ATA Elections 2024: Call for Nominations
The 2024 Nominating and Leadership Development Committee is pleased to announce the call for nominations from ATA’s membership to fill four directors’ positions (three regular positions, each for a three-year term, and one unexpired position to be filled for a remaining term of one year).
Elections will be held at the Annual Meeting of Voting Members during ATA’s 65th Annual Conference in Portland, Oregon, October 30-November 2, 2024!
Who is eligible to be nominated?
Under ATA's Bylaws, all Active members of ATA are eligible to run for elected office. Active members are those who have passed an ATA certification exam or who are established as having achieved professional status through Active Membership Review or through ATA's Credentialed Interpreter recognition process.
Active members must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. Other membership categories are not eligible to serve as officers or directors. However, any member may submit a nomination.
Members of the Nominating and Leadership Development Committee are not eligible to run for elected office.
Submitting your nomination
Any ATA member may submit a nomination. Self-nominations are also permitted and encouraged.
Nominations should be submitted as early as possible so that the Nominating and Leadership Development Committee can fully consider proposed candidates. The deadline for submission is March 15, 2024.
Before submitting a nomination, consider the following:
- Contact the nominee first, explaining your intention and the fact that a nomination does not guarantee a formal invitation to run for office.
- Keep in mind that ATA officers and directors serve on a volunteer basis. Please do not nominate colleagues who express serious concerns about service, or who have conflicting priorities.
Become an ATA Voting member
It’s easier than you think! ATA Associate Members who can demonstrate that they are professionally engaged in translation, interpreting, or closely related fields may apply for ATA Voting Membership. How? Click Become a Voting Member to find out!
Use this form to nominate an ATA member for the position of director.
Procedure for adding nominees to the slate of candidates
If a nomination is not put forward by the Nominating and Leadership Development Committee to ATA’s Board of Directors, an Active member may petition to be added to the slate of candidates by submitting the nomination in writing along with the signatures of at least 60 Voting members endorsing the nomination.
Petitions must be received by the Nominating and Leadership Development Committee no later than 30 calendar days after the first publication by the Board of Directors of the slate of candidates proposed by the Committee.