Celebrating its 70th anniversary this year, the Lithuanian American Community, Inc., (LAC) is the only organization that unites all Lithuanians and their families living in America. The activities of the LAC are extremely diverse: they support Lithuanian schools, organize cultural events, song and dance festivals, sports tournaments, science symposiums, and represent American Lithuanians in the World Lithuanian Community. Its Board of Directors (Board) is the most important governing body of the LAC. It determines the direction and methods of the organization’s activities.
Therefore, these elections are especially important for Lithuanians living in the United States, as the decisions of the elected candidates will affect all Lithuanian communities in America.
The Council consists of 70 members, 60 of whom will be elected in May of this year. To ensure that all regions are represented on the Board, elections will be held in all LAC Chapters in the United States, which are divided into electoral regions. Chapter members elect their representatives directly. The number of candidates for the Board depends on the number of voters in that electoral region.
It is urgent for each of us to actively participate in the elections and responsibly select the candidates who will lead the Lithuanian Community of the United States for the next three years.
The LAC Board’s elections will take place between the 1st and 15th of May, 2021. Elections will be held in three ways: online, by mail, and in person (in the Chapters). All LAC members can vote.