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ACNM Bylaws Committee

The ACNM Bylaws Committee reviews all proposed changes to ACNM and ACNM Affiliate bylaws, as well as Standing Rules of Procedure (SROPs) for the volunteer structure of ACNM (divisions, committees, task forces, and caucuses). Upon their review, the committee makes a recommendation to the Board of Directors for approval at quarterly Board meetings. 

The current chair of the Bylaws Committee is Linda Nanni, CNM; Region V Representative Lynne Himmelreich, CNM, is the Board Liaison to the committee, and national office contacts are Chief Executive Officer Lorrie Kaplan and Executive Assistant Cari Ross.

Current ACNM Bylaws and 2014-15 Review Process

First adopted in 1955, the ACNM Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws is the guiding document which defines the structure and function of all areas of the organization. The current Bylaws were amended and approved in 2008. 

Starting in 2014, the ACNM Bylaws Committee began collecting information as part of the research phase for a potential 2015 amendment process. A thorough draft of the proposed changes was brought to the Board of Directors at the September 2014 meeting for discussion. Most of the proposed changes are simple language re-working to create a more clear, digestible document.

As part of the amendment process, we included a Member Comment period for the more substantial proposed changes. Your feedback will be taken into account for a final draft to be brought to the Board in December. 

Once reviewed and approved by the Board, all proposed changes and rationales will be available for review in their entirety for 60 days prior to a member vote, in line with Article XVII, Section B of the bylaws. 

Member Comment on Proposed Bylaws Changes

Click the link below to access the member comment forum. You will need to be logged in to participate. 

  • 2015 Bylaws Review Member Comment

    Participate in the member comment period of the Bylaws revision process to discuss the 10 proposed substantive changes before they go to a member vote!


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