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Elections & Open Positions


About Board Elections

The election of officers for the Lakeville Hockey Association Board of Directors is held annually each spring.

This page will be updated to include a list of elected member positions that are open for each voting cycle.  This page will also include a form for interested candidates to submit their declaration of candidacy for these open positions. 

Please see the LHA Board Structure and Procedures page for more details both elected and non-elected board positions.

View the requirements and job descriptions for each board position on the Job Description page.

 


2020 Open Board Positions

The following Board positions are open for candidacy for a two year period. Voting will be held during the March 2020 Annual Meeting to be held on Wednesday, March 11, 2020.

Elected Positions

President VP Operations
VP Admin/District 8 Rep South Association Head Coach
Registrar Junior Gold Director
Bantam Director PeeWee Director
Girls U8/U10 Director Girls U12/U15 Director

Non-Elected Positions

Technology Director Tournament Director
Communications Director

How to Apply or Declare Your Candidacy

If you are interested in applying (non-voting board member), or declaring your candidacy (voting board) for one of the open positions, just click the CONTINUE Button on the bottom of this page. Then, make sure that you then complete the full application including:

  • Contact Information
  • Board Position Options

By filling these out and selecting the appropriate type (voting or non-voting) position, you are applying to be a candidate for the LHA Board. The completed form you fill out will be submitted to LHA .

Deadline for Voting Positions

Voting positions require a public forum where members are elected to LHA. The information on the form you submit will be posted on the LHA Elections page and must be submitted by 11:59 pm on March 8, 2020.

  • Note: After March 8, any open positions are filled by appointment by the president and confirmed by the Board.

Note: Candidates will select the positions they are applying for from a drop down menu within the application process. It is possible to apply for multiple positions, but to do so, one must create an individual entry for each position.


Meet the 2020 Candidates

Candidate Name: Alison Fogarty

Desired Position: VP Admin/District 8 Rep

Number of Children in LHA: 2

Background:

 I have been on the LHA Board for 3 seasons now. I have held the position of Communications Director since the Fall of 2017. I also took over the Registrar position for the 2019-2020. I have also been a part of the Hockey Day Lakeville Committee for the past two years. I have two kids that play hockey in LHA - a 2nd year PeeWee and a 1st year U10.

Accomplishments:

Since joining the LHA Board, I feel like I have made many positive contributions. I have expanded our social media presence, implementing a social media management tool that allows us to streamline our processes. Additionally, I assisted in implementing the new Registration portal last year, allowing for online, scheduled payments of registration administered directly through SportsEngine. Another accomplishment that I am proud of is the implementation of a streamlined apparel program allowing all levels of LHA players to have a uniform apparel package at a competitive price, which can be utilized for a minimum of two seasons. Lastly, I served on the Hockey Day Lakeville Committee for the past two seasons, working to design and execute the event successfully.

Team Goals/Plans:

If elected to the VP of Admin role, I look to continue to implement positive change for all of our LHA families. I would like to continue to streamline processes and find new ways to promote consistency amongst the teams. I would like to continue to find ways to improve our Communications with our member families and deliver timely and relevant content. While hockey is an expensive sport, I would like to work with the rest of the Board to find additional opportunities to make hockey more affordable for our families.

Candidate Name: Michael Bakken

Desired Position: U8/U10 Director

Number of Children in LHA: 1

Background:

I have lived in Lakeville for twenty one years. I have been involved with LHA for eleven years. During that time I have coached 5 teams for the girls program and 10 teams on the boys side. I was also involved in coaching four teams for Minnesota Made’s Choice League. My youngest daughter Victoria is a first year U10. My youngest son has moved on from LHA and is playing JV for Lakeville South HS.

Accomplishments:

As a member of the coaching staff for 15 LHA teams I have worked to see that each player improves and continues to play this wonderful game.

Team Goals/Plans:

I would like to continue the wonderful work that my predecessors have started. The girls program has grown under their tenure and I would like to see the trend continue. I will work to ensure skill development at all U8 and U10 levels so that we can produce competitive teams that promote a love of hockey. My goal would be that we not only add to the number of girls playing hockey but work to ensure they continue to play, love the sport and develop character.


Candidate Name: Seth Baker

Desired Position: President

Number of Children in LHA: 3

Background:

I have been part of Lakeville hockey for 8 years and have volunteered on the board for the last 4 years.  I have also volunteered to coach each season that we have been part of LHA.  I currently coach beginner U8 and the Lakeville Special Hockey Team. I currently have 3 children in LHA.  Brody will be a first-year Bantam, Dylan will be a second-year Squirt and my daughter Kenley will be in her second year of U8 hockey.

Accomplishments:

As a member of the HDC committee, I assist in the tryout process each season.  I have also worked to create programs like Roaming Coaches to ensure that all kids get the best hockey experience and development opportunities.

Team Goals/Plans:

I will expand transparency and communication with our members.  I will also work to enhance our operating budget so that we can simplify and reduce the cost of hockey where possible.  I will also work with our ice director and the city of Lakeville to reduce travel and ice time outside of Lakeville.  Lastly, I will continue to work to ensure that every child has a great youth hockey experience.  

Candidate Name: Brian Peterson

Desired Position: VP Operations

Number of Children in LHA: 2

Background:

8 Years involved in LHA. The 1st 3 years as a coach or assistant and the last 5 years as a member of the board. In those 5 years I have been the tournament director for all 5 years, as well as the VP of Operations for the last 2 years. In addition, was part of the planning committee the inaugural year of HDL.

Accomplishments:

Directed multiple successful tournaments including a number of district playoffs, regional playoffs, and a state tournament. In addition, I lead the tryout process into the 21st century by making evaluations completely secure, ensuring that the process remains as above board and transparent as possible. I did this by utilizing a platform for score entry and evaluation. I also assisted in bringing the 1st ever HDL to fruition.

Team Goals/Plans:

My goals for the board would be to continue to tweak the tryout process. It is not perfect and although I am not sure perfect is possible, we can improve. I also want to continue to work on using our resources wisely and looking at all avenues of expense to ensure we are being as fiscally responsible as possible, while also making sure we are continuously working to develop young athletes as well as young men and woman.


Elected Positions

Year Elected Position Title
Odd North Player Development Coordinator
Odd South Player Development Coordinator
Odd Ice Cats Player Development Coordinator
Odd Treasurer
Odd Secretary
Odd Equipment Director
Odd Squirt Director
Odd Mite Director
Odd Mite Prep Director
Odd North Association Head Coach
Even President
Even VP of Administration / District Representative
Even VP of Operations
Even South Association Head Coach
Even Registrar
Even Jr Gold Director
Even Bantam Director
Even Peewee Director
Even Girls U8/U10 Director
Even Girls U12/U15 Director

Non-Elected Positions

Position Title
Referee-in-Chief
Bookkeeper
Sponsorship Director
Tournament Director
Ice Director
Communications Director
Volunteer Coordinator
Association Team Manager
Technology Director
SafeSport Coordinator
Girls North High School Head Coach
Girls South High School Head Coach
Boys North High School Head Coach
Boys South High School Head Coach