Leon RPEN’s next State Vice-President was selected during a special teleconference meeting of our Executive Committee Thursday morning, December 19, 2019. The vote was unanimous in favor of Leon Borden, current President of the Fernley Chapter of RPEN. Leon who joined RPEN in September 2002 after retiring from the State of Nevada’s Department of Motor Vehicles where he worked in their IT Department. Leon ran for State Vice-President earlier this year against Ruth Kilmer from Las Vegas and Kilmer won that election. The VP typically serves a two year term, however the former VP who was elected two years ago resigned the post in July which meant that the newly elected VP, according to RPEN’s Bylaws and Procedures, immediately moved into the State Presidency as of October 1. This special meeting of the Executive Committee was necessary because again, per our Bylaws and Procedures, the Committee was tasked with filling the VP vacancy. Leon announced his interest in the VP vacancy at the end of RPEN’s Annual Convention, and there was one other candidate who expressed an interest in the post, Lonnie Strait, Vice-President of the Summerlin Chapter.
RPEN congratulates Leon Borden and we look forward to seeing him at our next Executive Committee meeting scheduled to be held at our State Office in Carson City January 21-22.