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Nominations and Elections

Each year AAIDD asks its members to nominate individuals for positions of Association leadership. Self-nominations are welcomed. The Board meets face-to-face twice a year and has conference calls on a monthly basis.


Vice President: (term: total of 4 years) Nominations Sought Annually
The Vice President serves as primary liaison between the professional entities of the association and the Board of Directors, and serves as a signatory on AAIDD financial accounts. The Vice President serves for one year in each of the following roles: Vice President, President-Elect, President and Past President.  ALL candidates must be Fellows of the Association. 

Member-at-large: (term: 4 years) Nominations Sought Annually
At-large board members have the following specific responsibilities: Attending all meetings of the board and committee(s) to which assigned, preparing for and actively participating in discussions at board and committee meetings, following through promptly on any assignments, and supporting committee recommendations before the full board. ALL candidates must be members of the Association.

Secretary-Treasurer: (term: 3 years) Nominations Sought every 3 years.
The Secretary-Treasurer will oversee the records of the board, including meeting minutes, the investment portfolio, and any historical documents.  The Secretary-Treasurer will oversee—but not directly manage—the financial records of the Association.  When required, the Secretary-Treasurer will sign notes, contracts, and other official agreements on behalf of the Association at the direction of the board.  ALL candidates must be members of the Association.  


Diversity is greatly valued by AAIDD for bringing varied perspectives and experiences to our national Board. 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 Board. 


Please read the Nominations and Elections FAQs and 10 Qualifications of the Ideal Board Member.

The nomination period for the 2022 board of directors is now closed.

Please submit questions to Maria at maria@aaidd.org


Nomination Process Timeline

September 1: Call for Nominations Opens

October 8: Call for Nominations Closes

October 13: Nominees are contacted

November 1: Nominees submit leadership profile

Late November: N&E Committee meets  to review nominations

Mid December: Nominees are notified of disposition

January 5: Candidates submit their ballot information

January 10:  Ballot Opens

February 11: Ballot Closes