Governing Bodies of the American Chemical Society


"The popular deliberative assembly of the SOCIETY shall be known as the Council, which shall be composed of the President, the President-Elect, the Directors, the Past Presidents, the Executive Director, the Secretary, and Councilors representing Local Sections and Divisions, all of whom shall be known as voting Councilors, if MEMBERS of the SOCIETY. Twenty percent of elected Councilors shall be elected by Divisions and 80% shall be elected by Local Sections. Each Division and each Local Section shall elect Councilors and Alternate Councilors as provided in the Bylaws. In addition to performing such duties as may be prescribed by the Constitution and Bylaws of the SOCIETY, the Council shall act as an advisory body in matters pertaining to the general management of the SOCIETY.

“The Council also shall include as nonvoting Councilors persons whose SOCIETY positions enable them to contribute special knowledge and viewpoints to Council debate or to benefit in the discharge of their SOCIETY responsibilities from Council discussion, as specified in the Bylaws." [ACS Constitution, Article VII]

Previous Council Agendas

Council Minutes

  • Minutes San Francisco - August 13, 2014
  • Minutes Dallas - March 19, 2014
  • Minutes Indianapolis - September 11, 2013
  • Minutes New Orleans - April 10, 2013

Oral Reports to Council

  • Committee
    • San Francisco, August 13, 2014
    • Dallas, March 19, 2014
    • Indianapolis, September 11, 2013
    • New Orleans, April 10, 2013
  • Officers
    • Board Page

Policies, Procedures, and Guidelines

  • CPC
    • Reports to Council
    • Guidelines for Visual Presentations and Handouts
    • C&EN Comments by Committee Chairs
    • Special Discussions for Council Meetings
  • Nominations and Elections
  • Membership Affairs

Other Council Related Items