The Oregon Counseling Association is seeking nominations for the elected positions of President-Elect! 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.
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.
Please complete the nomination form: Here
Nominations are due April 21, 2023 by 5pm PST
Voting will take place between April 24 and May 1, 2023, with the announcement of election results the week of May 8. New board officers are sworn in at the ORCA May 20, 2023 board meeting and retreat. The leadership position begins July 2023.
Both positions are required to join ORCA and the American Counseling Association. The President-Elect position requires you to be licensed as an LPC or LMFT (or will license during your Pres-Elect term).
You can learn more about the Oregon Counseling Association at:www.or-counseling.org.
Board Positions open for election
PRESIDENT-ELECT - We are looking for licensed LPCs or LMFTs (or soon to be licensed) that 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.
MEMBERSHIP CHAIR - The scope of the Chair’s responsibilities includes all matters relating to membership in ORCA. This Chair’s functions include encouraging professional counselors, interns and students to hold membership in the state and national associations, participating in ongoing membership recruitment and retention, maintaining a current membership database, cooperating with Divisions regarding mutual members, corresponding with members and responding to inquiries, and providing information about ORCA and its services to the membership. This position is appointed by the President with approval from the Executive Council. The Membership Committee Chair is a voting member of the Governing Board. Appointees must maintain current membership in ORCA.
HUMAN RIGHTS CHAIR - The Human Rights Chair seeks to educate and inform the membership, as well as the general Oregon professional counseling community, regarding human rights and cultural diversity issues within the profession, as well as within the Oregon community of mental health. Additionally, the Chair shall, when possible and appropriate, be alert to and seek to proactively address societal trends and social issues that act as barriers to human rights and cultural
This position is appointed by the President with approval from the Executive Council. The Human Rights Chair is a voting member of the Governing Board. Appointees must maintain current membership in ORCA.
COMMUNICATIONS CHAIR - The scope of the Chair’s responsibilities includes maintaining and expanding the ORCA publications and social media outlets (eNewsletter, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and ORCA members listserv). This position presides over the Communications Committee which may include a Webmaster, eNewsletter Editor, and others. Coordinates communication with the Fall Conference Chair; manages updates to the ORCA website; promotes board events and activities to the membership; and promotes public awareness of and support for the counseling profession. This position is appointed by the President with approval from the Executive Council. The Communications Committee Chair is a voting member of the Governing Board. Appointees must maintain current membership in ORCA.
Thank you for your support of the Oregon Counseling Association!