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ATA 2016 Elections: Procedure to be Added to the Slate

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ATA 2016 Elections: Procedure to be Added to the Slate

The 2016 Nominating and Leadership Development Committee is pleased to announce the call for nominations from ATA’s membership to fill three directors’ positions (each a three-year term). Elections will be held at the Annual Meeting of Voting Members on Thursday, November 3, 2016, in San Francisco, California.

Who is eligible to be a candidate?

Under ATA's Bylaws, all Active members of ATA are eligible to run for elected office. Active members are those who have passed an ATA certification exam or who are established as having achieved professional status through an Active Membership Review. Active members must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. Other membership categories are not eligible to serve as officers or directors. However, any member may submit a nomination.

Please note that members of the Nominating and Leadership Development Committee are not eligible to run for elected office.

All ATA officers and directors serve on a volunteer basis: please do not nominate colleagues who express serious concerns about service, or who have conflicting priorities.

Call for Nominations (closed March 1)

Procedure to be added to the slate

If a nomination is not put forward by the Nominating and Leadership Development Committee to ATA's Board of Directors, an individual may still petition to be added to the slate of candidates by submitting the nomination in writing along with the signatures of at least 60 voting members endorsing the nomination.

The petitions must be received by the Nominating and Leadership Development Committee no later than 30 calendar days after first publication by the Board of Directors of the names of the candidates proposed by the Committee.

Dorothee Racette
Chair, ATA Nominating and Leadership Development Committee
American Translators Association
225 Reinekers Lane, Suite 590
Alexandria, VA 22314 USA
Fax: +1-703-683-6122
E-mail: nominations@atanet.org


Are you eligible for ATA Voting Membership?

Any Associate member who can demonstrate that they are professionally engaged in translation, interpreting, or closely related fields may be eligible for ATA Voting membership. The qualification process is free and online!


Thank you for being an ATA member and for your active commitment to the future of your association.