What does the AOTA Representative Assembly do?
The Representative Assembly (RA) is the professional policy-making body of the Association – the “Congress” of the AOTA. And YOU (members of the RA) are the link – to getting your constituents to act on professional issues and concerns. The functions of the RA include being responsible for policies affecting the direction of the profession; this includes:
- Formulating, debating, and voting on motions
- Charging RA officials, RA bodies, officers of the Association, or the Board of Directors to fulfill approved motions
- Establishing and charging ad hoc committees
- Electing RA officials and standing committee chairs
Your voice to the RA.
Utah’s AOTA Representative: Meena Iyer, PhD, OTR/L
Email her at [email protected]
What is the role of the AOTA Representative?
- To communicate with members in their election area and serve as the liaison between members and the Assembly/Association.
- To participate in meetings and other forums (https://www.aota.org/community/volunteer-groups/representative-assembly-ra)
- To assist constituents with influencing policies (develop/write motions)
- To encourage Association membership
- To work collaboratively to ensure transition of new reps (recruitment, election, orientation, and mentoring)
NOTE: The Representative’s focus is on making decisions for the good of the profession and the Association – not just individual members or election areas
Where can I find more information?
- AOTA Representative Assembly FAQ's
- RA online task groups via CommunOT https://www.aota.org/events/calendar/ra-online-task-groups-via-communot
- Requests for Action & RA Reports Due: September 15, 2023
- Online Task Groups via CommunOT: October 9-13, 2023
- Online Task Groups via Zoom: October 18, 2023
- Online Input Session with Members: November 8, 2023
- RA Online Meeting via Zoom: November 15 from 8:00-10:00 PM ET