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ATA 2020 Elections: Call for Nominations

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ATA 2020 Elections: Call for Nominations

The 2020 Nominating and Leadership Development Committee is pleased to announce the call for nominations to fill three directors’ positions (each a three-year term) on the Association's Board.

Elections will be held at the Annual Meeting of Voting Members on Thursday, October 22, 2020, in Boston, Massachusetts.

Who is eligible to be a candidate?

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.

All 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.

Nomination deadline

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 2, 2020.


Nomination Forms Online

  1. Nomination for ATA Board Director
  2. Self-nomination for ATA Board Director

If you plan to put names forward for nomination, please contact the potential nominees first, explaining your intention and the fact that a nomination does not guarantee a formal invitation to run for office. Please do not nominate colleagues who express serious concerns about service or who have conflicting priorities.


Nomination Forms in Print

You may print and complete a nomination form on paper instead of completing the form online. Submit paper nominations by fax or mail to:

David Rumsey
Chair, ATA Nominating and Leadership Development Committee
American Translators Association
225 Reinekers Lane, Suite 590
Alexandria, VA 22314 USA
Fax: +1-703-683-6122
E-mail: nominations@atanet.org


Procedure to be added to the slate

If a nomination is not put forward to ATA's Board of Directors by the Nominating and Leadership Development Committee, an individual may still 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.

The 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 names of the candidates proposed by the Committee.


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Are you eligible for ATA Voting Membership?

Any Associate member who can demonstrate that they are professionally engaged in translation, interpreting, or closely related fields may be eligible for ATA Voting membership. The qualification process is free and online! Note: If your interpreting credentials have received ATA approval, you are automatically a voting member.


Thank you for being an ATA member and for your active commitment to the future of your association.