Deadline approaches to submit nominations for ACSA VP and VPLA

August 24, 2020
Nominations for vice president and vice president of legislative action of ACSA for 2021-22 are due Sept. 8, 2020. The office of vice president is seen as key in helping set the direction of the association, as it is the direct route to the presidency. The vice president of legislative action’s main responsibility is to provide leadership to the board on matters involving legislative action and political activity. “The positions of vice president and vice president of legislative action of ACSA are critical steps on the pathway to leading our organization. It is an opportunity for a dedicated ACSA member to model the mission and vision of ACSA and to participate in the leadership of ACSA as a member of the Executive Committee,” said ACSA Past-president Linda Kaminski. “I encourage all eligible ACSA members to embrace this opportunity to ensure that ACSA continues to be in the forefront of leadership for excellence and equity for California students.” Duties and responsibilities of the vice president include:
  • Attend all board meetings.
  • Know the association and the board president’s duties.
  • Be prepared to perform the board president’s duties when called upon.
  • Serve on the Executive Committee.
  • Chair the association’s Finance Committee.
  • Work closely as a consultant and advisor to the board president.
  • Develop rapport and a close working relationship with the executive director and board president.
  • Carry out special assignments from the board president.
A major responsibility of the vice president is to serve in the place of the president-elect or president during their absence, or to assume the office of president-elect should it become vacant. To prepare for this role, service on the Board of Directors, Leadership Assembly or as region president or state chairperson is preferable. Candidates representing all regions are encouraged to apply.  Duties and responsibilities of the vice president for legislative action include:
  • Preside over meetings of the PAC Board of Directors.
  • Attend all board meetings.
  • Serve on the executive committee.
  • Know the association and the duties of the board and executive committee.
  • Chair meetings of the region vice presidents for legislative action and serve as the liaison between them and the board.
  • Provide background information and recommendations to the board on candidate endorsements.
  • Develop rapport and a close working relationship with the Executive Director and the staff of the Governmental Relations Department.
  • Provide the board with up-to-date information on legislative and political issues.
The vice president for legislative action’s main responsibility is to provide leadership to the board on matters involving legislative action and political activity. To prepare for this role, he or she should have a history of active involvement in the association’s legislative activities and a history of involvement in, and a keen understanding of, political activities.  The nominating committee will also work to solicit enough candidates to ensure a balanced slate. The nomination form is at acsa.org/officernominations. For more information, contact Lori Allred.

Members have until Sept. 8 to submit online form


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