Call for Nominations: 2024-25 Executive Council
Each year, we ask the AAPOR community to nominate qualified candidates for service on AAPOR’s Executive Council. Council members represent the general membership and provide leadership and oversight for AAPOR’s policies, finances, and activities.
AAPOR’s Executive Council should reflect the talents and diverse perspectives of our organization. Service on the Council is a chance to make a real difference in the strategic direction of the association and progress in our field. It is one of the most important and rewarding things one can do in one’s career. We seek your help in identifying individuals who can do the work required of Councilors and make a major contribution to the profession. If you are one of those people, you are welcome to nominate yourself.
Please use the to submit the names of qualified AAPOR members for service on the Executive Council. Completing the first part of the form is simple and should require less than five minutes of your time. Follow this link to learn more about service on the Council and specific responsibilities. If you nominated a colleague or yourself last year, please let us know if you would like that nomination to be considered this year. Complete and return the nomination form as soon as possible. The deadline is December 1, 2023.
The Nominations Committee, chaired by Past President Paul Beatty, will consider all names that are submitted and make recommendations to AAPOR Council in February 2024. The Council will select for each office the final two-candidate slate on which members will vote.
Elections for Council will be held in the spring of 2024. The Vice President/President-Elect and Councilor-at-Large serve for three years; all other Councilors serve for two years.
The person elected to Vice President/President-Elect serves three years on Council as: Vice President/President-Elect (2024-2025), President (2025-2026) and Past President (2026-2027). As required by the bylaws, candidates for Vice President/President-Elect are chosen to create a balance between noncommercial (i.e., government, university, or nonprofit) and commercial organizations. Strict alternation is not required; however, someone from the same sector may fill the position no more than two consecutive years. There are no sector restrictions this year.
The Associate Secretary-Treasurer serves a one-year term before becoming Secretary-Treasurer. This individual is responsible for working with the Secretary-Treasurer to: monitor AAPOR’s financial health; to coordinate and oversee the efforts of the Investment and Sponsorship subcommittees; and to record the minutes for Council meetings.
The Associate Conference Chair serves a one-year term before becoming Chair for AAPOR’s 81st Annual Conference in 2026. The Associate Conference Chair serves on the Conference Committee and works with the Conference Chair and the chairs of the Sponsorship, Abstract Review, and Local Events subcommittees. As required by the bylaws, candidates for Associate Conference Chair are chosen to create a balance between noncommercial (i.e., government, university, or nonprofit) and commercial organizations. Strict alternation is not required; however, someone from the same sector may fill the position no more than two consecutive years. There are no sector restrictions this year.
The Associate Membership and Chapter Relations Chair serves a one-year term before becoming Chair. The committee is chiefly responsible for identifying membership opportunities and overseeing the development of member benefits and services as well as relations with AAPOR chapters. The committee also supports staff in recruitment and retention efforts and the assessment of membership dues.
The Associate Standards Chair serves a one-year term before becoming Chair. The committee promotes the AAPOR Code of Professional Ethics and Practices via the Transparency Initiative and other avenues and evaluates possible violations of the Code through formal committee procedures. This committee is also active in advocacy and partnering on national policy related to standards issues.
The Associate Communications Chair serves a one-year term before becoming Chair. The committee works closely with staff to curate communications for the website, social media, newsletter, and related AAPOR activities. This position requires availability on short notice to coordinate timely AAPOR responses.
The Associate Education Chair serves a one-year term before becoming Chair. This individual serves on the Distance Education Subcommittee and works with the Education Chair to recommend leadership for the Short Course subcommittee as well as identify other educational opportunities for the association.
The Associate Inclusion and Equity Chair serves a one-year term before becoming Chair. This role establishes, implements, and maintains programs that promote the inclusion of diverse AAPOR members. It also ensures that members of marginalized groups receive equitable opportunities, recognition, and support within the organization. Generally, the Associate IEC Chair will chair the Diversity Student-Faculty Pipeline Award and could serve as a member of task forces on high-priority and sensitive issues. This position also may be asked to serve on the AAPOR Nominations Committee if the IEC Chair is unavailable.
The Councilor-at-Large serves a three-year term, as one of three Councilor-at-Large positions. The Councilors-at-Large represent the AAPOR Executive Council on task forces and specific committees as well as take on special projects.
Many thanks for taking the time to consider who can best serve AAPOR in these various roles. If you know of qualified colleagues (including yourself) to serve on the Executive Council, please use the to submit their names. This is your chance to make a difference!