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​​​Council Nomination/Application Process

Officer Nominations for 2022 Election

Nominations for the 2022 election are open through December 1, 2021.

Candidate Qualification Targets

This is your opportunity as a member of APS to nominate colleagues or indicate your own interest in service to APS for vice president or council​or-at-large on the APS Council. The APS Nominations Committee has identified a number of desired attributes that will be part of the selection process for new Council members. 

For the positions of Vice President and Councilor-at-Large, we are seeking individuals who are:

  • ​​​​​respected in the field of plant pathology.
  • possess leadership experiences in APS and a record of follow-through and results in various APS activities.
  • Vision and Leadership: the ability to see the big picture and the courage to set direction to achieve the APS vision and mission and strategic goals​
  • the ability to inspire and empower.
  • cultivate partnerships and teamwork.
  • are strategic thinkers and have the ability to "rally the troops" and help advocate and grow APS as an organization. ​​
  • Demonstrated leadership commitment and involvement with APS. Examples include but are not limited to service on APS committees, boards, offices, or task forces. 
  • Recognized leader in the APS community. 
  • Commitment to participate in monthly meetings.
  • Positive leadership attributes, emotional intelligence, ability to work collaboratively and engage in appropriate debate and discussion when needed, and visionary and strategic drive.
  • The ability to work well with others as a member of a collaborative group with group decision-making authority and an understanding of the fiduciary duties of loyalty, care, and obedience.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the differences between “oversight” and “supervision”.
  • Demonstrated ability of new and innovative programs within their sphere of influence. Examples include but are not limited to incorporating strategy, leadership, future focus, risk taking, and an entrepreneur spirit.​​

​Please consider these attributes in making nominations. International members, industry members, or members in any other demographic segment of APS will be considered along with other nominations​.

Nomination Deadline is December 1, 2021

Submit Nomination​​

Application Process for 2022 Election

Nominees who meet the basic nomination criteria will be approached by the Nominations Committee and will be invited to submit an online application. ​Prior to writing their statements, nominees should review the APS Vision and Strategic Goals as well as officer job descriptions for vice president and councilor-at-large.​​

​Application submission period is currently closed. 

​​Questions? Contact APS Nominations Committee members with questions.​