voteElections are now open for online voting!


Voting is open to all members except Associates and Junior Balloonists. Members with listed email addresses will receive an email with a link to vote. Members without email will be mailed a paper ballot.


You will need your BFA email address and your BFA number. You can find your BFA number by logging into the BFA website. It will be in the top right of the screen. All BFA members as of July 5, 2018 are eligible to vote except Associate members and Junior Balloonists. All seats are for 3 year terms.


NOTE: This year we have implemented an extra security measure. You will click the link below, enter your email address and your BFA number. Then the system will send an email to your email address with a "Secure Voter ID" number. Click on the link provided in that email, and it will take you to the voting page with your Secure Voter ID and then you will be able to vote. BE SURE to check any "Spam" or "Junk" folders if you do not receive your verified email within a few minutes.


All eligible voters can vote for BFA "At Large" Director.

You must reside in the region to vote for regional directors. 

You must be a member of HACD, PRO, or GAS divisions to vote for those candidates.

For those members without an email address, a paper ballot will be mailed.

Voting will end on August 25, 2018 at 8:00pm Central Standard Time.

Click here to VOTE NOW



If you need assistance, contact Scott Wooge (314) 422-5873) or Jill McConnell at the office (515-961-8809).


For those candidates that have provided profiles, you can click on their names to learn more about them.



BFA Board of Directors


At Large

Tamie Folley - Augusta, GA

Mark West - Sioux Falls, SD

Southeast Region Director

Henry Rosenbaum - Mechanicsville, VA

Jetta Schantz - Jacksonville Beach, FL

North Central

Tim Cloyd - Runnells, IA -  Incumbent

Kirk Bloom - Indianola, IA

Hot Air Competition Division

Officials - At Large

Mike Gilligan - Richardson, TX - Incumbent

Southeast Region

Ken Draughn - Burlington, NC

North Central Region

Jason Jones, Overland Park, KS - Incumbent

HACD By-Law Change

Click to read changes


(Vote for 2)

Louis Vitanza - Hillsborough, NJ - Incumbent

Brenda Cowlishaw - Bulverde, TX

Ken Draughn - Burlington, NC

Noah Forden - Saunderstown, RI



At Large Director

Laurie Givin - Lebanon, OH - Incumbent

Southeast Region

Matthew McClinton - Louisville, KY

North Central Region

Bruce Wood - Carbondale, CO - Incumbent

Western Region

Appointed by PRO Board.

Contact the PRO Board if interested