Dear Members of the ATAA Community,

The Assembly of Turkish American Associations (ATAA) is pleased to inform you of the ATAA 2019 Election Results.

All candidates were nominated and selected in strict accordance with the ATAA bylaws and procedures. Those candidates who were nominated expressed their voluntary and explicit agreement that the nomination of each was appropriate and that their candidacy met both the spirit and word of the ATAA charter, bylaws and mission.

The results of this election are certified by the Tellers Committee as accurate, true, and correct. Specifically, it is certified that all election ballots have been received and secured by this office, that all ballots counted have been verified to be ballots of actual and paid members of the ATAA, that no duplicate ballots have been counted, and that all ballots counted were received timely by our office. The Ballots were counted by the Teller’s Committee on September 19, 2019.

The results showing the new Directors of the ATAA are as follows below:

  • Mazlum Koşma, President-Elect
  • Nilüfer Esen Bilgin, Secretary
  • Zülfünar Rasin, Capital Region VP
  • İlhan Geçkil, Mid-Atlantic Region VP
  • Fuat Ornarlı, Southeast Region VP
  • Bircan Ünver, New York Region VP
  • Yenal Küçüker, Northeast Region VP
  • Yücel Burdurlu Tavolara, Midwest Region VP
  • Şevket Numanoğlu, Northwest Region VP

The two-year terms of the newly elected Board of Directors members commenced on October 6, 2019.  For more information on the newly elected board, please click here:

The ATAA would like to thank all candidates and members who participated in the elections process.