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Voting Deadline: Wednesday, December 20, 2023; 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.

Voting is now open for ACDS members to vote on the three Board of Director positions. All positions will become effective March 8, 2024 and serve a three year term following the ACDS 35th Annual Meeting.

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.



ACDS Board of Director Elections Timeline

Nomination Period: August 14, 2023 - October 9, 2023 - CLOSED
Voting Period: November 6, 2023 - December 20, 2023
Effective Date: March 8, 2024


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 or call (414) 918-9805 with any questions.


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