APTA Geriatrics elections are held each year in October to fill open positions on the Board of Directors, Nominating Committee, and Special Interest Groups.

Elections Timeline

The Nominating Committee fosters leadership potential throughout the year, and annually seeks recommendations for nominees.

2022 Election Timeline

June 6

Nomination Forms Due at Midnight Central Time

Early July

Nominees Notified
Nominees notified if they received a position on the final ballot they will be notified at this time

August GeriNotes

Slate of Candidates Published
Browse GeriNotes now.

October Election

Online Elections during this month
Election results will be shared with membership by Dec 31

CSM 2023

Individuals elected will take office
February 22-25, 2023
San Diego, California

Nominations

The Nominating Committee annually seeks recommendations for nominees. Each individual APTA Geriatrics Member, except those in student categories, vote in the APTA Geriatrics elections will have one vote. Individuals must complete a nomination form to confirm their interest and give their consent in being considered for running for office.
 

Eligibility

All APTA Geriatrics Members, except for Student Members, may serve on the Board of Directors or Nominating Committee. All officers and directors must have been APTA (national) Members for at least two (2) years and APTA Geriatrics Members for at least one (1) year immediately preceding their election. Additional eligibility on tenure and terms are found in the APTA Geriatrics bylaws. Eligibility for service on the Special Interest Groups (SIG) is found in each SIGs standing rules.
 

Position Descriptions

Role of the Secretary:

  • Serve on the executive committee.
  • Ensure the safety and accuracy of all board records.
  • Review board meeting minutes.
  • Provide notice of meetings of the board and/or of a committee when such notice is required per the bylaws.
  • Liaise with the Nominating Committee.
  • Contribute to the executive director’s annual performance evaluation.

Role of All Board Members:

  • Meet the legal responsibility of duty of care, duty of loyalty, and duty of obedience as established in nonprofit corporate law.
  • Assist the board in carrying out its fiduciary responsibilities, such as reviewing the organization’s financial statements.
  • Follow conflict-of-interest and confidentiality policies.
  • Be informed about the APTA Geriatric’s mission, services, policies, and programs.
  • Comply and carry out the roles as defined the APTA Geriatrics decision matrix.
  • Support the work of the APTA Geriatrics strategic plan.
  • Liaise with volunteer groups (committees, special interest groups, task forces) as assigned.
  • Serve on board work groups and other board volunteer roles as assigned and offer to take on special assignments.
  • Inform others about the APTA Geriatrics. Advocate for APTA Geriatrics.
  • Contribute to leadership development for APTA Geriatrics by suggesting possible nominees to the board.
  • Keep up to date on developments in the field of geriatric physical therapy.
  • Attend and actively engage in all board meetings and other meetings as assigned for related board activities.
  • Review agenda and supporting materials prior to board meeting.

Make Nominations Here by June 6th Midnight Central Time

Role of the Chief Delegate:

  • Attend all board meetings and other meetings as assigned for related board activities.
  • Be familiar with the bylaws, positions, and policies of APTA national.
  • Represent the APTA Geriatric’s interests on matters that are brought before the APTA national House of Delegates for deliberation and action.
  • Attend and participate in APTA national House of Delegates meetings and activities.
  • Study the matters brought before the APTA national House of Delegates for deliberation and action and solicit guidance on such matters from the Members and the Board.
  • Notify the Board of the actions taken by the APTA national House of Delegates.
  • Collaborate with the APTA Geriatric’s Delegate and Alternate Delegate on matters that are brought before the APTA national House of Delegates for deliberation and action.

Role of All Board Members:

  • Meet the legal responsibility of duty of care, duty of loyalty, and duty of obedience as established in nonprofit corporate law.
  • Assist the board in carrying out its fiduciary responsibilities, such as reviewing the organization’s financial statements.
  • Follow conflict-of-interest and confidentiality policies.
  • Be informed about the APTA Geriatric’s mission, services, policies, and programs.
  • Comply and carry out the roles as defined the APTA Geriatrics decision matrix.
  • Support the work of the APTA Geriatrics strategic plan.
  • Liaise with volunteer groups (committees, special interest groups, task forces) as assigned.
  • Serve on board work groups and other board volunteer roles as assigned and offer to take on special assignments.
  • Inform others about the APTA Geriatrics. Advocate for APTA Geriatrics.
  • Contribute to leadership development for APTA Geriatrics by suggesting possible nominees to the board.
  • Keep up to date on developments in the field of geriatric physical therapy.
  • Attend and actively engage in all board meetings and other meetings as assigned for related board activities.
  • Review agenda and supporting materials prior to board meetings.

