Chief Reps Called to Vote on AACTE Bylaw Revisions
AACTE invites all chief representatives to perform a quick but important service to the association: vote on updated Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws.
As part of its stewardship of the Association, the AACTE Board of Directors oversaw a process last year to review and update the Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws. These documents describe AACTE’s purpose as a non-profit membership association and lay out the essential features of the association’s governance system. It is recommended that these reviews occur every five years, and they were last revised in 2015.
The Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws were updated to
- Ensure compliance with Washington, D.C. law
- Bring the Bylaws into alignment with current Association practice and with recognized best practices in non-profit governance
- Incorporate changes recommended by the Board Composition Task Force
- Improve readability and ease of use and eliminate redundancies or contradictions
In September 2019, the Board voted to place the revised Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws before the membership for final approval. Voting is open now at vote.aacte.org and will continue through May 22, 2020.
In her message, Gangone acknowledged how busy members are during the current crisis and explained the importance of this vote: “These documents define how AACTE functions and how its governance structure works to serve you and our profession. Thank you in advance for casting your vote and providing this important service to your association.”