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Committee Appointment Process

Once a year a call for committee volunteers is sent to APSA members. Committee requests are collected electronically via Survey Monkey. Email and phone requests are not considered. The request period for the 2017-2018 appointment cycle closed June 30. Please check back in June 2018 for information about the next appointment cycle.

Who should submit a request:

  • If you have never served on an APSA committee
  • If you would like to serve on another committee in addition to your current appointment
  • If your current term ends 8/31/2018, and you would like to serve on a different committee
  • If you applied, but were not appointed previously

Who should NOT submit a request:

  • If you are currently serving on a committee and do not wish to make any changes
  • Your current term ends 8/31/2018 and you wish to extend your term on the same committee. Contact your chair by June 30 to make this request.

Who is eligible to serve on APSA committees?
All members in good standing: Regular, International, Associate, Candidate, Resident and Senior members.

Appointment Terms and Notification of Appointment

  • Most appointments are for a 2-year term for chair and vice chair, 3-year term for members. Candidate and Resident members are appointed for 2-year terms as consultants. Some exceptions apply.
  • All applicants are notified of appointment status by September 1.

Questions? Contact APSA staff.