ACA Volunteer Leadership Opportunities

ACA offers membership opportunities to serve in a volunteer leadership role on its board of governors, various committees, task forces and advisory boards, as well appointments to outside organizations.

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Applying for a committee, task force or advisory board position

ACA members are encouraged to submit an application for a position on the organization’s various committees, task forces and advisory boards.

  • A committee performs or focuses on a function that requires ongoing attention on behalf of the larger group and often must limit their size to assure it operates efficiently. Responsibilities include a time commitment to committee meetings and/or conference calls usually 8-10 times per year as well as emails and specific assignments.
  • A task force addresses a specialized task for a short period and then disbands. Work is usually conducted by email and conference calls. Members undertake assignments on a short-term basis and is completed once the specific responsibilities delegated to them are achieved.
  • An advisory board provides advise or support on a narrowly-defined strategic goal or objective. Members use their unique experiences and professional expertise to assess a project or other organizational initiatives and provides feedback. Work is conducted by email and/or conference calls. Time commitments for these activities is generally minimal, and a committee or staff member would contact you when your expertise or assistance is needed.

Appointees serve a one-year term and are expected to attend meetings; support and defend ACA policies and programs; promote interest, active participation and membership in ACA; remain a member in good standing; financially support ACA-PAC, NCLAF and or ACF; and attend ACA conferences and events. 

ACA's President appoints the chair and members of all ACA committees, task forces and advisory boards.

Applying for a position as an ACA appointee to an external organization or agency

ACA collaborates with a wide range of external organizations and agencies and seeks experienced volunteers who are interested in representing ACA. ACA's President appoints external appointees and time commitments vary for each group.  External appointees are familiar with ACA's strategic plan and annual goals to represent ACA's interests, and updates the ACA Board of Governors on the external organization's goals, activities, initiatives or other related matters. Appointees are required to attend meetings of the external organization as required; support and defend ACA policies and programs; promote interest, active participation and membership in ACA; remain a member in good standing; financially support ACA-PAC, NCLAF and or ACF; and attend ACA conference and events. The organizations and/or agencies include but are not limited to PCORI, AMA, CCE and WFC, etc.

Applying for a position on ACA’s Board of Governors

ACA’s Board of Governors is composed of a president, vice president, three governors who are voting members, one public member and the executive vice president as corporate secretary who are non-voting members. Every candidate, except the public member, is required to be an ACA member (including SACA) in continuous good standing for at least two years immediately preceding the election, hold an active chiropractic license in the chiropractic profession and be current in all financial obligations to ACA. The president and vice president are eligible to serve no more than two (2) consecutive one (1) year terms, and governors and the public member are eligible to serve no more than two (2) consecutive three (3) year terms.

ACA's Board of Governors' primary responsibility is to represent the best interests of the organization and assist in accomplishing the objectives, strategic plan and purposes of ACA. They hold at least four (4) meetings during a fiscal year to include the annual meeting. The remaining three (3) meetings include virtual meetings at times and places deemed appropriate by the board, and additional meetings could be held at other times as requested by the president.

ACA Board of Governors Nominations

ACA Board of Governors Nominations Timeline 
January-February, 2018     Candidates campaign for election 
March 1, 2018  ACA Board of Governors elected into office at 2018 House of Delegates Meeting in Washington, DC. 


The Nominating Committee seeks individuals who possess leadership competencies in communications, business acumen, leadership, chiropractic expertise and/or relationship management. Applicants must submit their application electronically through the virtual volunteer nomination application center. Select the Download Instructions button for detailed instructions on how to submit your application. Or, to begin the submission process immediately, select the Submit Nomination button.

Questions? Contact ACA at 703.276.8800 or email