Established in 1977, the Association for Community Design (ACD) is a network of individuals, organizations, and institutions committed to increasing the capacity of planning and design professions to better serve communities. ACD serves and supports practitioners, educators, and organizations engaged in community-based design and planning.
ACD is incorporated as a 501(c)3 membership organization and is governed by a board of directors. Membership is open to both organizations and individuals. The modest dues collected by the ACD support an annual conference, program development, and the maintenance of this website.
Call for Candidates:
The Association for Community Design (ACD) is seeking members to pursue leadership positions with the organization by serving on its Board of Directors beginning in November 2012 for the 2012-13 Board year. Individual ACD members in good standing or interested parties are asked to submit a letter of interest in PDF form to: firstname.lastname@example.org by October 15th, 2012.
The Board will support the Association for Community Design’s mission to serve practitioners, educators, individuals and organizations engaged in community-based design and planning.
The Board will be comprised of individual members of the Association in good standing and will serve rotating three (3) year terms. Each director will hold office for their specified term or until removal or departure from the Board. In addition to general Board members, the Board includes four defined positions that require additional responsibilities. These are: President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer.
Board member responsibilities and activities:
Board members are expected to:
- commit their time, energy, ideas and experience.
- serve on planning and administrative committees
- attend all Board meetings.
- stay informed of and participate in Board decisions and votes including the ACD annual meeting, events and outreach in their respective regions, and organizational finances.
Length of term:
The initial Board members will serve terms of one year.
Meetings and time commitment:
Board of Directors meetings will be held once every other month on a regularly scheduled date and time via Conference Call. Meetings typically last one (1) hour.
Annual Meetings will be held once a year in June and are hosted by various member and partner organizations.
2012-2013 Board Positions (To be filled by vote of the board):
Vice-President: Performs Chair responsibilities when the President/Chair is not available. Serves a three year leadership progression (Vice President/President/Past President).
Secretary: Maintains records of Board meetings and manages the team's records. Ensures timely distribution of the minutes to the board after each meeting.
Treasurer: Manages the team’s finances and oversees the annual budget to the Board for approval.
At-Large Directors (3-5): Provide leadership on Association business and serve on various committees required.