2018 Committee Preferences

It is time to begin the process of making appointment to ACS Council-related committees for 2017.  If you are interested in serving on an ACS Committee, the online committee preference form for committee assignments will be open from March 27-June 9, 2017 at https://www.yellowbook.acs.org/.  Here are some highlights to remember:

  • ConC only makes the recommendations for committee appointment and reappointments. The ACS President and Board Chair approve the actual recommendations made by ConC, both individually and jointly in late fall.
  •  Keep in mind that these are working committees; regular attendance at committee and subcommittee meetings (often held at national meetings) are required and most important.
  • Most initial appointments to committees are for associate positions.  Associates are appointed for one-year and must also complete the preference form in order to seek reappointment on the committee in which they currently serve. 
  • Those finishing a term or who have reached the statutory limit on a committee especially need to complete the online form to reaffirm their interest and commitment to service in the Society.
  • It is helpful to list four of the Council-related committees.  If you are currently serving on a committee, your current committees will be listed, along with the term expiration date. 
  • After selecting your preferred committees, you will then provide details about your qualifications.  I must emphasize that it is very helpful to the President, Board Chair and ConC and to those respective committees selected, to include specific details about your qualifications for appointment. 
  • Upon completion of your preferences and qualifications, you will receive a confirmation that will highlight your selections and confirmation that your submissions have been received.
  • You can also use this system to update your Yellow Book contact and biographical information throughout the year.  Contact the ACS Secretary’s Office at secretary@acs.org if you don’t receive information about the online preference form.