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The Governance of the ACA

The ACA Board of Directors is the governing body of the association and meets three times each calendar year in addition to monthly conference calls. The Board is comprised of people with a wide variety of skills and expertise, ranging from environmental scientists and legal experts to volunteers and paddlesports safety professionals. Each and every Board member shares a passion for outdoor recreation and involvement in the management of the ACA.

 

In addition, the Safety Education & Instruction Council, the Competition Council, the Property Management Committee, and several additional committee's serve in advisory roles to the Board and can make policy recommendations for the Board to consider.

 

ACA members have general powers and authority to vote on, and conduct certain affairs of the association as described in the bylaws.

 

All ACA members are eligible to, and encouraged to attend the Annual Membership Meeting each fall.

 

National Bylaws:

  • ACA National Bylaws - 2017 (PDF)

Upcoming ACA Board of Directors Meetings:

  • Summer 2019          - Teleconference
  • October 4-6, 2019    - Richmond, VA

The Executive Committee of the Board of Directors:

  • President - Robin Pope (North Carolina)
  • Vice President - Lili Colby (Massachusetts)
  • Treasurer - vacant ()
  • Secretary - Stanton Collins (Georgia)

Board Members

     *Terms expire at the annual meeting of the year listed

  • At-Large Directors
    • William Irving (North Carolina - 2019)
    • Lili Colby (Massachusetts - 2019) 
    • Robin Pope (North Carolina - 2020)
    • Sam Fowlkes (North Carolina - 2020)
  • Independent Directors
    • Jeff Rouse (Virginia - 2019)
    • vacant (2019)
    • Bill Medlin (North Carolina - 2020)
  • Affiliated Organizations Director
    • Kirk Havens (Virginia - 2019)
  • Property Management Committee
    • Bill Micks (Virginia - 2020)
  • Safety Education & Instruction Council 
    • Trey Knight (Tennessee - 2019)
  • Competition Council
    • Marsh Jones (Minnesota - 2019)
  • Elite Athlete Directors
    • Slalom - Scott Mann (Virginia - 2019)
    • Sprint - Stanton Collins (Georgia - 2019)
    • Paracanoe - vacant (2019)
  • Immediate Past President
    • Peter Sloan (North Carolina)
  • Liaison Members (non-voting)
    • Scott Andrews - Sugar Island (Maine)
  • Ex-Officio (non-voting)
    • Beth Spilman- ACA Executive Director (Virginia)

Board Meeting Minutes:

  • 2019 Meeting Minutes
    • March 2-3, 2019 (Coming Soon)
    • February 20, 2019 (Coming Soon)
    • January 24, 2019 (PDF)
    • January 16, 2019 (PDF)
    • January 10, 2019 (PDF)
  • 2018 Meeting Minutes
    • December 19, 2018 (PDF)
    • November 10-11, 2018 (PDF)
    • October 17, 2018 (PDF)
    • October 3, 2018 (PDF)
    • August 15, 2018 (PDF)
    • May 16, 2018 (PDF)
    • March 3-4, 2018 (PDF)
    • February 7, 2018 (PDF)
    • January 4, 2018 (PDF)
  • 2017 Meeting Minutes(PDF)
  • 2016 Meeting Minutes (PDF)

ACA IRS Form 990:

  • FY2012-13 (PDF)
  • FY2013-14 (PDF)
  • FY2014-15 (PDF)
  • FY2015-16 (PDF)
  • FY2016-17 (PDF)

Audit:

  • 2012-2013 (PDF)
  • 2013-2014 (PDF)
  • 2014-2015 (PDF)
  • 2015-2016 (PDF)
  • 2016-2017 (PDF)

 

Additional information:

 

*If you are interested in learning more about being nominated for the ACA Board of Directors, please contact the ACA Executive Director.

ACA Mission

Founded in 1880, The American Canoe Association (ACA) is a national nonprofit organization serving the broader paddling public by providing education related to all aspects of paddling, stewardship support to help protect paddling environments, and sanctioning of programs and events to promote paddlesport competition, exploration, and recreation.

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