the California Solar & Storage Association BOARD OF DIRECTORS ELECTION INFO

The California Solar & Storage Association has five board seats open for the 2019-2021 term. Nominations will be accepted until 5pm on October 18th. Headshots, a short bio, and statement of purpose are due no later than 5pm on October 19th. We encourage all of our members to be involved in the Association's leadership and governance through the Board of Directors. Please note that there is no "pay to play" structure to our Board. Board members are elected democratically with each member having one vote per seat. Only official liaisons to the the California Solar & Storage Association are able to vote. If you would like to change your liaison, please email Carter Lavin. Current board members and term dates may be seen here.  

Board seats available

There are 5 seats open in this election cycle, for the 2019-2021 term:
2 in the ‘Contractor’ category
1 in the ‘Manufacturer, Financier, Product Distributor, Project Developer’ category
2 in the ‘At-large’ category


On Thursday, October 11, 2018, the following candidates were nominated and accepted the nomination. Online nominations opened October 12th and will remain open until October 18th. Nominations will be updated as they are received and confirmed.  

2 ‘Contractor’ Nominations:

  • Rich Borba, JKB Energy

  • Noemi Gallardo, Sunrun 

1 ‘Manufacturer, Financier, Distributor or Project Developer’ Nomination:

  • Walker Wright, ENGIE Services

2 ‘At-Large’ Nominations:

  • Ben Airth, Center for Sustainable Energy

  • Les Nelson, IAPMO

Nominee Requirements

You may nominate incumbent board members, another eligible individual, or yourself. Our bylaws require that the nominee represent a company that has been a member of the California Solar & Storage Association for at least one year and, obviously, be a member in good standing currently. You may nominate more than one individual but we ask that you submit only one nominee per seat.  You will be required to submit forms individually if you are nominating more than one person. Only members in good standing have the power to nominate Directors. The nominee must fit the appropriate category (i.e. if the vacancy is for a contractor seat, the nominee must be a contractor or work for a contractor).

Submit your Nomination

Nominations have closed at this time. Thank you for your interest.

If you have any questions, please contact us.