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Lee Woodward is a Texas Registered Municipal Clerk, a Master Municipal Clerk with the International Institute of Municipal Clerks, has completed the Texas Certified Public Manager program, and holds the NAP PRP and AIP CP credentials. She is active in Texas Women Leading Government, the National Association of Government Archives and Records Administrators (NAGARA), the Texas Association of Municipal Information Officers (TAMIO), and the National Digital Stewardship Alliance (NDSA). She is a graduate of Texas A & M University, College Station, and Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore.


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GGEU President: Karen Cole, M.D., PRP

It is with great pride and humility that I greet you as the newly elected President of Green Gavel Electronic Unit (GGEU). It is my commitment to excellence, my thirst for knowledge, my dedication to learning experiences and cultivating innovative ideas, and my desire to have everyone’s voice appropriately represented in the assembly, that has driven me to assume the presidency.

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2022-2024 Officers

Brenda Kennedy
First Vice President

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Brenda P. Kennedy, JD, PRP, a member of the NAP since 2005 and of GGEU since 2017, currently serves as its First Vice-President and Chairperson of its Membership Committee. She is an active member of the following parliamentary organizations: the American College of Parliamentary Lawyers; the Electronic Association of Parliamentarians, Bylaws and Rules Committee, Chairperson; the Austin Parliamentarians; the Lu Russell Parliamentary Unit; and, the Betty S. Green Chapter of the American Institute of Parliamentarians. She also currently serves as the Western Area Parliamentarian of the Links, Incorporated, and professionally as the Judge of the 403rd District Court and the Presiding Judge of the Travis County Criminal Courts.

Traci Branford-Marquis
Second Vice President

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Traci Bransford-Marquis is our GGEU Second Vice-President and previously served as the Treasurer for 2019-21. She has been a member of NAP since 2014. She has served on the following NAP committees: Style, Editing and Punctuation Committee 2020-2021, Legal Services Committee-2020-2021 and Bylaws Committee -- 2020 -2023. She is the National Training Conference Workshop Coordinator for 2022 and is Chair, Professional Responsibility and Member Discipline Committee - 2021-2023.

Pamela Chavira
Secretary

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Retired Educator: Principal 14 years; Teacher 17 years Upland Unified School District Member of The Links, Incorporated, Claremont Area (CA) Chapter – 9 years. Offices held: Recording Secretary, Technology Chair, Vice President Membership, Membership Chair and Red Dress Fundraiser Chair.


Kelley Jones
Treasurer

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Kelley R. Jones, PRP, became a member of the National Association of Parliamentarians (NAP) in the Lake Mead Unit in Las Vegas, Nevada in 2014. She is the current treasurer of the Nevada State Association of Parliamentarians. Kelley is excited and proud to serve as the treasurer for GGEU for the 2021-2023 biennium.

Robin Sherrod
Corresponding Secretary

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Robin is a proud charter member of Green Gavel Electronic Unit and Electronic Association of Parliamentarians. She is a Registered Parliamentarian (RP) with the National Association of Parliamentarians and currently serves on the Education Committee with the Electronic Association of Parliamentarians.


Tanya Johnson
Chaplain

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Tanya “Tan” Johnson, MPA, DTM, PRP is a member of the Albuquerque Parliamentarian Unit, (APU) since 2012 and Green Gavel Electronic Unit (GGEU) and the American Institute of Parliamentarians (AIP) since 2019. She is a past President of the APU, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc, Iota Xi Omega Chapter and Early Birds Toastmasters. Johnson is the chair for the 2022 NTC conference in Albuquerque, NM. She holds a master’s degree in Public Administration with a concentration in Public Personnel Management.


Esther Heller
Parliamentarian

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Esther A. Heller is a mathematician turned engineer turned diversity consultant turned parliamentarian. Esther joined the National Association of Parliamentarians in 2006 and earned her Professional Registered Parliamentarian credential in 2013. She is a past president of California State Association of Parliamentarians (CSAP). She's looking forward to contributing to GGEU as Parliamentarian in this biennium.


Joyce Ballard
Historian

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I am retired from the State of California after a 30 year career as an administrator with both the Department of Rehabilitation and Department of Corrections, a charter member of GGEU and a Registered Parliamentarian since 2019. I am a graduate of Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, Fl., and received a master’s degree from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois in Rehabilitation Counseling. As a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., and The Links, Inc. I have held positions of President, Treasurer, Foundation President, and currently Parliamentarian.

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