FFOTM Board Elections 2022
There are 2 seats open and 2 nominees for board elections. Only current FFOTM members may vote, one vote per member.
Please vote for 2 seats.
Votes must be received by Jan 31, 2021.
There are 2 ways to vote:
- Email your vote to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mail to:
PO Box 23366
Flagstaff, AZ 86002
- Jim Glish
- Julie Sullivan Brace
I’ve always been around folk music, from the Norwegian folk tunes my grandfather played in his dance band, to the many great artists I had fortune to work with as a backstage technician starting with the 60s folk revival and as a television director in years beyond. Although it took a while, I finally took the plunge and learned to play finger-style guitar while living in South Florida during the early 2000s where I became a member of the Broward Folk Society, participated in weekly song circles, and helped out with folk concerts at my friends guitar store.
Locally, I’m a member of Just Desserts, Flagstaff’s community contra dance band, helped run audio for the Barn Stage at the Flagstaff Folk Festival, supported and performed at the Flagstaff Folk Project, and put on a number of house concerts for well known artists. Also, I’ve recently picked up the mandolin and have started writing my own contra dance tunes. Over the years, I realized that we all have to work together to keep the folk tradition alive and feel that my being a member of the FFOTM board is one way to help that happen.
Julie Sullivan Brace:
Thank you for considering my nomination for the FFOTM board. I have served as a previous board member, president, and vice president of this organization and have been involved with FFOTM since 1990. Additionally, I am an original co-founder of Pickin’ in the Pines Bluegrass and Acoustic Music Festival and remain peripherally involved specifically in the educational/workshop aspect of the event. A musician myself, I have a super-sonic love of playing bluegrass music and supporting bluegrass and acoustic musicians by promoting and hosting hundreds of concerts in many forms from very large events (Pickin’ in the Pines) and the Coconino Center for the Arts to very intimate experiences such as the PoleHouse Concerts and the Covid Tiny Yard Concert Series, which average about 40 attendees.
By profession, I have been a graphic designer for over 40 years and am currently the owner and Creative Director of Shine Creative Industries, a branding design and marketing communications firm. If I am elected to the board, I would advocate for and support a program that engages younger adults (18 – 30) to get involved in FFOTM in order to help sustain its mission and keep the organization viable for years to come.