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Plan for 2020 House of Delegates

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the Board of Directors has made the difficult but necessary decision to transition the in-person House of Delegates to a virtual format and cancel the NEXT Conference & Exposition in Phoenix and replace it with a separate virtual event.

The virtual House will occur over the scheduled June 1-3 dates. The Board recognizes that a virtual format cannot replicate the unique experience of having more than 400 delegates in the same physical location collaborating to advance our profession, but we are confident we can identify a virtual platform that allows the House to conduct its business.

Our top priority is to support elections and related candidate interviews, but there also will be time for voting on motions, and we will continue to use the House community and the consent calendar to allow the House to work efficiently. We also will provide instruction for motion makers who might be interested in removing motions from consideration this year to help the House prioritize its business...

HOD Communities Annoucement

Pre-HOD Meeting

The previously scheduled face to face meeting on Saturday, May 2, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. will now be held as a virtual meeting due to COVID-19.

Michael Simpson, Chief Delegate, will be in contact will all current delegates, so please watch your e-mail.

Contact Michael Simpson or Lisa Ruport for questions.

Call for Chapter Delegate Candidates for 2021 House of Delegates

With the Fall Assembly of Representatives scheduled for October 2, 2020, the Chapter Nominating Committee is issuing a call for candidates for Chapter Delegates/Alternates to the 2021 and 2022 APTA House of Delegates (HOD). Members wishing to be a candidate for Chapter Delegate are expected to make a commitment of two years and attend each of the House meetings, as well as the delegation meeting held in advance of each House.

Please download the Recommendation of Candidate for Chapter Delegate Form and email it Lisa Ruport. Requests must be received by September 4, 2020.

Recommendation Form


APTA members can view open sessions of the House via livestream

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California Representatives at the House of Delegates

The House of Delegates (House) is an APTA policy-making body comprised of voting chapter delegates, non-voting delegates (the Board of Directors and section, assembly, and PTA Caucus delegates), and consultants. The number of voting chapter delegates is determined each year based on membership numbers as of June 30.

About the House:

Any APTA member with a current membership card or with a pass obtained onsite from a student House usher may attend the House by sitting in its gallery (an area behind the ropes of the House proper).