Together, the first and second delegates are responsible for the representation and overall management of their local ASDA chapter. Delegates represent their constituents in the ASDA House of Delegates where Association policy is determined and the executive committee is elected. In many cases, the First Delegate serves as the chapter’s President and the Second Delegate as Vice President or President-Elect.
First and Second Delegate Position Description (PDF)
Locally, delegates are responsible for recruiting and retaining members, establishing and maintaining a functional chapter structure, developing and managing the local leadership team, participating in local and state dental society activities, planning chapter activities and leading advocacy efforts on behalf of the collective and individual concerns of chapter members. Delegates are required to implement necessary improvements to strengthen and build their chapter.
The first and second delegates are accountable for the performance of all responsibilities in this position description. However, delegates have the right and authority to assign specific chapter management responsibilities to appointed or elected leaders of the chapter. Should another member of the local leadership team fail to perform their assigned responsibilities, the delegate has the authority to remove the person from office according to established chapter procedures.