There are 5 nominees and 5 spots open for the FFOTM Board Elections in 2017. Only current FFOTM Members may vote, one vote per member. Votes must be received by Feb. 1, 2017.

There are 2 ways to vote:
• Email your vote to admin@ffotm.org
• Mail in your vote to FFOTM, PO Box 23366, Flagstaff, AZ 86002

Candidate Bios

Deb Comly has called Flagstaff home since 1980. She initially came west from Vermont to work as a Park Ranger for the National Park Service, and in her years in Flagstaff has continued to work in various capacities as an educator. A avid fan of folk music for as long as she can recall, Deb became passionate about traditional dance in the mid-90’s. Since that time, she has been involved in the contra dance scene as a dancer, caller, organizer and occasional musician, both locally and nationally. Deb has been a supporter of and an active volunteer for FFOTM since that time. Now retired from her job as a public school teacher, Deb looks forward to giving time and energy to FFOTM, helping to support and foster the traditional music and dance scene in Northern Arizona!

Tim George is a “music of all kinds seeker”. Born and raised in West Virginia, and new to the Flagstaff area, he has been a loving fan of all styles of music his entire life. He has spent many years chasing around live music and working/ volunteering at many shows and festivals big and small. In his short couple of years in the copper state, he was an attendee of the 10th and 11th annual Pickin in the Pines Bluegrass festival and looks forward to many more to come.

A native of Tucson, Janice Griscom, formerly mezzo-soprano Janice Felty, premiered and recorded various chamber works and operas by John Adams, Philip Glass, John Harbison and others, specializing in contemporary music for over 30 years. After a brief career in orthopedic nursing and diabetes education, she recently relocated from the Santa Fe area to Flagstaff to join family. She is enjoying slowing improving her flute-playing with the patient, good folks in Just Desserts.

Bert Harclerode has lived in Flagstaff for 22 years with his wife Rita Borden, and is Flagstaff Symphony principal tubist (1998-present). His administrative work includes: 23 years with Chamber Music Sedona; Flagstaff Arts & Science Commission panelist (1999-2003), and Arizona Commission on the Arts panelist. He served on the national board of Chamber Music America (2006-2012) and since 2013 with the Flagstaff Friends of Traditional Music.

David Wayne – I remember going to the first FFOTM meeting some 25 years ago; Tony Norris was the primary organizer. Since that time, I have been a member of FFOTM and have been involved in many successful FFOTM projects and events from helping to build the Fourth of July float and representing FFOTM in the parade to cooking breakfasts and barbeque dinners at the FFOTM campouts. I was the first to host ukulele workshops at the Flagstaff Folk Festival and continue to host workshops at Pickin’ in the Pines each year. As Pickin’ in the Pines began to grow, I successfully mapped out and expanded the RV site footprint thereby increasing needed revenue to the festival and meeting attendee needs. To better accommodate our campers, I assisted with reservations and managed the RV campground during the festival. For many years, I also coordinated and managed the FFOTM fundraiser pancake breakfast at Pickin’ in the Pines.
I ask for your vote so that as a board member I can bring my historical perspective to FFOTM. My desire is to inspire members to volunteer so that FFOTM can maintain the success of our programs and continue to provide quality acoustic music to the community. I am most interested in our festivals, campouts and workshop mentoring and, if elected, look forward to being involved in the decision making process essential to the success of FFOTM.

Please vote for 5 seats. You can vote by mail or email.
Votes must be received by Feb. 1, 2017.
Email your vote to: admin@ffotm.org
Mail to:

FFOTM
PO Box 23366
Flagstaff, AZ 86002

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