At the APA Council of Representatives meeting in July, council members approved sending to the APA membership for a vote a proposed bylaws amendment that would prevent members-at-large of APA's Board of Directors from seeking re-election. Council also voted to send pro/con statements with the proposed amendment.
The ballot and the pro/con statements will be sent to APA members on Nov. 1 with the Apportionment Ballot.
Below is the proposed bylaws amendment; bracketed text is to be deleted and underlined text is to be added.
Bylaw article VII, Board of Directors, Section 1
1. The Board of Directors shall consist of the President, the President-elect, the Past President, the Recording Secretary, the Treasurer, the chief staff officer (without vote), the APAGS Representative to the Council of Representatives (without vote) and six others elected by a preferential ballot by those Members [and from those Members holding seats on Council during the year immediately preceding the election] holding seats on Council during the year preceding the election and from those members holding seats on Council representing Divisions or State, Provincial and Territorial Psychological Associations during the year immediately preceding the election. Directors not serving ex officio shall serve for staggered terms of three years. All members of the Board of Directors shall serve until their successors are elected and qualify.
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