2024 Spring ACS Meeting Report

Shawna Richard and Rosemary Effiong attended the 2024  Spring ACS Meeting in New Orleans, March 17-21st. Below is their report:


Report of ACS Conference Spring 2024

Shawna (Councilor) and Rosemary (Alternate Councilor) attended the conference in-person.

Prior to the meeting:

  • Voted pre-conference Primary and Special Election
  • Watched video ‘ACS Councilor Information Session’
  • Read entire Council Agenda


  • New Councilor Orientation
  • President-Elect Town Hall
  • District VI Councilor Caucus Highlights

-Dues will not change for 2025

-Members in 2023: 100,060. More than 50% of members are international

-Budget: $65.9M 2023

  • District VI meeting Highlights:
    • Discussed the new councilor travel reimbursement
    • Regional Meeting 2025: California and Silicon Valley
  • Council Meeting Highlights
    • Voted for  2 of 4 potential candidates to be the next President-Elect: Rigoberto Hernandez and Laura Sremaniak
    • Flint Lewis retired (Secretary after 30 years)

Author: ACS Sacramento Section

The Sacramento area has over 900 members of the American Chemical Society in all areas of chemistry.

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