About the Council
The Council was established in accordance with Section 7.01 of the Academy’s bylaws. Each member of the Council represents either a state or subspecialty society. The state and subspecialty/specialized interest sections meet concurrently at both the Council’s spring and fall meetings. Councilors also meet in nine smaller, regional groups.
Academy members are welcome and encouraged to attend Council meetings. Request section or regional meeting notes by email.
- Each society on the Council must submit two reports a year.
- Spring 2016 reports due: March 1.
- Download semi-annual report template and instructions.
Council Advisory Recommendations
Council Advisory Recommendations serve as the Council’s formal mechanism to advise the Academy’s Board of Trustees. The Council debates CARs and the issues they raise at the spring Council meeting, then forwards approved recommendations to the board. CARs have led to numerous Academy initiatives, including: