Serves the association as the content expert in the area of legislation and advocacy. Supervises and directs the activities of the Council on Advocacy and the Legislative Grassroots Network (LGN).
- Must be an active predoctoral member at the time of application and throughout the term of office.
- Experience serving on the council is strongly preferred.
- Must be able to attend all required meetings (dates and locations are noted on the National Leader Meeting Schedule).
- Must be able to complete assignments and responsibilities by established deadlines.
Must be able to attend each meeting noted below in order to be considered for the position.
- Spring council and board of trustees meeting
- Fall council and board of trustees meeting
- ADA Washington Leadership Conference
- ASDA Annual Session 2015
- National Dental Student Lobby Day 2015
- Chairs all meetings of the council.
- Mentors the council members to prepare them to take over as chair.
- Researches and/or completes any project or House of Delegates resolution assigned by board of trustees.
- Monitors state and national legislative activities and shares legislative information with the council legislative coordinators and LGN legislative liaisons.
- Advises the legislative coordinators on organizing grassroots political activities, such as meet and greets and state lobby days.
- Conducts an orientation and planning program at annual session for incoming council members.
- Educates members about the legislative process, issues and legislation important to dental students, education and the profession.
- Assists in planning the annual National Dental Student Lobby Day in conjunction with ASDA staff.
- Reviews and updates all legislative content on the ASDA website.
- May be appointed to serve as ASDA representative to the ADA Council on Government Affairs or another ADA council.
- Submits a year-end continuity report.
- Submits post-meeting reports when representing ASDA at outside meetings.
- Provides content for association publications and media as requested.
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