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Council Nomination Process

Please consider the following attributes when submitting ​Vice President and Councilor-at-Large​ nominations for the May 2024 election. International members, industry members, or members in any other demographic segment of APS will be considered along with other nominations​. All nominations will be reviewed by the APS Nominations Committee​. ​

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 APS members who are:

  • ​​​​​Possess strong 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 strateg​ic​ goals​. 
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Respected in the field of plant pathology.
  • Nominees must be current APS Regular Members in good standing. APS Student, Early Career, and Emeritus members are not eligible​. 

Nominations for the 2024 election ​are accepted through December 1, 2023.

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​Council ​​​Application Process

Nominees who meet the basic nomination criteria will be approached by the Nominations Committee​ and will be invited to submit their application for consideration to be on the election ballot. ​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 deadline is January 31​ of each year.

​​​Questions? Contact the APS Nominations Committee