AUGUSTA — The National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) has inducted Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap as its Eastern Region Vice President, to serve a one-year term through July 2020. The association elected members to the Executive Board during the annual summer conference, which took place in Santa Fe, New Mexico June 30-July 3.
Secretary Dunlap has served on the NASS Executive Board during most of his tenure as Maine's Secretary of State, previously holding the offices of president, treasurer and most recently as the Administrative Codes and Registers member-at-large; he is now reprising his role representing the Eastern Region.
"NASS is a valuable organization that helps our office stay informed about the federal landscape surrounding elections, state business services and archives," said Secretary Dunlap, in a news release. “The connections we have made with other secretaries and professional development opportunities provided by the association have proved invaluable in helping us to implement best practices here in the State of Maine, and Im glad to have this opportunity to continue in a role on the NASS executive board.”
Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate was chosen as president of the association, which is the nations oldest non-partisan professional organization for state officials. NASS serves as a medium for the exchange of information between states and fosters cooperation in the development of public policy.
“Dunlap has a long, distinguished career serving the people of Maine,” said Secretary Pate. “I reached out to him because he brings a wealth of experience, knowledge and dedicated leadership to our team. Im honored to serve with him on the NASS Executive Board.:
Also elected at the annual NASS meeting were the following Executive Board members:
President: Hon. Paul Pate, Iowa Immediate Past President: Hon. Jim Condos, Vermont President-elect: Hon. Maggie Toulouse Oliver, New Mexico Treasurer: Hon. R. Kyle Ardoin, Louisiana Secretary: Hon. William Gardner, New Hampshire Eastern Region Vice-President: Hon Matt Dunlap, Maine Southern Region Vice-President: Hon. Tre Hargett, Tennessee Midwestern Region Vice-President: Hon. Steve Simon, Minnesota Western Region Vice-President: Hon. Barbara Cegavske, Nevada Member-at-Large (NPA Section): Hon. Connie Lawson, Indiana Member-at-Large (ACR Section): Hon. Jay Ashcroft, Missouri