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December 23, 2017


Online voting closed on December 22, 2017 at 11:59pm (EST).  The Elite Athlete Directors to the ACA Board are:

  • Paracanoe Director: Kelly Allen
  • Slalom Director: Scott Mann
  • Sprint Director: Stanton Collins

Congratulations to the three new Directors and thank you to all who applied and voted.


November 2017


Since the ACA membership approved revisions to the bylaws on October 22, 2017, the ACA must now transition to a new 15 member Board structure.  In order to accomplish this, the ACA must receive nominations and conduct an election for three(3) open Director positions.


Open Director Positions (voting occurs from December 5-22, 2017):

  • Elite Athlete Slalom Director
    • Tracy Hines
    • Tren Long
    • Scott Mann
    • Tyler Smith
  • Elite Athlete Sprint Director
    • Stanton Collins
    • Maggie Hogan
    • Jesse Lishchuk
    • Kaley Martin
    • Ian Ross
  • Elite Athlete Paracanoe Director
    • Kelly Allen
    • Danzig "Ziggy' Norberg

Voting is open from December 5-22, 2017.  Please click on the applicable link above.  Since your ACA membership must be current in order to vote, you will be prompted to log in to your ACA account in order to access the voting webpage.


Voting instructions will be emailed to eligible voting ACA members (Racing Membership categories) on December 5, 2017.  All ballots (electronic or mailed in) must be received at the ACA National Office by December 22, 2017.


All Elite Athlete Director positions are elected by fellow Elite Athletes for a two-year term beginning in 2018. The election of the nominees will be determined by the majority of votes cast by electronic and mail-in ballots returned to the ACA by members eligible to vote. In order to vote, you must be a current member of the ACA who meets the Elite Athlete criteria as defined in ACA Board Policy ATH-001: Athlete Representative Classification.


Elite Athlete Directors

For purposes hereof an “Elite Athlete” is an individual who has further demonstrated his or her qualifications as an elite athlete by having:


(1) within the ten (10) year period ending on December 31st of the prior year, represented the United States in the Olympic, Paralympic, Pan American Games, Parapan American Games, Operation Gold event as designated by the USOC, or a World Championship recognized by the ICF for which a competitive selection process was administered by the Association (or predecessor NGB); or

(2) within the twenty-four (24) month period ending on December 31st of the prior year, demonstrated that they are actively engaged in amateur athletic competition by finishing in the top half of the Association’s national championships or team selection competition.




  • November 24, 2017
    • Nominations for Director positions accepted online
  • December 5-22, 2017
    • Voting for Director positions occurs (online and paper ballot)
  • January 1, 2018
    • New Board is fully seated
  • March 3-4, 2018
    • First Board meeting of 2018

Additional Information:

  • To learn more about the ACA Board of Directors, please visit:
  • Athlete Representative Classifications (PDF)
  • To read the nominating and voting process for the Elite Athlete Director positions, please reference the ACA Bylaws (Article VII. Section 2. D & E.)

*Online nominations are now closed. Voting for the Elite Athlete Directors will begin on December 5th.

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