The resignation in February of Dr. Charles Eastin from the Council on Public Health and Regulatory Veterinary Medicine brings to 17 the number of vacant council positions to be filled by the AVMA House of Delegates in July.
The position vacated by Dr. Eastin is one of four on the council representing public health agencies or the Armed Forces. The successful candidate will fill the unexpired term ending in July 2011.
Council nominations from organizations represented in the AVMA HOD must be postmarked by April 1. Nominations may also be made by petition of 10 AVMA voting members. For the positions to be filled this July at the HOD's annual session in Washington, D.C., nominations should be sent to Dr. Bruce W. Little, executive vice president.
The April 1 deadline also applies for HOD members to express their intent to be a candidate for one of the three vacancies occurring this year on the House Advisory Committee, and for receipt of the information needed for council and HAC candidates to appear in the 2007 Campaign Guide.
Nominating materials for councils were sent this past August to AVMA delegates and chief staff officers of organizations represented in the HOD. Council nomination forms are also available by logging on to www.avma.org, clicking on the About the AVMA bar, selecting the Leadership link under Governance, and clicking on Nomination forms under Member resources. The forms are also available by calling AVMA headquarters at (800) 248-2862, Ext. 6651.