16 December 2020

2021 AAS Election: Candidate Statements

Alice Monet

Alice Monet US Naval Obs. (retired); AAS Secretary

Balloting for the next election of AAS Officers and At-Large Trustees opened on 17 December and will close on 2 February 2021. All AAS members eligible to vote in the election will receive an email with a set of login credentials specifically for the voting portal. Once logged in, you will have access to your ballot. Every vote is important, and those elected will be empowered to decide the direction and goals of our Society.

We are grateful to the following AAS members who have agreed to stand for election. Click on a name to read the candidate's statement. Please support the candidates' dedication, and help define the future of your Society, by voting.


Candidates for the Nominating Committee were proposed as specified in the Bylaws Section 4.20.4.

Nominating Committee (term: 2 years; positions open: 2)

The Nominating Committee prepares slates of candidates for Officers and Trustees as specified in the Bylaws.


Below are the current Nominating Committee's proposed slates of candidates for Officers and At-Large Trustees.

President (term: 4 years [1 as President-Elect, 2 as President, 1 as Past President]; positions open: 1)

The President presides over the Board of Trustees meetings and the annual AAS Members' Meeting, represents the AAS at official functions and before other organizations, serves when required as official spokesperson for the AAS, and appoints members to various AAS committees.


Vice-President (term: 3 years; positions open: 1)

The Vice-Presidents, as representatives of the Board of Trustees, are responsible for the overall scientific content of the Society's major meetings. They select invited speakers, review proposals for special sessions, and support and advise the Executive Officer in maintaining the scientific quality of the program.


At-Large Trustee (term: 3 years; positions open: 2)

As members of the governing board of the AAS, At-Large Trustees have the legal responsibility to manage, direct, and control the affairs and property of the Society. Within the limits of the Bylaws, the Board of Trustees determines the policies of the Society and changes to them, and it has discretion in the disbursement of the Society's funds.


Please note: Members eligible to vote will be notified when the electronic ballot is available. Members for whom we do not have email addresses will receive a paper ballot by first class mail. You may verify your email address on our members-only site and if necessary send corrections to membership@aas.org.

Any other member wishing to use a paper ballot may request one by phone (202) 328-2010 x115, by fax (202) 234-2560, or by email to ballot@aas.org. If possible, include your member number with your request.