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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]
Special Meeting of Council – April 20, 2020
The Council Policy Committee approved a Special Meeting of the Council on April 20, 2020 for voting Councilors to hear from and question the four nominees for ACS President-Elect 2021 in preparation for a subsequent Council Ballot to select two of them as candidates. All voting Councilors will receive an invitation from ACS Webinars to register for this event. Balloting will be conducted via the web after the meeting from Monday, April 27 thru Friday, May 1, 2020. Information on the nominees for ACS President-Elect, 2021 can be found in the Philadelphia Council agenda below (pages 19-28), and on the Elections page.
Previous Council Agendas
Oral Reports to Council
Policies, Procedures, and Guidelines
Other Council Related Items
- Councilor News/Committee Alerts
- Councilor Talking Points
- Legal Resource Manual for Divisions and Local Sections - 2nd Edition
- Approved Statement on Freedom to Meet Without Limitation
- Petitions to Change Constitution and Bylaws, and Standing Rule, Considered by the Council
- Strategy Café Toolkit
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