Nominations are now open for ORCA board leadership!
The Oregon Counseling Association is seeking nominations for the elected positions of President-Elect and Treasurer!
This is your chance to get involved with professional development decisions and activities impacting counselors and therapists in Oregon. ORCA is dedicated to promoting the counseling profession by being responsive to our members needs, fostering collaboration and collegiality across counseling degrees and specialties, nurturing a common purpose and a sense of unity within the counseling profession and advocating for counselors and their clients.
Board Positions open for election
We are looking for licensed LPCs or LMFTs (or soon to be licensed) who are passionate about leadership in this field and our organization. You must be a member of ORCA & ACA, or plan to be. This person must commit to a 3-year term on the ORCA Executive Council and attend Board meetings every other month. The 3-year Presidential term is fulfilled by serving consecutively 1 year as President-Elect, 1 year as President and 1 year as Past-President.
The scope of this elected office includes the primary responsibility of overseeing the management and reporting of the Association’s finances. The Treasurer presides over the Finance Committee (which includes, at a minimum, the Executive Council). The Treasurer must be knowledgeable with the use of Quickbooks. This is a 2-year Board term. This person must commit to attending the ORCA Executive Council meetings and ORCA Board meetings every other month.
If you are interested, you may self-nominate or encourage a colleague to nominate you. To be eligible, you must have attended a minimum of one ORCA Board meeting prior to the elections. The next ORCA Board meeting is scheduled for March 12, 2022.
Nominations are due by March 31, 2022 by 5pm PST. You can complete the nomination form: Here
Voting will take place between April 4 and April 11, 2022, with the announcement of election results the week of April 18. New board officers are sworn in at the ORCA May retreat. The leadership positions begin July 2022.
Both positions are required to join ORCA and the American Counseling Association. The President-Elect position requires you be licensed as an LPC or LMFT (or will license during your Pres-Elect term).