The ACS Council will be meeting by hybrid format on Wednesday, August 24, starting at 10:00 am Central Time. Councilors can participate in-person in Chicago, or access the meeting via virtual means. For those Councilors intending to participate in-person, the Council meeting will take place at the Sheraton Grand Chicago Riverwalk Hotel (also referred to as the Sheraton Grand). All Councilors will also need to be certified by August 1. Please look for further details coming from firstname.lastname@example.org, and we expect to post the Council agenda on or about July 13.
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]"