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Call for Nominations! 2021 SBC Board of Directors Election

SBC Expands Board – More Opportunity to Lead
Posted on June 23, 2021

The 2021 election for the Safer Buildings Coalition Board of Directors is coming up. As always, we strongly encourage our members to vote in this election -- and to consider putting your name on the 2021 ballot and help the Coalition continue to make a difference.

Nominations Accepted UNTIL July 12 @ 5PM PDT

For complete instructions about this year's election, please
Download and Read the UPDATED 2021 Bylaws and Election Manual

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Electing this year:

  • Vice President – Term: 1 year
  • Secretary – Term: 2 years
  • At Large Director [Elect Odd Years] – Term: 2 years
  • At Large Director [Elect Even Years] – Term: 1 year [2021 Fill-in]


  • Accepted between June 23 & July 12 @ 5PM PDT

How to vote:

  • The election will be conducted by electronic ballot between July 15th and August 15th

How to run
Interested in throwing your hat in the ring for one of the three open positions? 

Members interested in running for the Board are asked to provide:

  • The position for which you are running
  • Your current resume
  • Indication that your organization authorizes you to run for and hold an SBC Board seat

Why you should run
The overarching reasons is that you believe in and support the mission.

The importance to the Safer Buildings Coalition is that this provides objective, third-party oversight to ensure proper governance and afford strategic guidance to the future of the SBC mission.

Here are some top reasons to participate on the SBC Board:

  • You'll build your network. ...
  • You'll gain a new skillset. ...
  • You can learn to perfect the art of persuasion. ...
  • You'll grow as a leader.

Many Changes coming to the current SBC Board:

  • Current SBC Board VP Dennis Burns of ADRF will become President of the Board.
  • Current SBC Board President Eric Toenjes of Graybar will step into the role of Immediate Past President. Thank you for your service, Eric!
  • Current SBC Immediate Past President Patrick Lau of Comba Telecom will retire from the Board after several years of dedicated leadership and service. Thank you Patrick!
  • Current Secretary Prince Niyyar of Commdex (Appointed in 2020 to serve Dennis Burn’s vacated role) has fulfilled his interim service.
  • Current At-Large Office (Elected Odd Year) Kevin Persing of Fiplex has fulfilled his term on the Board. Thank you Kevin!