Our 2021 election season is underway and we are seeking nominations for the positions below. 

Vice President

As you know, our founder and longtime President Jeff Nussbaum is stepping down at the end of this year so we held elections a year ago for new officers including Vice President.  The Vice President, who is also the "President-Elect", normally serves for two years, assisting the President and "learning the ropes", and then steps into the role of President for two additional years. Stan Curtis was elected and is serving one year in that role instead of two since Jeff wishes to step down at the end of 2021, and will become President in January for two years. We now seek nominations for Stan's successor as Vice President and the next future President of the HBS.


Among the other changes made were term limits for officers and members of the Board of Directors. Directors now serve 3-year terms and may be run for re-election for one additional consecutive term. To accomplish the new rotation, two members of Board who had been appointed prior to last year's election needed to volunteer to have their terms end this year and a single Board position would be open for election this year. Those Board members are Steven Lundahl and Arnold Myers. They are eligible to run for one additional term in this election should they choose to do so. We are seeking additional nominations.

NEW!! Member, Editorial Board of the Historic Brass Journal

Executive Editor Stew Carter, the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors are excited to announce changes in the composition of the Editorial Board as well as a new internship program! (Watch for more on that later...)

To further promote transparency, accessibility and diversity, Editorial Board procedures have been revised to enable the membership of the Historic Brass Society to nominate and elect 50 percent of the Editorial Board members. Members may nominate themselves or others for candidacy. To ensure the continued expertise and capabilities of the Editorial Board, nominees should meet the main criteria outlined on our website. All nominations will be reviewed by the Nominating Committee and a slate of candidates who meet the job specification criteria will be presented to the membership during the upcoming Board Election cycle.

We will soon post details of those changes as well as of the new internship program.

Nominations Period is Now Open!

The Nomination Period is open from now through November 7. Nominations close on 11/7 and electronic voting will happen from 11/15 to 12/15. You must be a member of record for the 2021 membership year by the end of November 7th to vote. If you are not yet a member (or have lapsed) and you wish to vote in this election, you may either sign up on our website for a single year 2021 membership or save some money and sign up for a three-year 2021-2023 membership.

You can view the descriptions and requirements of each position here: Leadership and Staff Positions and Committees

As always, we continue to seek additional volunteers for staff positions and committees. In particular we need additional help with membership and website and other technical assistance.

Send your nomination (including self-nomination) to: nominations (at) historicbrass.org by November 7, 2021.