Board of Director Elections

Voting Deadline: Monday, December 16, 2019; 11:59pm CST

The ACDS Board of Directors is the fiduciary body, responsible for governance of the ACDS and stewardship of its assets. It is empowered to act on behalf of the membership within the framework of the organization's bylaws and is legally, ethically, and morally responsible for performing its functions.

The ACDS currently has three openings for Board of Director positions, each will serve for a three year term which will become effective following the ACDS 31st Annual Meeting on March 19, 2020; in Denver, CO.

ACDS Board of Director Elections Timeline

Nomination Period August 16, 2019 - October 4, 2019 - CLOSED
Voting Period November 1, 2019 - December 16, 2019
Effective Period March 20, 2020 - March 9, 2023


Board of Director Results

Election results will be available at the General Membership Meeting during the ACDS 31st Annual meeting, Thursday, March 19, 2020, in Denver, CO.

Board of Director Responsibilities

The ACDS board of directors is composed of five officers and nine directors. The president, vice president, secretary-treasurer, president-elect, and immediate past president, as a group, form the Executive Committee, which has additional powers and accountabilities.

In carrying out their responsibilities, the board must function well in eight areas of accountability:

  • Fulfilling corporate responsibilities
  • Policymaking and policy dissemination
  • Selection, performance and evaluation of the executive director
  • Strategic planning
  • Fiduciary oversight
  • Interaction with the public
  • Oversight of the management function
  • Review of the accomplishments of the board and the president

Availability, accessibility, ideas and a passion for change and growth are minimum requirements for ACDS board members. Board members are expected to attend the Annual Board Meeting, held the evening prior to the ACDS Annual Meeting. Other meetings are periodically held throughout the year including quarterly conference calls.