Section Calendar



  • New Officers and Board Managers (BOM) take office
  • Section Slate due to Sections Coordinator and District Chair
  • Treasurer: Section Financial Report due end of July– email/send to IES Sections Coordinator, District Chair, and IES Director of Finance


(EVENT: IES Annual Conference Aug. 8-11, 2019 in Louisville, KY)

  • President to Schedule Section BOM Yearly Meeting and Nominate Chair Appointments
  • Program Chair works together with officers to plan program year – (8) Programs/Events
  • Section President and/or other officers to attend District Executive Council meeting (usually at Annual Conference)


(EVENT: IES Street and Area Lighting Conference Sep. 22-25, 2019 in San Diego, CA)

  • Section President Report due September 15th to District Chair




  • Section President Report due December 15th to District Chair





  • Nomination Committee works on finding new candidates for new Officer/Board of Managers election ballot in April
  • Consider new officers, board members, and committee chairs


  • Section President Report due: March 15th to District Chair
  • Leadership Forum Grant is announced


(EVENT: IES Research Symposium – April 27-30, 2020 in Orlando, FL)

  • Section Officer Elections – send ballot to choose officers / new leadership for the next program year


(EVENT: Lightfair International – May 5-7, 2020 in Las Vegas, NV)

  • Elections finalized, results entered on Section Slate, sent to Sections Coordinator & District Chair
  • Section President and/or other officer to attend District Executive Council meeting (usually at Lightfair)


  • Section President Report due: June 15th to District Chair
  • 2019-2020 Section Slate due to Sections Coordinator and District Chair
  • Treasurer: Start preparing 2019-2020 Section Financial Report, due end of July

*Section Leadership is expected to attend District Executive Council (DEC) Meetings. Sections should budget for two DEC’s per Program Year. The District has some travel funds available upon request if Sections lack appropriate funds to support attendance. DEC’s may take place at any point throughout the year, and are planned by the District Chair.