Board Nominations 2017
Association and Foundation

Are You Ready to Answer the Call to Lead?

We were accepting nominations for both the CMBA and CMBF.  For more information, please scroll down. 
If you know of someone who is qualified and committed to helping lead our bar, please submit a simple letter explaining why you believe your nominee would be a good addition.  
Self-nominations are also encouraged.  All nominations should include the resume of the nominee; letters of reference are also encouraged.  I
f a prospective nominee has questions, contact Rebecca McMahon, Executive Director, or another current officer/trustee to learn more about serving.

All nominations were due by 5:00pm on Wednesday March 1, 2017, and should be sent to:
CMBA or CMBF Nominating Committee, c/o Executive Director, Rebecca Ruppert McMahon
If by Mail to: 1375 E. 9th Street, 2nd Floor, Cleveland, Ohio 44114 or By Email to:
rmcmahon@clemetrobar.org




Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association (CMBA)

By regulation, the CMBA annually invites any and all Members of the Association to submit their recommendations or self-nominations for future volunteer leadership positions. For the upcoming 2017-2018 Fiscal Year beginning July 1, 2017, the CMBA is accepting nominations for the following positions: 

Vice President: Serving one year as vice president before advancing for one year to president-elect, and then serving one year as president commencing July 1, 2019

Vice President of Membership: a two-year term

Vice President of Diversity & Inclusion: a two-year term

Trustee: six (6) Member lawyers to each serve one, three-year term as a member of the Board of Trustees

The primary consideration by which all candidates for an open position will be evaluated is a demonstrated history of service to the CMBA through engagement with and/or leadership of the CMBA’s Sections, Committees and/or CLE programs. In addition, our ideal CMBA officers and trustees will: 

  • be committed to the CMBA’s mission and goals
  • work collaboratively with others
  • offer adaptability, creativity, innovation and vision
  • have a passion for the legal profession
  • be open to considering different/new points of view
  • accountability
  • have earned the respect of peers
  • be energetic, responsive and follow-through
  • have time to devote to the CMBA and a willingness to make the CMBA a priority commitment
  • represent diverse life experiences and backgrounds

Current Association Leadership


Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Foundation (CMBF)

As the charitable, fundraising arm of the CMBA, the CMBF also annually invites any and all Members of the Association to submit their recommendations or self-nominations for future volunteer leadership positions. For the upcoming 2017-2018 Fiscal Year beginning July 1, 2017, the CMBF is accepting nominations for the following positions:

President-Elect: Serving one year as president-elect before advancing to a one-year term as president commencing July 1, 2018

Vice President of Endowment: a one-year term

Vice President of Special Events: a one-year term

Lawyer Trustee: Serving a two-year term, with opportunity to serve a maximum of three consecutive two-year terms (6 years total)

Community Trustee: Non-lawyers of the community; serving a two-year term, with opportunity to serve a maximum of three consecutive two-year terms (6 years total)

 Our ideal CMBF officers and board members will:

  • be engaged in the mission of the CMBF and the programs of the CMBA, and have a passion for the work of our Bar

  • have an ability to raise money

  • work collaboratively with others

  • provide connections throughout Cleveland

  • have capacity to serve

  • provide investment expertise and/or grant making experience

  • represent diverse life experiences, backgrounds, practice areas, segments of the legal and business communities

Current Foundation Leadership