The purpose of the Nominations and Voting Committee is to ensure that the APHA Student Assembly (APHA-SA) continues to operate under responsible and strong leadership in order to maintain the integrity and health of the organization.
The Nominations and Voting Committee oversees the election of the Chair-Elect, Secretary, Treasurer, Secretary-Elect, and Treasurer-Elect for APHA-SA each summer. At the close of each annual American Public Health Association (APHA) meeting, APHA-SA installs a new Executive Board to assume responsibility for a one-year term. In addition, the Nominations and Voting committee also provides information about and promotes APHA-SA members for leadership and award opportunities.
View the Nominations and Voting Committee's yearly objectives and long-term goals.
The Nominations and Voting Committee works in conjunction with the Website Sub-Committee in keeping the APHA-SA membership informed of election news and encouraging their involvement.
According to APHA-SA's bylaws, APHA-SA is governed, between meetings of its governing body, by an Executive Board composed of the Chair, Chair-Elect, Secretary, Treasurer, Secretary-Elect, Treasurer-Elect, and Immediate Past Chair. Elections are held each year for the Chair-Elect, Secretary, Treasurer, Secretary-Elect, and Treasurer-Elect.
Officer Roles and Responsibilities
The role of the President is to chair the Executive Board and to be a liaison between the APHA-SA and various outside interests. The President-Elect will chair the Executive Board in the absence of the President and will oversee all committees and internal APHA-SA operations. The Secretary will chair the Communications Committee and be responsible for all administration and communication. The Treasurer will chair the Finance Committee and will oversee the budget, fundraising, and accounts.
Candidacy Membership Requirements
The Chair-Elect, Treasurer, Secretary, Treasurer-Elect, and Secretary-Elect must be APHA-SA and APHA members at the close of nominations and must maintain active APHA member status during his/her term. All APHA student members are automatically APHA-SA members. Click here for a more detailed description of your APHA-SA membership status or to become a member.
LEADERSHIP AND AWARD OPPORTUNITIES
Serve on a APHA-SA Committee
As a member of APHA-SA, you are encouraged to become involved in one of APHA-SA's 11 standing committees or 4 subcommittees. Click here to view information about APHA-SA's committees. Please send an email to the if you are interested in serving as a committee Chair/Co-Chair. Click here to view the Chair/Co-Chair positions currently vacant including nomination procedures and a description of their roles and responsibilities.
Please get involved! APHA-SA will prosper only if we all get involved and work hard together!
Jay S. Drotman Memorial Award presented by APHA
The Jay S. Drotman Memorial Award is given to a promising young public health professional or student, 30 years of age or less, who has demonstrated potential in the health field (broadly defined) by challenging traditional public health policy or practice in a creative and positive manner. Neither academic credentials nor grades will be a factor in selecting the awardee.