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SACC Call for Nominations

By Staff, 02/01/20, 8:30AM PST


Submit your State Administrative Committee Chair Nominations by March 1, 2020.

Region 1 Administrative Committee Chairmen Call for Nominations
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The Region One USA Gymnastics Administrative Committee is seeking nominations for Women's State Administrative Committee Chair (SACC) positions in our respective states.

The following State Administrative Committee Chair positions are now open for nomination for a two year period of service:

  • Arizona State Administrative Committee Chair
  • Northern California State Administrative Committee Chair
  • Southern California State Administrative Committee Chair
  • Nevada State Administrative Committee Chair
  • Utah State Administrative Committee Chair

Elected individuals will serve a (2) year term beginning July 1st, 2020.

Nominations must be submitted in writing, using the form below.  All nominations must be received by March 1st, 2020.
Call for Nominations Form

Prior to being placed on the ballot, all nominees must sign a document that verifies that they have read and understand the duties and responsibilities of the office for which they have been nominated and submit their resumes to the attention of Evelyn Paradis, Region 1 Administrative Committee Chair, 32920 Alvarado Niles Road, #210 Union City, California 94587 or by e-mail to  Current elected officers seeking re-election must be compliant with all their duties and responsibilities.

All nominees must be:

  • Professional Members of the Women's Program at least 21 years old and in good standing for a minimum of two (2) consecutive years immediately prior to the nomination.

A member in good standing is defined as a person who has complied with all aspects of the program as outlined in the Rules and Policies. Special circumstances involving residency criteria for any State or Regional Chairman position can be petitioned to the Regional Administrative Committee (RAC), in consultation with the National Administrative Committee Chairman (NACC), if necessary.

Criteria for Nominations - As specified in the USA Gymnastics Operating Code

  1. Must have been active within that State's program for a minimum of two (2) consecutive years.
  2. It is strongly recommended that the candidates have
    1. Financial skills,
    2. Organizational skills,
    3. Communication skills,
    4. A working knowledge of the program,
    5. A willingness to fulfill the duties and responsibilities of the position. 

Duties and Responsibilities  - As specified in the USA Gymnastics Operating Code

The State Administrative Committee Chairman (SACC) is responsible for the overall organization of all designated qualifying events and programs within their State. The State Administrative Committee Chairman (SACC) shall work in close cooperation with the Regional Administrative Committee Chairman (RACC), Regional Junior Olympic Committee Chairman (RJOCC) and the Regional Technical Committee Chairman (RTCC) to effectuate State programs. Any problems that cannot be solved by the State Administrative Committee Chairman (SACC) should be submitted to the appropriate regional personnel.
  • Be directly responsible to their Regional Administrative Committee Chairman (RACC).
  • Serve as a voting member of the Regional Administrative Committee (RAC).
  • Must submit all committee meeting agendas and subsequent minutes to their respective Regional Administrative Committee Chairman (RACC) prior to distribution.
  • Serve as the USA Gymnastics Women's Program consultant for that State and answer any correspondence directed to that office.
  • Send copies of correspondence to the appropriate regional personnel.
  • Be responsible for overseeing the Junior Olympic Sectional and State Championships in their state, at least once per year.
  • Conduct the annual state meeting of Women's Program Professional members, when necessary.
  • Submit financial reports to the Chief Financial Officer or his designee as directed.
  • Assure that these competitions follow USA Gymnastics Rules and Policies.
  • Attend the State Championships meets or send a state committee member as the USA Gymnastics representative.
  • Provide State Administrative Committee (SAC) representation at all sectional meets and above.
  • Make recommendations to the Regional Technical Committee Chairman (RTCC) and the Regional Junior Olympic Committee Chairman (RJOCC) concerning petitions into the Regional Competitions.
  • Establish procedures to raise operating funds for the state, if necessary. The State Administrative Committee Chairman (SACC) may, with the approval of the State Administrative Committee (SAC), determine and/or collect competition and/or club fees for the purpose of raising operating funds for the state. All fees will be retained in the State account for use as determined by the State Administrative Committee (SAC).
  • Publish minutes of all State Administrative Committee Meetings.
  • Shall be accountable for all state funds and publish each year the financial statement reflecting activity as of July 1 – June 30. Failure to comply with the following policies and procedures results in notification to the Regional Administrative Committee Chairman. Non-compliance may result in removal from office. 
    • Credit card expenses must be reconciled with a check request monthly. A period of 90 consecutive days or 3 months of statements without reconciliation results in de-activation of the credit card until the expenses are brought up to date.
    • Financial accounts, including reporting on meets, recording deposits, and submitting credit card expenses must be in good standing for the Chairman to be eligible to run for election in the next term.
  • Provide for a State Administrative Committee, the number and type of positions to be determined by each state, in order to best serve the needs of the program in the state.
  • Inform the Regional Administrative Committee Chairman (RACC) and other appropriate Regional Administrative Committee members of any actions contrary to the Rules and Policies of USA Gymnastics. The Regional office shall inform the appropriate National Chairman of any problems. After due investigation, corrective measures shall be recommended by the National Administrative Committee Chairman (NACC).
  • The e-mail address published in the Women’s Rules and Policies Program Directory is required to be current and checked regularly. Failure to respond to communication within 14 days will result in notification to the Regional Administrative Committee Chairman. A letter advising the individual of their failure to comply will be sent. The individual will be given 14 days to respond to the letter. If no response is received, removal will be considered. 
  • Publish a newsletter as necessary (or as directed by the Regional Administrative Committee Chairman (RACC)). This newsletter shall include new information related to the USA Gymnastics program, results of competitions, dates of events, official bulletins from committees.
  • Send state newsletters to the membership of the state, and to the Junior Olympic Program Director and the National Junior Olympic Committee Chairman (NJOCC), the National Administrative Committee Chairman (NACC), and the National Technical Committee Chairman (NTCC).
  • The SACC or a designated proxy will attend National and Regional Congresses and all designated meetings, with travel and expenses funded by the state account.

Nomination and Voting Procedures

  1. State Administrative Committee Chairmen (SACC) shall be elected by the Professional members of the Women's Program in their respective states.
  2. They shall serve for two (2) years and be elected in the spring on even-numbered years.
  3. Elections to be completed by April 15th. Term of office to begin July 1st.
  4. Election Procedure
    1. Regional Administrative Committee Chairmen (RACC) shall solicit nominations from the regional Professional membership through the regional newsletters and websites.
    2. All nominees who are eligible candidates for each office will be placed on the online ballot.
    3. A call for nominations must be published and/or posted online for a minimum of one month prior to the submission deadline of no later than March 1.
    4. The following statement will be placed on the USA Gymnastics national website and emailed to all Women’s Professional Members who have current email addresses. Each Region and State should post it on their websites so that the Professional members are aware of the voting procedures and their responsibilities to ensure that their vote will be counted.
      1. Elections will be conducted online at from April 1 – April 15. In order to ensure that their vote can be counted, each Professional Members should make sure of each of the following:
        1. That their address is current (specifically the State)
        2. That they know their personal User ID
        3. That they know their password
        4. That their Professional membership, safety certification and background check must be fully processed and current.
        5. If you have any questions regarding your voting privileges, please call USA Gymnastics Member Services – 1-800-345-4719.
  5. Each RACC must verify that the nominee meets the criteria for nomination, has agreed to run, understands the job requirements and has submitted a brief résumé/statement of purpose (no more than 300 words.) Endorsements should not be included. Any incumbent should not use non- public email or mailing labels for campaigning.
  6. Each RACC electronically sends to the Women’s Junior Olympic Program Director the name, city and state and the résumé of each candidate in a Microsoft Word document no later than March 15th.
  7. The official Slate of Nominees for each state will be posted on the USA Gymnastics website to begin voting by April 1st. The voting will be concluded on April 15th.
  8. The State Administrative Chairman (SACC) shall be elected by majority (1 over 50%) of the votes cast.
  9. If no candidate receives a majority vote, a run-off election will be held between the two (2) candidates receiving the most votes. The run-off election will allow all Professional members who were current by March 31 to vote. The Women’s Junior Olympic Program Director will work with the individual RACC on the procedures for online run-off elections.
  10. In the case of a tie in the run-off election or in an election with only two candidates, the Regional Administrative Committee Chairman (RACC) of the respective state will vote to break the tie.
  11. Write-in votes will not be allowed.
  12. If only one nomination for state office is received, the RACC of that respective state will cast one (1) vote and the nominee will be elected by acclamation. This information is also to be sent to the Women’s Junior Olympic Program Director by March 15.
  13. The week after April 15th the RACC’s will receive their respective region’s election results by email, including the actual vote counts in the event that any of the candidate wants to know this information. The RACC’s will notify all of the candidates of the election results.
  14. After all elections are concluded, a complete list of the State Administrative Chairmen will be published at
  15. The Regional Administrative Committee Chairman (RACC) shall send a copy of the verified vote count to each candidate in each respective election, upon request of the candidate.
Please let me know if you have questions concerning the above or any additional matters.

Evelyn Paradis

Cell:  (925) 963-4627

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