The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) will hold elections early next year for two open seats on its six-member Board of Governors. Nominations for one chiropractor seat and one public member seat may be submitted on the ACA website from Sept. 14 through Oct. 9. The ACA House of Delegates (HOD) will vote on the candidates during its annual meeting in February 2021.
“This is a chance for ACA members to make a significant impact on the future of this association and the chiropractic profession by stepping forward to share their knowledge, gifts and talents…or nominating someone who they believe would make a great asset to the association,” notes ACA President Robert C. Jones, DC. “I can personally attest that serving in leadership is a challenge that is filled with opportunities to learn and grow. It has been one of the most gratifying professional experiences of my career.”
Candidates for ACA board positions should have a strong level of knowledge regarding ACA and the chiropractic profession. They should have the ability to inspire and empower others, including the ability to recruit new members and mentor young leaders within the association.
Candidates should also be strategic in terms of thinking and decision making. They should be able to see the big picture while looking forward, using logic and reasoning to identify issues as well as the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.
In addition, candidates should have experiencing in understanding and analyzing financial reports. They should have the ability to review and analyze proposed budgets while keeping in mind ACA’s resources, strategic goals, and priorities.
Every candidate for governor (except the public member) must be a member of ACA 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. Candidates for the public member position will run against the incumbent.
Governors and the public member are eligible to serve up to two consecutive 3-year terms. For detailed information on qualifications and expectations for ACA Board of Governors members, click here.
For questions about nominations and board elections, email [email protected].