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Dear Maine Local Section Colleagues,
Greetings from Philadelphia. The meeting was well attended and there were lots of interesting scientific presentations and important Council actions included a significant discussion to comment about the ACS Presidential Task Force on the U.S. Employment of Chemists. Click here for a summary of the Governance Issues and Actions.
I continue to serve on the Committee on Committees (ConC). We are currently conducting a survey to gain information on the level of diversity present on all national committees (approximately 680 ACS members, associates, and consultants). We were very happy to report that our participation rate was already about 70%. The survey continues to be open until early September. ConC has also started working towards the ACS Leadership Development Conference, to be held next January, where we will be running a New ACS Chair's track at the conference.
We will be holding our local section election this fall. We welcome suggestions for anyone who wants to be considered. The list of positions open will be communicated in the next several weeks.
Summary of Governance Issues and Actions during the Boston ACS meeting (March 25, 2015) can be found at this link: ACS Council News from Boston 8.15.pdf
Denver, ACS meeting, March 22-26, 2015
Summary of Governance Issues and Actions during the Denver ACS meeting (March 25, 2015) can be found at this link: 2015 Spring ACS meeting in Denver - Summary Goverance Actions.pdf
San Francisco, ACS meeting September
Councilor Talking Points and Summary of Governance Issues and Actions can be found at this link: 2014 San Fran Councilor Talking Points and Summary Issues and Actions