Message from the Chair: 2019 DPS Election Results

It is my pleasure to announce the results of the 2019 DPS elections. The turnout this year was outstanding as 41% of the membership voted in this election. Thank you to the DPS membership for their strong participation.

The proposed amendments to the DPS bylaws were approved by 96%. The DPS bylaws are now consistent with changes in the AAS bylaws.

Congratulations to Amy Mainzer, who is the incoming Vice-Chair and to Noemi Pinilla-Alonso and Dana Hurley, incoming Committee members. These elected members will begin their terms of service during the Members meeting on Tuesday at the joint EPSC-DPS meeting in Geneva, Switzerland.

The Division for Planetary Sciences relies on volunteers for its leadership positions and we thank all members who were willing to run for these elected positions. Our division exists for the purpose of advancing all aspects of the investigation of the Solar System and other planetary systems.  A special thanks to our Nominating Subcommittee, Chair Yvonne Pendleton and members Carrie Nugent and Matthew Knight, for assembling the 2019 slate of candidates, Secretary, Anne Verbiscer, for running the elections and to the AAS for their technical support.


Linda Spilker

DPS Chair


1 Aug 2019