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ACA Members Approve New Governance Structure

Members of the ACA have approved a new governance structure which will see an election of directors for a 15 man board take place in July.

At a Special Meeting of the Membership in Las Vegas on March 22, 2012, members of ACA International approved bylaw amendments and a transition plan that will reshape the association’s governance structure. The changes will include the elimination of the Executive Committee, a significant reduction in the size of the ACA Board, and the creation of the new Council of Delegates.

On Dec. 15, 2011, the ACA Board reviewed and approved changes to the bylaws and standard operating procedures. Member approval of the proposed bylaw changes and transition plan that occurred on March 22 was the final step needed to begin implementing the new structure.

The transition plan includes the following key dates:

  • May 18, 2012: Deadline for ACA’s corporate secretary to receive applications from candidates wishing to run for the 12 open 2012/13 board seats. The application form and additional campaign information are available for download here.
  • June 18, 2012: Corporate secretary notifies Council of Delegates of the slate of board candidates.
  • July 18, 2012: Current board is seated as the new Council of Delegates.
  • July 18, 2012: Council of Delegates votes in 12 directors, four to serve three-year terms, four to serve two-year terms, and four to serve a one-year term. They will join current officers Tom Stockton (2012/13 president), Leslie Bender (2012/13 president-elect) and Tim Mabry (2012/13 treasurer).
  • July 18, 2012: New board is seated.

ACA members can review detailed information about the new governance structure and transition at