ACA National Board elections.Each year, members of the American Camping Association are asked to elect a few new representives to serve on the ACA ACA - Application Control Architecture National Board of Directors. This year, three board members-at-large are to be elected from within the total ACA membership. All at-large positions have a three-year term of service.
Current members should receive their election ballots in early January. Those who do not receive a ballot should call the ACA National Office at 317/342-8456.
Candidates for Board Members-At-Large
Karen Currie Allen, CCD CCD
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Vitae: Associate for camps and education, Hopewell Camp and Conference Center, Oxford, Miss.; 14 years experience as camp director.
Current ACA Service: President, Mid-South Section; member, ACA National Strategic Planning Strategic planning is an organization's process of defining its strategy, or direction, and making decisions on allocating its resources to pursue this strategy, including its capital and people. Committee; member, ACA Endowment Campaign Not-for-Profit Committee.
Past ACA Service: Louisiana district chair and member-at-large, Mid-South Section board; member, Mid-South Section program committee; Mid-south Section delegate, ACA Council of Delegates; standards visitor and instructor, campcraft instructor; CCD mentor.
Donald S. Cheley, CCD -- Denver, Colo.
Vitae: Executive director, Cheley Colorado Camps Cheley Colorado Camps is a summer camp owned by Don and Carole Cheley at 3 locations in Colorado, United States. The main camp lies 75 miles (120 km) northwest of Denver on the 750 acre (3 km²) Land O' Peaks Ranch south of Estes Park, Colorado. , Estes Park, Colo.; 23 years experience as camp director.
Current ACA Service: Member, ACA Endowment Campaign Committee.
Past ACA Service: Member, national board (vice president of field service and western region chair); regional chair, ACA Capital Campaign; president, vice president, nominating chair and directory chair, Rocky Mountain Section board; Rocky Mountain Section delegate, ACA Council of Delegates; past president and board member, WAIC WAIC Western Association of Independent Camps
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David A. Hilliard -- Eureka, Mo.
Vitae: Executive director, The Wyman Center and Camp Wyman, Inc., Eureka, Mo.; 27 years experience in camp administration.
Current ACA Service: Standards visitor.
Past] ACA Service: President, treasurer, board member, program chair, public relations public relations, activities and policies used to create public interest in a person, idea, product, institution, or business establishment. By its nature, public relations is devoted to serving particular interests by presenting them to the public in the most chair and legislative chair, St. Louis Section; presentor at national and regional conferences.
Deborah A. Smith -- Indianapolis, Ind.
Vitae: Director of facilities and resources, Hoosier Capital Girl Scouts Girl Scouts, recreational and service organization founded (1912) in Savannah, Ga., by Mrs. Juliette Gordon Low (1860–1927). It was originally modeled after the Boy Scouts and Girl Guides, organizations created in Great Britain by Sir Robert Baden-Powell during ; and adjunct instructor of economics, Indiana Wesleyan University In 2006, IWU was named "One of the Top Masters Universities in the Midwest" by U.S. News and World Report. It has also been named one of the "Top Ten Conservative Colleges" in the U.S. by the Young America's Foundation three years in a row. , Marion, Ind.; 20 years experience in camping field.
Current ACA Service: ACA Ambassador; member, Mid-States Conference Steering Committee steer·ing committee
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Past ACA Service: Program chair, Indiana Section.
Posie Merritt Taylor -- Fairlee, Vt.
Vitae: Managing director, Aloha Foundation, Fairlee, Vt.; 20 years experience in camp administration.
Current ACA Service: member, ACA National Strategic Planning Committee; board member and chairperson of development committee, New England Section; member, New England Section education/conference program committees.
Past ACA Service: Chair of New England Section fall education conference; hospitality, conference and program committees, New England Section.