February 03, 2008
By Robert B. Townsend
The proposed revisions to the AHA Constitution were overwhelmingly approved by the membership, by a vote of 605 to 58. The revisions have been through a long process of consultation and review; after preliminary approval by the AHA Council last June, they were placed before the membership in Perspectives and two interactive discussion forums, which led to some small modifications. The revisions were then submitted to the AHA business meeting in January and received unanimous approval, and then distributed to the full membership for a vote by electronic ballot.
The AHA’s Nominating Committee will include these reforms as part of their deliberations about a slate of candidates for election this fall. And the AHA staff will also be developing revisions to the AHA bylaws to bring them into conformity with the Constitution for consideration by the AHA Council in June. As before, we welcome members’ thoughts and concerns about these ongoing revisions. Questions and concerns may be directed to AHA Executive Director Arnita Jones.