August 22, 2019
Elections will soon close. Get your vote in today! To ensure that the AATA community fully and fairly represents our members, we need broad engagement from you in the elections process. The AATA’s Board of Directors should truly represent your interests, your needs, and your clients – so make sure that your voice is heard by participating in the annual elections. Information about online voting has been available since July on MyAATA, and elections are open now through August 31, 2019. Read on for FAQ’s on the voting process.
Please contact the National Office at (888) 290-0878 or firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible if you need assistance.
Where can I find information on the candidates?
The Candidate Slate, available on MyAATA, provides the biographies and answers the to the candidate questions for those running for two-year terms (2019-2021) with the AATA for the following positions:
- President-Elect (1)
- Secretary (1)
- Board of Directors (3)
- Nominating Committee (1)
How do I vote?
All voting members were sent a notice via e-mail on August 1 with a link to the online voting site and instructions, and a reminder was emailed on August 6th. Members that requested a paper ballot, or those that do not have e-mail, should have received a ballot in the mail. Candidates are listed alphabetically below the position for which they are applying on the ballot.
Who can vote?
Voting is open to all Professional, Credentialed Professional, Retired Professional, New Professional, and Honorary Lifetime Members of the AATA.
Why is voting so important?
- The art therapy community depends on you to ensure direct representation.
The AATA is made up of its member community, and that means you! By voting in elections, your voice and viewpoint in the community are directly represented.
- Our community benefits from positive leadership.
The AATA’s Board makes crucial, mission-focused decisions about the future of the profession that directly affect you. We need your participation in identifying and choosing the leadership.
- Your expertise plays a vital role in advancing our profession.
From education to licensure, the art therapy profession is growing and advancing, and our Board of Directors leads this process. We know that AATA’s Professional members have expertise that the Board of Directors counts on to make informed decisions. Bring that experience and expertise to the elections process to advance the profession!
How do I know my vote went through?
After completing your ballot on the election platform, you will be taken to a screen thanking you for casting your ballot and confirming that your votes have been recorded. You will also see a new ribbon in your MyAATA member profile. The ribbon simply confirms that you’ve voted – no details or information about your vote will be shared or available to view anywhere.
A message of inspiration
Nominating Sub-Committee Chair Gioia Chilton, PhD, ATR-BC, LCPAT, CSAC, reminds AATA professional members to make their voices heard by voting, August 1-31.