Committee on Committees (ConC)
Vision: ACS is served by an effective and dynamic committee system.
Mission: To ensure the ACS Committees are optimally organized, resourced and engaged.
The committee charged by ACS Bylaws with maintaining a healthy committee system for all Council related committees is aptly named the Committee on Committees, or ConC. The committee is composed of 15 members and the President-Elect as Ex-officio member, and is one of three Council committees of the American Chemical Society whose members are elected directly by the Council.
ConC’s responsibilities are listed in the ACS Bylaws:
- acting for the Council in the selection of Council-related Society bodies by assisting and advising in the appointment of the chairs and members of such Society bodies;
- studying and making recommendations to the Council concerning the responsibilities and size of all Council related Society bodies, including proposals to disband, create, or merge them;
- coordinating the agenda and meeting times of the Standing Committees of the Council and Society Committees and assuring adequate exchanges of views on issues of general concern; and
- making recommendations on the assignment of substantive responsibility to committees for review of petitions to amend the Constitution and Bylaws.
ACS invites all chemical scientists and engineers to join us in achieving this vision.