Make Nominations Here by June 6th Midnight Central Time

Role of All Board Members:

  • Meet the legal responsibility of duty of care, duty of loyalty, and duty of obedience as established in nonprofit corporate law.
  • Assist the board in carrying out its fiduciary responsibilities, such as reviewing the organization’s financial statements.
  • Follow conflict-of-interest and confidentiality policies.
  • Be informed about the APTA Geriatric’s mission, services, policies, and programs.
  • Comply and carry out the roles as defined the APTA Geriatrics decision matrix.
  • Support the work of the APTA Geriatrics strategic plan.
  • Liaise with volunteer groups (committees, special interest groups, task forces) as assigned.
  • Serve on board work groups and other board volunteer roles as assigned and offer to take on special assignments.
  • Inform others about the APTA Geriatrics. Advocate for APTA Geriatrics.
  • Contribute to leadership development for APTA Geriatrics by suggesting possible nominees to the board.
  • Keep up to date on developments in the field of geriatric physical therapy.
  • Attend and actively engage in all board meetings and other meetings as assigned for related board activities.
  • Review agenda and supporting materials prior to board meetings.

Make Nominations Here by June 6th Midnight Central Time

  • The Nominating Committee is charged with recruiting and slating outstanding candidates for each elected position on the Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy elections slate, to conduct the elections ethically, in a way that is compliant with the bylaws, and promote member participation in the vote. The committee fosters activities that maintain and promote a pool of nominees and recruit strong candidates for elected positions including Special Interest Group (SIG) officers and to facilitate the appointment process. The committee maintains the confidentiality of any potential candidate until the final slate is completed and submitted to the board of directors (BOD). The member elected to this position will serve as the Chair in their third year.

Make Nominations Here by June 6th Midnight Central Time

Chair Responsibilities

  • Facilitate all meetings of the SIG. 
  • Work in partnership with the board liaison and staff to conduct the business of the SIG. 
  • Prepare SIG meeting agendas. 
  • Assist in conducting new Officer orientation. 
  • Attend meetings of Council of SIG Chairs.  
  • Be familiar with and comply with the APTA Geriatric’s bylaws and SIG standing rules. 
  • Represent the SIG at APTA Geriatrics meetings regarding SIG activities as required by the APTA Geriatrics Board of Directors.  
  • Keep APTA Geriatrics Board Liaison informed of SIG activities.  
  • Submit information relative to SIG functions for the SIG newsletter and website; may also direct to GeriNotes as appropriate.  
  • Appoint SIG liaisons, task forces, and workgroups from Member Participants of the SIG.  
  • Serve as a liaison to other sections and organizations as appointed by the APTA Geriatrics Board of Directors.   
  • Other duties as assigned by the APTA Geriatrics Board of Directors. 

Make Nominations Here by June 6th Midnight Central Time

Chair Responsibilities

  • Facilitate all meetings of the SIG.
  • Work in partnership with the board liaison and staff to conduct the business of the SIG.
  • Prepare SIG meeting agendas.
  • Assist in conducting new Officer orientation.
  • Attend meetings of Council of SIG Chairs.
  • Be familiar with and comply with the APTA Geriatric’s bylaws and SIG standing rules.
  • Represent the SIG at APTA Geriatrics meetings regarding SIG activities as required by the APTA Geriatrics Board of Directors.
  • Keep APTA Geriatrics Board Liaison informed of SIG activities.
  • Submit information relative to SIG functions for the SIG newsletter and website; may also direct to GeriNotes as appropriate.
  • Appoint SIG liaisons, task forces, and workgroups from Member Participants of the SIG.
  • Serve as a liaison to other sections and organizations as appointed by the APTA Geriatrics Board of Directors.
  • Other duties as assigned by the APTA Geriatrics Board of Directors.

All SIG Officers must:

  • Follow conflict-of-interest and confidentiality policies.
  • Be informed about the APTA Geriatric’s mission, services, policies, and programs.
  • Advocate for the SIG’s purpose and objectives.
  • Support the work of the APTA Geriatrics strategic plan.
  • Liaise with volunteer groups (committees, special interest groups, task forces) as assigned.
  • Inform others about the APTA Geriatrics. Advocate for APTA Geriatrics.
  • Contribute to leadership development for APTA Geriatrics by suggesting possible nominees to the board and SIGs.
  • Keep up to date on developments in the field of geriatric physical therapy.
  • Attend and actively engage in all SIG meetings and other meetings as requested.
  • Review agenda and supporting materials before SIG meetings.
  • Serve as a clinical resource to the Academy in the specialty area.

