Please consider serving as an officer with TAVAC.  Nominations for a position on the TAVAC Executive Board will be accepted until April 30, 2022.  Voting will occur during the Annual TAVAC Summer Conference.  All officers shall be employed as a VAC or TEA certified professional serving in the vocational transition for special needs students and shall have been a current member in good standing for the preceding two consecutive years.  If elected, you will take office at the Annual TAVAC Conference in Fort Worth. Serving as an officer for TAVAC does require a time commitment but it is well worth the effort to be able to work with a great group of educators in service to the organization. Nominations are currently being accepted for the offices of President-Elect, 2nd Vice President, Treasurer, and Editor. The even-numbered regional representatives (2, 4, 6, and 8) will be nominated and elected at the Regional meetings during the Conference.

The President-Elect serves as the State Conference Committee Chairperson, coordinates assignments of duties with hosting local organizations, communicates with hotel personnel, and serves as Audit Committee Chairperson ensuring that all funds are accounted for the year. The officer is also responsible for signing the Conference Contract for the following year(s).  This officer serves a two-year term then continues to serve an additional two-year term as the Board President.

The Second Vice-President represents all members of the organization. Duties include Public Relations Chairman, Nominating Chairman, Handbook Chairman, and responsible for 60-hour certification for members.  This officer serves a two-year term.

The Treasurer is the budget officer for the association. The Treasurer is responsible for writing all checks and promptly depositing all monies. He/She is the President’s chief advisor in all financial matters, including signing and approving contracts, maintaining all financial records, and preparing quarterly and annual financial reports.  This officer serves a two-year term.

The Editor publishes and distributes the TAVAC newsletter, publishes and mails the membership directory writes and edits articles for the newsletter, and is responsible for budgeting for the newsletter. This officer is elected for a two-year term.

The Regional Representative is elected for a two-year term by the members within that region.  Duties include maintaining correspondence within the region for communication and membership promotion, promoting public relations work within the region, advising the Second Vice-President on public relations and the First Vice-President on membership activities, serving as a member of the nominating committee and sending a quarterly newsletter to the regional members, the President, Editor and First Vice-President. 

If you are interested in serving as President-Elect, 2nd Vice President, Treasurer, or Editor, please send a completed nomination form to Cheryl Nelson at  The application to apply is located in the link above.

If you are interested in serving as a Regional Representative for Region 2, 4, 6, or 8, please notify your regional rep.  Current representatives are:  Region 2 –Deborah Norris, Region 4 – Amy Bailon, Region 6 – Terry Snow, and Region 8 – Jessica Garza. 

If you need additional information you may contact any TAVAC officer at or contact Cheryl Nelson at