Local Section Activities Committee (LSAC)

Mission Statement

LSAC will work with local sections to enhance their success, to promote the well-being of their members, to foster the spirit of volunteerism, and to carry out the mission of the American Chemical Society at the professional and community level.

Vision Statement

The Local Section Activities Committee will continue to focus on ACS members at the local section level so that local sections will:

  • Access tailored ACS services delivered by various means that include transitioning toward electronic delivery via the Internet
  • Effectively partner with Divisions and other units
  • Increase member participation in local section events and programs
  • Be infused with leaders having acquired leadership skills for developing sustainable activities and programs that foster member volunteerism and ensure value and satisfaction
  • Receive customized feedback and recognition that focuses on the development of each local section to realize its full unique potential
  • Clearly identify and value the Local Section Activities Committee as a key peer resource

Guiding Principles/Core Values

  • principles and values guide LSAC in executing its mission:
  • ACS's strength lies in its local sections and divisions
  • Local Sections are our customers
  • LSAC will be a peer resource to local sections
  • LSAC will emphasize direct input and dialog with sections
  • LSAC is responsible to be the point of contact with other ACS entities on behalf of local sections

For more information, view the areas of focus, LSAC has defined in recent summit meetings or visit Member Communities. Address correspondence to:

American Chemical Society

Member Communities
1155 Sixteenth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036

Phone: 202-872-6150
Fax: 202-872-4353

Email: olsa@acs.org

Strategic Plan for 2015 and Beyond

ACS invites all chemical scientists and engineers to join us in achieving this vision.