CHAPTER CHAIR -
  • Provides agenda and chairs regular Chapter Board meetings
  • Provides leadership for GOTV initiatives
  • Chairs the Chapter AGM every two years
  • Represents the Chapter at the DA Canada (DACA) monthly Board meetings
Candidates:
1) Hannah Brooks: I'm originally from Nashville, TN and I moved to Canada in 2015. In the US I actually didn't
participate in politics much, that is until I lost my health insurance due to a pre-existing condition. That
galvanized me to become active in the Democratic party. Right when I arrived in Edmonton, it became clear
that Trump was going to win the Republican nomination. In response, I quickly decided to become active in the
Democratic Party here in Edmonton. I helped coordinate voter outreach during the 2016 elections and have
been the unofficial chair since 2018 midterm elections. If elected, I pledge to fulfill the duties of Chair as
effectively as possible until my term is over in March 2021.

VICE CHAIR -

  • Chairs Chapter Board meetings in the absence of the Chair
  • Assists in providing leadership for GOTV initiatives
  • Steps in for Chair as needed
Candidates: None


SECRETARY -

  • Schedules regular Chapter Board meetings
  • Takes minutes of Chapter Board meetings and distribute them to the Board
Candidates:

1) Diana Keto-Lambert: I am a proud native of the DC/Maryland metro area and a North Carolina voter; I moved to Canada in 2007. While I was living stateside, I was a member of College Democrats at University of Maryland, and volunteered on Chris Van Hollen’s 2002 congressional race, John Kerry’s 2004 presidential campaign, and Martin O’Malley’s 2006 gubernatorial campaign. I joined Democrats Abroad Edmonton when I discovered them in 2008, and I helped the chapter with communications outreach for Barack Obama’s campaign. I became chapter chair from 2011 – 2014 and a member-at-large since then, helping with planning and executing meetings, GOTV efforts, and social get-togethers for our chapter. Most recently, I helped work the polls in the 2018 midterm elections when visiting North Carolina.


TREASURER -

  • Provides Chapter financial reports at regular Board meetings and at the biannual AGM
  • Manages and maintains Chapter bank account, donations (cash and online) and Chapter expenses
Candidates:

1) Diana Keto-Lambert: I am a proud native of the DC/Maryland metro area and a North Carolina voter; I moved to Canada in 2007. While I was living stateside, I was a member of College Democrats at University of Maryland, and volunteered on Chris Van Hollen’s 2002 congressional race, John Kerry’s 2004 presidential campaign, and Martin O’Malley’s 2006 gubernatorial campaign. I joined Democrats Abroad Edmonton when I discovered them in 2008, and I helped the chapter with communications outreach for Barack Obama’s campaign. I became chapter chair from 2011 – 2014 and a member-at-large since then, helping with planning and executing meetings, GOTV efforts, and social get-togethers for our chapter. Most recently, I helped work the polls in the 2018 midterm elections when visiting North Carolina.


MEMBERSHIP SECRETARY -

  • Works with the DA Canada Membership Secretary on annual Membership Verification
  • Learns to use the DA Nation Builder online membership management system
  • Send welcome message to new members via email (template)
Candidates:

1) Hannah Brooks: I'm originally from Nashville, TN and I moved to Canada in 2015. In the US I actually didn't participate in politics much, that is until I lost my health insurance due to a pre-existing condition. That galvanized me to become active in the Democratic party. Right when I arrived in Edmonton, it became clear that Trump was going to win the Republican nomination. In response, I quickly decided to become active in the Democratic Party here in Edmonton. I helped coordinate voter outreach during the 2016 elections and have been the unofficial chair since 2018 midterm elections. If elected, I pledge to fulfill the duties of Membership Secretary as effectively as possible until my term is over in March 2021.


COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR -
  • Sends event invitations and updates to DAV members, using the DA Nation Builder online email system
  • Updates and maintains the DAED Facebook page
  • Updates the DAED events web page in Nation Builder
Candidates:

1) Kimberly Johnson: After moving to Edmonton from Southern California, I joined Democrats Abroad in 2000. Upon completion of my undergraduate and graduate degrees in Canada, I lived abroad in England and the Netherlands. When I returned to Edmonton, deeply concerned about the current administration, I resolved to be a more involved Democrats Abroad member. In 2018, I was primarily responsible for communications & media relations—writing press releases, coordinating media requests and appearing as the DA Edmonton spokesperson in print and televised interviews. I also created our new Instagram account to connect our chapter to the local community and other DA chapters internationally. During the fall of 2018, I conceptualized, planned and successfully executed our “Print Your Own T-shirt” fundraiser and "Sanity Session" pub social nights. Additionally, I helped plan and facilitate our GOTV (Get Out The Vote) events on the University of Alberta campus and at the Alberta Legislature. I take great pride in the work that our chapter team accomplished leading up to the historic 2018 midterm elections. If elected as your Communications Officer & your Student Recruitment Outreach Coordinator, I will be dedicated to continuing our work, organizing our efforts and building community momentum as we approach another historic election in 2020.


STUDENT OUTREACH COORDINATOR -

  • Raises awareness of Democrats Abroad on campuses in the Chapter area
  • Coordinates on-campus voter registration events
  • Coordinates outreach to US citizens on-campus (non-DA members)
  • Liaises with the DA Canada point person on the DA Global Study Abroad Youth Outreach Team
  • Initiate and support DAED-affiliated clubs on campus
1) Kimberly Johnson: After moving to Edmonton from Southern California, I joined Democrats Abroad in 2000. Upon completion of my undergraduate and graduate degrees in Canada, I lived abroad in England and the Netherlands. When I returned to Edmonton, deeply concerned about the current administration, I resolved to be a more involved Democrats Abroad member. In 2018, I was primarily responsible for communications & media relations—writing press releases, coordinating media requests and appearing as the DA Edmonton
spokesperson in print and televised interviews. I also created our new Instagram account to connect our chapter to the local community and other DA chapters internationally. During the fall of 2018, I conceptualized, planned and successfully executed our “Print Your Own T-shirt” fundraiser and "Sanity Session" pub social nights. Additionally, I helped plan and facilitate our GOTV (Get Out The Vote) events on the University of Alberta campus and at the Alberta Legislature. I take great pride in the work that our chapter team accomplished leading up to the historic 2018 midterm elections. If elected as your Communications Officer & your Student Recruitment Outreach Coordinator, I will be dedicated to continuing our work, organizing our efforts and building community momentum as we approach another historic election in 2020.