Committee on Constitution & Bylaws


The ACS Committee on Constitution and Bylaws (C&B) works through subcommittees to

  • Review, interpret, and/or initiate appropriate actions on petitions to amend the Society's governing documents;
  • Review proposed amendments to bylaws of Local Sections, Divisions, and International Chemical Sciences Chapters; and
  • Prepare analyses on various issues and guideline documents.

Time Commitment

  • 3-4 hours per month depending on the number of items submitted to the Committee for review.
  • The Committee works year-round, mostly through email.

Documents of the Committee

Contact the C&B Committee

If you have any questions or comments about the work of the Committee on Constitution and Bylaws, contact us at

  • for the Committee’s Staff Liaison, Barbara Polansky, or
  • 202-872-4071 or 800-227-5558, ext. 4071 for the Staff Liaison, or
  • 225-636-2642 for the Committee Chair, Dr. James C. Carver