The American Civil War Association

2022 Board of Directors:

President - Nickolas Marinelli

Vice President - Dale Mossberger

Secretary - Cormac Kelly

Treasurer - Michael Hearty

Union Brigade Commander - Colonel Mace Gjerman​​

Confederate Brigade Commander - Colonel Scott Parish

Civilian Coordinator - Alaina Young




Elections for 2023 Board of Directors will be held soon.  All members in good standing over the age of 18 may run for any office.  In addition to Officer positions of President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer, the offices of Union Commander, Confederate Commander, and Civilian Coordinator are open for 2023.

Brigades are encouraged to have their own meetings and elections to determine a single candidate to nominate for Brigade Commander. As our new Bylaws (and California law) require that ALL members of the ACWA be allowed to vote for ALL Board positions, the Brigades can ensure that only their own approved candidate is nominated for the general election by putting forth a single candidate. 


Nominations for all Board positions should be sent to the Vice-President and must be postmarked or sent by email between October 1st and October 15th.Candidates should include a statement of their qualifications for distribution with ballots.


The Vice-President will appoint a three-member election committee to prepare and mail out ballots on October 31st.


The election will be held—and ballots must be postmarked—between November 1st and November 15th.


The ballots will be counted by the Election Committee, and the results transmitted to the Vice-President.


The Vice-President will present the results to the Board of Directors for approval.  Once approved by the Board of Directors, the results will be announced by email to the membership no later than November 30th.