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]
Previous Council Agendas
Oral Reports to Council
Policies, Procedures, and Guidelines
Other Council Related Items
- Councilor Talking Points
- Councilor News/Committee Alerts
includes description of the council, duties of council and councilors and information on how to become a councilor
- Strategy Café Toolkit – The Strategy Café was designed by the Council Policy Committee as an opportunity to engage ACS members in conversation about the important strategic goals of the Society and to enable them to get involved in making them a reality. Local Section leaders can use the Toolkit slides and outline to facilitate such a program. Please email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Petitions to change Constitution and Bylaws considered by the Council at the National Meetings