Nominations & Elections

Welcome to CSA’s Nominations and Elections Center!

If you would like to nominate a colleague, or yourself, for a delegate or director position representing one of CSA’s new geographic districts or mode-of-practice forums, please read the information below before clicking on the nomination link at the bottom of the page.

If you have any questions about the nominations or elections process, please contact CSA Associate Executive Director Matt Peralta at mperalta@csahq.org or (916) 290-5830.

Redistricting background

In late 2017, the CSA Board of Directors commissioned a marketing research study to better understand the needs and wants of individual members and groups of members. The study found that CSA members prioritized state level advocacy and desired information and resources to better manage their practice and effectively navigate their practice group setting. The research also demonstrated a misalignment between CSA’s governance structure and the segments of CSA’s membership.

In an effort to address these findings, at its meeting in June 2018, the House of Delegates approved a change in the structure of representation, and a Task Force on Redistricting was formed to enact the proposed changes. The Task Force recommended a two-pronged approach to representation: mode-of-practice forums and revised geographic districts that correspond with California legislative districts.

Nomination process

The online nomination period for CSA’s 2019 election is open from February 19 – March 1, 2019.

Please note that members who intend to self-nominate for a delegate position may only do so once--either for their geographic district or mode-of-practice forum. While there are no advantages to choosing one over the other, members are encouraged to make their decision based on their personal and professional priorities. Geographic districts will be focused on regional meetings and grassroots legislative advocacy, while the forums will be focused on addressing CSA members’ unique practice needs.

Please also note that any member who runs in a contested election for a geographic district or practice forum director position, and is not elected, will be automatically considered for selection to a delegate or alternate delegate position, depending on the vote tallies, for that same district or forum.

Geographic district representation

CSA’s eight geographic districts, which are aligned with state legislative districts, will help improve CSA’s advocacy efforts in Sacramento, which is consistently ranked as a top priority by our members in our research surveys. Members who intend to submit a nomination for a director or delegate position of these new legislatively-based geographic districts must first click here to review the geographic district director and delegate responsibilities.

Based off 2018 year-end membership data, the number of delegates and alternates allocated for each district is indicated below. Please note that because CSA members will be electing entirely new directors, delegates, and alternates, terms of office have been staggered for the 2019 election, as noted below. In all elections going forward, directors, delegates, and alternates will be elected to three-year terms.  

CSA geographic district

Areas represented

Number of delegates

Term length

1

Northern California, north of Sacramento, Marin, and El Dorado Counties

9

3 years

2

San Francisco, Contra Costa, Alameda, and San Joaquin Counties

9

3 years

3

San Mateo, Stanislaus, Monterey, and San Luis Obispo

9

3 years

4

Fresno, Kings, Santa Barbara, Ventura, North Los Angeles

3

2 years

5

San Bernardino, Inland Empire, Los Angeles

6

2 years

6

West and Central Los Angeles, South Bay, Long Beach, San Pedro

7

2 years

7

Chino Hills, Santa Ana Valley, Riverside, Southeastern Los Angeles, Huntington Beach, Seal Beach, Irvine

5

1 year

8

Palm Springs, South Orange County, San Diego, Imperial County

7

1 year



Click here to view the full district map.

To find your State Senator and Assemblymember, please click here.

Mode-of-practice forum representation

In addition to CSA’s redrawn geographic districts, CSA has introduced six, new mode-of-practice forums. These practice forums, which you will have the opportunity to self-select every year based on your personal interests and priorities, will help CSA better provide you with the resources and professional network to build your practice and advance your career. Members who intend to submit a nomination for a director or delegate position of these new practice forums must first click here to review and acknowledge the mode-of-practice forum director and delegate responsibilities.

Please be aware that the number of delegates and alternates for the mode-of-practice forums have not yet been allocated since not all CSA members have selected their practice forum. After the election, the number of delegates will be determined based on one delegate for every 50 active members within the practice forum – the same process used to assign delegates to the geographic districts. Please also note that because the mode-of-practice forums are brand new, terms of office will be staggered for the 2019 election. In all elections going forward, directors, delegates, and alternates will be elected to three-year terms.

Mode-of-practice forum

Recommended forum criteria (members free to choose which best represents their practice and/or professional priorities)

Minimum number of delegates

Term length

Early career

≤ 5 years in practice

3

1 year

Academic

University-affiliated practice

5

1 year

Small & solo

1-20 people; typically wearing all the hats of the practice (insurance and hospital/facility contracting; billing and finance; hiring/partnership decisions)

3

2 years

Medium

15-60 people; typically with some division of labor and central/professional management but local decision making

5

2 years

Large

40+ people; Kaiser or other multi-specialty groups; professional management; centralized decision making

4

3 years

In-training

CSA residents and fellows will be automatically placed in this practice forum, and delegates will be determined by the residency program directors who choose their program’s resident delegates to the CSA. The In-training Forum Director is elected by all CA-3 delegates.

Already determined: one voting delegate per program

N/A (in-training directors and delegates serve a 1-year term

Questions

If you have any questions about the nomination process, geographic districts, or mode-of-practice forums, please contact CSA Associate Executive Director Matt Peralta at mperalta@csahq.org or (916) 290-5830.

CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT YOUR NOMINATION!