Nominations & Elections

CSA 2020 Nominations & Election

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 nomination or election process, please contact CSA Deputy Executive Director Megan MacNee at mmacnee@csahq.org or (916) 290-5830.

Nomination process

The online nomination period for CSA’s 2020 election is open from February 28 – March 13, 2020.

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 on 2019 year-end membership data, the number of delegates and alternates allocated for each district is indicated below. Please note that CSA members will be electing entirely new 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

8

3 years

2

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

8

3 years

3

San Mateo, Stanislaus, Monterey, and San Luis Obispo

9

3 years

4

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

3

3 years

5

San Bernardino, Inland Empire, Los Angeles

5

3 years

6

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

7

3 years

7

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

6

3 years

8

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

6

3 years

Click here to view the full district map.

Mode-of-practice forum representation 

CSA has six 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.

Based on 2019 year-end membership data, the number of delegates and alternates allocated for each forum is indicated below. Please also note directors, delegates, and alternates will be elected to three-year terms. 

Mode-of-practice forum

Recommended forum criteria (members choose which best represents their practice)

Number of delegates

Term length

Early career

≤ 5 years in practice

3

3 years

Academic

University-affiliated practice

6

3 years

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

3 years

Medium

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

6

3 years

Large

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

5

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 Deputy Executive Director Megan MacNee at mmacnee@csahq.org or (916) 290-5830. 

CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT YOUR NOMINATION!