ATA 2020 Election: Get to Know the Candidates and the Issues Involved

The slate is set, the candidates are ready, and the opportunity to learn more about who’s running for the Board is here! Also, make sure to read about the two proposed  amendments to ATA’s Bylaws and read the member opinions regarding each. Remember to check out ATA’s election page on the website for complete election information!

Listen to the candidates talk about the work they do, why they are running, and where they stand on opening ATA’s certification exam to non-members. It’s all in Episode 48 of The ATA Podcast.

Read the individual candidate statements to find out what skills they will bring to the Board and what they hope to accomplish, if elected.

Even if you are not a Voting member, check out what this year’s candidates envision for ATA’s future. Just click a name to meet the candidate!

Director (three positions, three-year terms)

What’s on the ballot?
ATA Voting members will elect three directors, each for a three-year term.

In addition to electing Board directors, Voting members will also vote on two proposed Bylaws amendments. ATA’s Bylaws may be altered, amended, or repealed by a two-thirds vote of the Voting members.

Each proposal is accompanied by commentary explaining the rationale for the amendment. Please note that material proposed to be deleted is struck through; material proposed to be added is underlined.

Read the proposed amendments to the Bylaws

Be an Informed Voter
Take time to learn what these Bylaws amendments will mean to the operation and governance of the ATA before you vote. Check out the additional information below for each proposed amendment.

How are candidates selected for the slate?
Learn who is eligible to hold ATA office, what the Nominating and Leadership Development Committee looks for in a potential candidate, how the Committee members are chosen, and more. Listen to Episode 33 of The ATA Podcast.

When is the election?
ATA will hold its regularly scheduled election on October 22 during the upcoming virtual ATA61 Annual Conference. The election kicks off with a final chance for the candidates to address the membership from 9:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. EDT. The Annual Meeting of Voting Members and Election begins at 12:00 p.m.

Attention Voting Members!
Proxy ballots and instructions were emailed to Voting members on September 16. Voting members who have not received this election email should contact



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