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Nominations and Elections

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Service on the Board of Directors

The AAIDD Board of Directors is elected by its members. Each year AAIDD asks its members for nominations. Self-nominations are welcomed. The Board meets monthly on conference call and face-to-face twice a year.

Board Positions

Membership in AAIDD is required for service on the AAIDD Board.

Vice President 

Nominations Sought Annually, Total term: 4 years
Candidates must be Fellows of the Association

The Vice President serves for one year in each of the following roles: Vice President, President-Elect, President and Past President. The Vice President serves as primary liaison between the professional entities of the Association and the Board of Directors.


Nominations Sought Annually; Term: 4 years
Candidates must be members of the Association

At-Large Board Members serve on and attend all meetings of the Board and their assigned Committee(s), actively participate in discussions, complete assignments, and support the recommendations of Committees before the Board of Directors. 


Nominations Sought every 3 years; Term: 3 years
Candidates must be members of the Association

The Secretary-Treasurer oversees the records of the Board, including meeting minutes, the investment portfolio, and any historical documents.  The Secretary-Treasurer oversees—but does not directly manage—the financial records of the Association.    


AAIDD is committed to fostering diversity among its leaders and members. The AAIDD Board of Directors greatly values diverse perspectives and experiences. Examples of diversity include, but are not limited to, disability, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, age, religion, geographical location, social or economic disadvantage, or other attributes/characteristics that may contribute to diverse perspectives.

2023 Nomination Timeline

September 12: 
Call for Nominations Opens

October 12: 
Call for Nominations Closes

October 14:
Nominees are contacted

October 28: 
Nominees submit leadership profile

Late November:
N&E Committee meets  to review nominations

Nominees are notified of the disposition

January 6:
Candidates submit their ballot information

January 12: 
Ballot Opens

February 13: 
Ballot Closes

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