Make Nominations Here by June 6th Midnight Central Time

Chair Responsibilities

  • Facilitate all meetings of the SIG. 
  • Work in partnership with the board liaison and staff to conduct the business of the SIG. 
  • Prepare SIG meeting agendas. 
  • Assist in conducting new Officer orientation. 
  • Attend meetings of Council of SIG Chairs.  
  • Be familiar with and comply with the APTA Geriatric’s bylaws and SIG standing rules. 
  • Represent the SIG at APTA Geriatrics meetings regarding SIG activities as required by the APTA Geriatrics Board of Directors.  
  • Keep APTA Geriatrics Board Liaison informed of SIG activities.  
  • Submit information relative to SIG functions for the SIG newsletter and website; may also direct to GeriNotes as appropriate.  
  • Appoint SIG liaisons, task forces, and workgroups from Member Participants of the SIG.  
  • Serve as a liaison to other sections and organizations as appointed by the APTA Geriatrics Board of Directors.   
  • Other duties as assigned by the APTA Geriatrics Board of Directors. 

All SIG Officers must:

  • Follow conflict-of-interest and confidentiality policies. 
  • Be informed about the APTA Geriatric’s mission, services, policies, and programs. 
  • Advocate for the SIG’s purpose and objectives. 
  • Support the work of the APTA Geriatrics strategic plan. 
  • Liaise with volunteer groups (committees, special interest groups, task forces) as assigned. 
  • Inform others about the APTA Geriatrics. Advocate for APTA Geriatrics. 
  • Contribute to leadership development for APTA Geriatrics by suggesting possible nominees to the board and SIGs. 
  • Keep up to date on developments in the field of geriatric physical therapy. 
  • Attend and actively engage in all SIG meetings and other meetings as requested. 
  • Review agenda and supporting materials before SIG meetings. 
  • Serve as a clinical resource to the Academy in the specialty area. 

Make Nominations Here by June 6th Midnight Central Time

Vice Chair Responsibilities

  • Understand the responsibilities of the SIG Chair and be able to perform these duties in the Chair’s absence.  
  • With the SIG Chair or designee, prepare the SIG newsletter. 
  • Other duties as assigned by the Chair. 

All SIG Officers must:

  • Follow conflict-of-interest and confidentiality policies. 
  • Be informed about the APTA Geriatric’s mission, services, policies, and programs. 
  • Advocate for the SIG’s purpose and objectives. 
  • Support the work of the APTA Geriatrics strategic plan. 
  • Liaise with volunteer groups (committees, special interest groups, task forces) as assigned. 
  • Inform others about the APTA Geriatrics. Advocate for APTA Geriatrics. 
  • Contribute to leadership development for APTA Geriatrics by suggesting possible nominees to the board and SIGs. 
  • Keep up to date on developments in the field of geriatric physical therapy. 
  • Attend and actively engage in all SIG meetings and other meetings as requested. 
  • Review agenda and supporting materials before SIG meetings. 
  • Serve as a clinical resource to the Academy in the specialty area.

Make Nominations Here by June 6th Midnight Central Time

Vice Chair Responsibilities

  • Understand the responsibilities of the SIG Chair and be able to perform these duties in the Chair’s absence.  
  • With the SIG Chair or designee, prepare the SIG newsletter. 
  • Other duties as assigned by the Chair. 

All SIG Officers must:

  • Follow conflict-of-interest and confidentiality policies. 
  • Be informed about the APTA Geriatric’s mission, services, policies, and programs. 
  • Advocate for the SIG’s purpose and objectives. 
  • Support the work of the APTA Geriatrics strategic plan. 
  • Liaise with volunteer groups (committees, special interest groups, task forces) as assigned. 
  • Inform others about the APTA Geriatrics. Advocate for APTA Geriatrics. 
  • Contribute to leadership development for APTA Geriatrics by suggesting possible nominees to the board and SIGs. 
  • Keep up to date on developments in the field of geriatric physical therapy. 
  • Attend and actively engage in all SIG meetings and other meetings as requested. 
  • Review agenda and supporting materials before SIG meetings. 
  • Serve as a clinical resource to the Academy in the specialty area. 

Make Nominations Here by June 6th Midnight Central Time