The Samvera Steering Group announces a Special Election for one seat on the group, set to begin October 15.

In summer 2018, Samvera saw the unanticipated departure of Debra Hanken-Kurtz from Steering, creating a vacancy within the Steering Group.  

At this time, Steering is opening nominations to fill this seat.  

Nominees for 2018 Special Election

Please click to view the list of nominees and statements of purpose


The elected party will serve for a term to include both the remainder of the coming year, and an automatic roll-over to a three year term following, starting August 1, 2019, for a total of just under four years.  This seat is eligible for re-election for a subsequent three year term, should the seat-holder choose to run again in 2022.

Samvera Steering provides a unique opportunity for community leadership and to provide direction to a key effort in the future of memory institutions.  

Responsibilities of Steering

Current work includes:

Those considering running for Steering should review and have the support of their institution for fiscal and time commitments related to the role.  Details of the responsibilities of Steering can be found on the Samvera Wiki.

Requirements for Nomination:

To Nominate yourself or another qualified candidate, please visit:


Questions or Comments?
Please contact the Election Committee
Jon Dunn - Indiana University
Ryan Steans - Northwestern University