At its biennial meeting last week, the AHA Council revised the bylaws to the AHA’s Constitution. While the Constitution lays out the basic structure for the organization, the bylaws describe how the organization actually functions.
The most significant changes involve the composition of the new Finance Committee (replacing the old Board of Trustees), the relationship between the Council and the Divisions in the new structure, and clarify the process for selection and renewal of appointed officers. We also took this opportunity to develop a nomination and election schedule that reflects modern forms of electronic communications.
As in the past, we welcome members’ thoughts and suggestions on the changes.