Incorporated in the state of Delaware as a not-for-profit corporation, ACADIA is an all-volunteer organization governed by elected officers, an elected Board of Directors, and appointed ex-officio officers.
An election is held each spring, at which a new president is chosen (to serve for a year, from the next conference to the one following. The President is the organization's chief officer and presides over Board of Directors meetings, appoints ex-officio officers, etc.
Two rotating groups of 5 representatives, elected from the membership, serve overlapping two-year terms. The Board of Directors is responsible for budgeting and policy decisions.
Various other offices are created from time to time as the President and Board of Directors see fit (secretary, treasurer, technology officer, membership officer, etc.). Ex-officio officers are entitled to vote in Board of Directors meetings and contribute vital energy and support to the organization.
|President||Jason Kelly Johnsonfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Vice President (Immediate Past President)||Michael Foxemail@example.com|
|Membership Officer||Phillip Anzalonefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Development Officer||Shane Burgeremail@example.com|
|Technology Officer||Andrew Kudlessfirstname.lastname@example.org|
As ACADIA is a volunteer organization, the President and Board of Directors establish the policies and activities of the organization and perform many administrative tasks to support member services, the annual Conference, the website, and publications. The officers of ACADIA must be dedicated and capable. Election to a position as an officer is not only an honor but an expression of confidence in the candidate's ability to lead and manage.
Each year the ACADIA membership elects a President. The President?s term goes through three phase: s/he serves as "president-elect" during the interval between the election and the conference, as "president" from conference-to- conference, and as "past president" from the conference until the next election. During the first and last phases, she acts as ACADIA?s Vice-President.
Each year the ACADIA membership elects half of the ten-member Steering Committee, and up to three alternates.
The International Journal of Architectural Computing (IJAC) editorial board includes panels from four organizations (ACADIA, SIGGRADI, CAADRIA, & ECAADE). Half of ACADIA's Ed Board members are elected each year and serve two-year terms beginning the January following their election.
Only current regular and student members may vote, which is defined in the bylaws as members who have paid their dues for the year. This limitation has generally been interpreted to mean that the member must be "in good standing" by the end of the balloting time (and prior to voting). You can check your current status by logging into the ACADIA website.
ACADIA elections are held online in March. At the start of balloting, an email message will be sent to members advising them that voting has begun and providing links needed for voting. A web site will be available containing information about the candidates and links to the voting system. When you submit your ballot from the election site, the system will email your votes (anonymously) to the elections committee. The elections committee will announce results in April.
President & Board of Directors
Any ACADIA member in good standing may be a candidate for one of these positions, or for a position on both the Board of Directors and the Editorial Board, with one exception: members of the Elections Committee may not stand for election to the Presidency. Each candidate to a Steering Committee position should be nominated by at least three members in good standing. Self-nominations are permitted; in that case only two additional nominations are needed. Board of Directors members whose terms of service expire in the election year are eligible for re-election.
IJAC Editorial Board
Nominations to the Editorial Board do not require additional "seconds".
Submitting a nomination
You may submit nominations via email to any of the Elections Committee members (see below). Nominees will be asked to prepare and submit a brief election statement.
The deadline for 2013 nominations is February 20, 2011.
The election will be conducted in March via the ACADIA website. Only members in good standing at the time of the election will be eligible to vote. To check your standing, login to the ACADIA website using your email address and ACADIA password (follow the link if you've forgotten), and it will show you. The election results are announced in April.
You can often renew/join for the current year as late as early March and participate in the election cycle, but sooner is better!
We appreciate your enthusiastic participation in the elections process.
Since adoption of our bylaws in 1984, the ACADIA Presidency has been filled by annual elections, with the president serving a six-month period as "president elect", a year as "president", and another six-month period as "past-president". Prior to adoption of bylaws, a president was elected each year, as indicated below.
Individuals are listed here according to the calendar year in which they were elected, which will also have been the calendar year in which they began their term as "president". If you read the inside pages of your proceedings, you'll find each president listed in proceedings for the conference occuring at the end of their term.
|Year||President taking office at conference|
|2016||Jason Kelly Johnson|
|1994||M. Stephen Zdepski|
|1993||Skip Van Wyk|
|1992||Larry O. Degelman|
|1991||J. Peter Jordan|
|1989||Pamela J. Bancroft|
|1988||Robert E. Johnson|