Monday, December 21, 2020; 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 Board of Director positions and the President-Elect position open. All positions will become effective March 19, 2021, following the ACDS 32nd Annual Meeting.
The candidate with the majority of votes for the President-Elect position will be appointed to the President-Elect position with the runner-up being appointed as the Vice President. Both positions will serve for a two year term.
The three candidates with the majority of the votes will be appointed to the three open Board of Director positions. Each Director will serve for a three year term.
All positions will become effective March 19, 2021, following the ACDS 32nd Annual Meeting.
ACDS Board of Director Elections Timeline
|Nomination Period||August 17, 2020 - October 8, 2020 - CLOSED|
|Voting Period||November 9, 2020 - December 21, 2020|
|Effective Date||March 19, 2021|
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.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.