Results: Election for 2020-2021 Board

This year, JETAA officer elections for Texas and Oklahoma ran from Feb 11-Feb 18, 2020, with the results certified by the Press Officer and announced at the board meeting on Feb 18.

The following Alumni will lead JETAA Texoma in the 2020-2021 fiscal year!

  • President: Andy McCarthy
  • Vice-President: Mark Schneider
  • Treasurer: Jennifer Tucker
  • Secretary: Emily Gurvis
  • Webmaster: Rochelle Breen
  • Press Officer: Rochelle Breen
  • Regional Representative–Austin/Hill Country: Michelle Lu
  • Regional Representative–Houston/South Texas: Halee Haggerton
  • Regional Representative–Oklahoma: Sandi Morrow

Officers will assume their new roles beginning Mar 1, 2020.

No candidates stood to election for these positions:

  • Regional Representative–Dallas/North Texas
  • Regional Representative–San Antonio/West Texas

Alumni interested in learning more about fulfilling those roles should contact the press officer.

2020 Elections Begin for JETAA Texoma Officers

District 9 Alumni, the ballot box is now live for the 2020 election to fill all officer positions on the JETAA Texoma Board!

Please cast your vote using the ballot link in the latest newsletter. (If you didn’t receive one, or if you have issues otherwise with the ballot, please contact the press officer).

All incumbents but two (VP & Press Officer) are running for re-election, with no one nominated as Regional Representatives for San Antonio or DFW. (If you’re interested in serving those areas yourself, please contact us.)

Ballots must be received no later than Tuesday, February 18th. The results will be certified by the JETAA Texoma board at its next meeting and announced online shortly thereafter.

02/02/2020: Platform Submission Opens for 2020-2021 Officer Elections

Update: While we have received platforms for most positions, we still have a “need” to fill the following positions:

– Vice President
– Press Officer
– San Antonio Regional Rep
– DFW Regional Rep

We will extend platform submissions until Monday, February 3rd to try and fill these positions. If you’re thinking about submitting for these positions please feel free to contact current president, Andy McCarthy.

JETAA officers have a unique opportunity to continue their JET experience by organizing activities for our alumni community and interacting with local Japan-affiliated organizations.

As a board, we’re pleased to have become more active within the past couple of years, and we have even more ideas in the pipeline (especially as potential hosts for the 2020 JETAA USA National Convention in the fall), so now is an exciting time to become part of the board!

On January 13, 2020, we sent by newsletter the call for submissions for this year’s officer elections with all the details needed to run in the election. Only JET Program Alumni are eligible to apply, and platforms must be received no later than Monday, January 27th.

Shortly after that, the ballot will be made public and the election will begin. The voting period will be one to two-weeks long (deadline TBA with the election announcement).

After elections conclude and results are announced, there will be a transition period for departing officers to pass on their knowledge and new board members to begin planning for the year. The new board will begin officially presiding over JETAA Texoma affairs in the spring.

If you are a JET Program Alumni living in TX or OK but did not receive the newsletter announcement, please contact webmaster [at]