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?

2023 Dates

  • 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