Governor-Elect Candidates

Pre Capital District Bylaws, all Kiwanis club members who have:

  • a clear criminal history background check conducted and verified by Kiwanis International;
  • been a member of a Kiwanis club in this district for at least six (6) years;
  • completed a term as Lieutenant Governor in this district

are eligible to submit their name for the office of 2022-2023 Capital District Governor-Elect.

In order to submit, a candidate for District Governor-Elect must have the support of the majority of the clubs in the candidate’s division. This shall be documented by a letter from the majority of such club presidents indicating the date of the vote by the membership or Board of Directors of each such club.

Candidates for the office of Governor-Elect must file with the Executive Director a statement indicating their intent to be a candidate and a summary of their club, division and district activities and copies of club support letters.

These may be filed no earlier than September 1 of the year prior to the year of candidacy.

This page will be updated on or after January 14, 2022 in accordance with Section 7, Subsection B, Item c., Sub-Item i. of the District Policy Statements, to serve as the District-wide announcement of the candidacy of all persons whose submissions are complete and submitted to the District Office by that point.

Candidates listed in order of candidacy:

February 16, 2022:

Past Lt. Governor Will H. Nathan, Jr. of the Kiwanis Club of Greater Landover with the support of the Kiwanis clubs of Division 3 has been officially certified today as a candidate for the office of 2022-2023 Capital District Kiwanis Governor-Elect.

Letter of Intent and Qualifications submitted by Will Nathan, Jr.

My service oriented style and leadership led me to be involved in the following service groups: Circle K, International Alumni, Immediate Past President, Kiwanis Club of Greater Landover, Past Lieutenant Governor, Kiwanis International, Capital District Division One,  Past President, Kiwanis International  Capital District Division One, Foundation , Distinguished Past President NW Washington Kiwanis Club, Past Kiwanis Advisor Theodore Roosevelt HS Keyclub and Bowie State University, Circle K International, Kiwanis Advisor and a D1 Club Counselor with the Kiwanis Formula Team. Most telling is my work as a Zone Administrator Capital District Keyclub Adult Board and Divisional Coordinator for National Capital District Membership Committee. 

I am a very modest professional with a background in banking and non profit fundraising ,a veteran of the United States military, and member of the Kiwanis Capital District for over 10 years. 
Attached to this email you will find letters of endorsement from five clubs in division three supporting my run for Capital District Governor-Elect for the 2022-2023 administrative year.

I have been long viewed as a transformational leader that pride myself on not doing the old transactional way of leading a group or organization. I am an aspiring scholar and professional that the district should consider. I am a forward thinker…. as well as a results orientated individual.

I do believe that I would be an asset to the Kiwanis Capital District Board. There is  no doubt that I will interact well throughout the  organization and the district. It is for the above reasons  that I enthusiastically submit this letter of intent for the candidacy, seeking to fill the office of Governor-Elect 2022-2023. If you have questions regarding this submission, please feel to reach out to me directly at 301-852-1585 or

March 4, 2022:

Past Lt. Governor Eric Lamb of the Kiwanis Club of Charlottesville with the support of the Kiwanis clubs of Division 9 has been officially certified today as a candidate for the office of 2022-2023 Capital District Kiwanis Governor-Elect.

II began my Kiwanis experience in June 2016 when I became a member of the Kiwanis Club of Charlottesville Virginia. I was a two term Club President in 2017-18 and 2018-19. I then was elected at the Lt. Governor of Division 9 for two terms 2019-20 and 2020-21. I have been active at the district level as a member and then Chair of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee also serving as Chair of the Public Relations Committee 2020- 21 and am currently in that role. I am also serving at the Regional Membership Coordinator for the Heart of Virginia Region. I am also an active member of the Capital District Education Team. I served as OCON chair during the 2019-20 year, this conference was shifted to an online education conference due to Covid and was a successful event. I am proud to be a Kiwanis club coach and have successfully helped many clubs move past difficult circumstances. I was elected Lt. Governor Class President and served in that post during the 2020-21 year.

I have helped to lead the opening of two new Kiwanis Clubs, the Kiwanis Club of Orange County and The Kiwanis club of the Jackson River Area and became a charter member of both.

I have attended District Conventions in the Capital District since my joining Kiwanis in 2016 and have been a presenter at the last 3 DCON’s and Midyear conferences.

You can read Eric Lamb’s full materials here