A Message From the New Officials Chair

Hello to all,

As the new chair of the Mid-Atlantic Association Officials Committee, it is my duty but most of all my pleasure to announce our newly elected officers of the Officials Committee.

To the office of secretary will be duly elected Frank Palombaro. While Frank is a mainstay from years of due diligent work on the committee, he has now taken on the task as committee secretary. Good luck to Frank in his service!

New to the office of vice chair is duly elected Maria Baptiste. While new to the committee and office (but not new to track and field), Maria brings a new perspective and energy to the position.

To the office of chair is duly elected Earl Edwards. This will be my second term as a committee member. My former office on the committee was vice chair. As chair, it will be my task to uphold the wonderful example that I’ve received from the former chair, my friend and mentor Ken Yerger.

The committee will start off running with the Penn Relays officials clinic, continuing with recertification of officials for the new Olympiad and USATF membership renewal. Those items will be the preeminent tasks on the Officials Committee’s agenda.

Earl Edwards