Proposed National Bylaws

Our chapter joins several APA components to question the SIGNIFICANT proposed changes to our national By-Laws including our elections and governance. We are concerned by both the amendment process, which limited member input and review, as well as the proposed changes themselves. The changes include eliminating the member petition option for Board candidates and nominating an uncontested slate of candidates for at-large Board Directors by a Nominating Committee – among other significant changes.

Please review the proposed bylaws revisions. WPD has also prepared a guide to the changes for your use. Send your comments to with the subject line “Bylaws Updates” by Thursday, December 14, 2023 – please include your name, member ID, bylaws reference number (e.g., section x.x) and a concise statement with your comments on the proposed amendment.