2024 Samvera Board Special Election

The Samvera Board is holding a special election to fill the seat most recently held by Jessica Hilt, who is stepping down after taking a new position. This seat term is two years, running through December 31, 2025.

Samvera Board membership provides a unique opportunity for community leadership and to provide direction to a key effort in the future of memory institutions.

The list of current Samvera Board members and their terms of office can be found here.

Please nominate yourself or a colleague for this Board seat by March 6, 2024.


Term of Office

The elected party will serve for the seat’s remaining two year period, ending December 31st, 2025, and will be eligible for re-election.

Responsibilities of the Samvera Board

Those considering running for the Board should review, and have the support of their institution for, fiscal and time commitments related to the role.  See Samvera Elections for full details of the responsibilities of the Board.

Requirements for Nomination

  • Nominees must be employed with a Samvera Partner organization in good standing.  

  • Nominees must provide a Statement of Purpose describing:

    • Relevant Experience

    • Reason they wish to serve on the Board

  • Organizations may not have more than one representative on the Board so nominations will not be accepted for individuals at institutions which will already have a Board member.


  • January 30th - March 6th – Nominations will be accepted. The Community Manager will contact those nominated by a third party to confirm that the nominee will run as a candidate, and will request that candidates submit biographies and Statements of Purpose as soon as possible.

  • March 6th - 20th – Names of candidates will be announced and ballots will be emailed to Partner contacts

  • March 21st – Results announced

Questions or Comments?
Please contact Heather Greer Klein, Samvera Community Manager, heather@samvera.org