the following slate of candidates for the open CARPD Board positions:


                                              CARPD 2024 Slate of Board Officers

President – Elect                        Dean Wetter, Valley-Wide Recreation & Park District

Chief Financial Officer               Al McGreehan, Paradise Recreation & Park District

Director at Large                     Two Positions to be Elected:

 (Even Year)                                   Dennis Waespi, East Bay Regional Park District

                                                        Rick Sloan, Cordova Recreation & Park District

Administrator Rep                   One Administrator Position to be Elected:

 (Even Year)                                     Michelle Lacy, Pleasant Hill Recreation & Park District


In addition to the slate identified by the Nominations Committee, Member Districts may also nominate one of its board members for the positions of President-Elect, Secretary, or Director-at-Large, or nominate its General Manager, Assistant General Manager or Chief Administrative Officer, for Administrator Representative, by submitting a letter and a copy of a board resolution supporting such nomination to CARPD prior to the annual meeting.

 Any Member District wishing to submit a nomination should submit a letter of nomination (cover letter indicating who is running and for what position) and a copy of its Board Resolution supporting the nomination directly to my attention at To be sure a nominee is included on the ballot, the letter and resolution must be received no later than close of business on Friday, May 10, 2024. 

Finally, any qualified candidate may be nominated from the floor at the election and, if elected, provide the President with a resolution from the member district’s board endorsing the nominee to serve on the corporation’s Board of Directors not later than sixty (60) days after the annual meeting.  The candidate will not commence into office unless and until such time as the resolution is presented to the corporation’s Board of Directors.

If you have any questions regarding the election or its procedures, please feel free to contact me at (916) 722-5550. Thank you and hope to see you all at the Conference in Santa Rosa!


Election Flyer 2024.pdf



Matthew Duarte

Executive Director






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