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February 19, 2020

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IDSA Members Vote to Modernize Society Governance

Thanks to a recent vote to amend IDSA’s bylaws, IDSA’s governance will be more nimble and responsive to the needs of the society. IDSA members were asked to vote on the bylaws change in late 2019/early 2020, and the change passed with overwhelming support. 

The bylaws change allows the Board of Directors to amend the bylaws to adapt to an ever-changing environment. The board now has the ability to vote on changes, ensuring critical decisions can be made on a timelier basis and that important staff and financial resources are not directed away from our strategic priorities during an extended bylaws voting process.

This nimble approach to governance will help foster our inclusion, diversity, access and equity work, allowing the society to expeditiously advance our new IDA&E roadmap. It could also, for example, facilitate changes that would help IDSA better engage with state and regional societies.

Because member input is key to the success of IDSA, we will also be providing members with a direct way to propose a bylaws change and a mechanism for recommending a revision that would be voted on by the full membership.

Thanks for your participation in this important change to modernize IDSA’s governance.

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