Summary of Changes
Creation of a nine-member Board of Directors that is directly elected by membership instead of appointed. This ensures that the fiscal accountability and all final decisions regarding liability, expenditures, and appropriations of APA-IL rest with an elected body.
The full membership will elect seven officers to the Board of Directors: President-Elect, Secretary, Treasurer, Professional Development Officer, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer, and an At-Large Officer.
Section members will elect the Illinois State Section Director and Chicago Metro Section Director who will also serve on the Board of Directors
Creation of a broader Executive Committee that consists of the elected officers, appointed committee chairs, student representatives from our Planning Accredited Board designated institutions, and faculty representatives from those schools. This body is designed to provide guidance and input to the Board of Directors on governance and programmatic matters.
Inclusion of the new Chapter Only Membership level including the role of those members in the organization.
Renaming of the Diversity Committee to the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee.
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If the APA-IL membership votes to approve the proposed Bylaws, the new Bylaws will take effect January 1, 2020. The APA-IL board asks for your consideration on this matter before 5:00 pm, Wednesday, October 9, 2019. If you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact T.J. Blakeman, AICP, APA-IL President. Members of the APA-IL Executive Committee will also be available at the 2019 State Conference to answer your questions.
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