OHFAMA House of Delegates

2020 HOD November 13 - 14
Embassy Suites Columbus - Airport

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About the OHFAMA House of Delegates (HOD)


From the OHFAMA Bylaws, Article VII:

  1. The House of Delegates shall be the governing body of the Association.
  2. The House of Delegates shall determine the policies of the Association.
  3. The House of Delegates through its presiding officer, shall appoint such ad hoc committees as it deems necessary for conduct of business.

2020 HOD Meeting Information

Proposed Changes to OHFAMA Bylaws

During the 2020 OHFAMA House of Delegates several proposed revisions to the OHFAMA bylaws will be presented for consideration. Delegates are encouraged to:

  1. Review the video from Bylaws Committee Chair Marc Greenberg, DPM
  2. Review the proposed changes to the Bylaws
  3. Submit your feedback to the Bylaws Committee and Board of Trustees

Annual Business Meeting Research

The OHFAMA HOD Assessment Committee (OHAC) was formed at the 2019 HOD to determine if there is a better model of an Annual Business Meeting OHFAMA should follow.

Proposed Bylaws Changes

Below is a summary of Bylaw changes outlined in the video above:

Below are two versions of the Bylaw changes. The first document includes changing the House of Delegates to an Annual Business Meeting and the second document includes the revisions but leaves the House of Delegates meeting as currently listed in the approved Bylaws:

Annual Business Meeting Agenda

Below is a sample Annual Business Meeting agenda for your review:

Submit Your Feedback

Please submit your comments, questions, or concerns regarding the proposed changes to the OHFAMA bylaws. Please reference the page number and/or specific section of the bylaws in your comments. Your comments will be shared with the Bylaws Committee and Board of Trustees.

Important Information for Academy Officers

2019 HOD Meeting Information

2019 HOD Proposition and Resolutions

2019 HOD Additional Meeting Information

APMA Code of Ethics - click here

Hotel Information

The Embassy Suites Hotel is a full service all-suite hotel offering warm hospitality and superior services including: Complimentary cook-to-order breakfast each morning, Evening complimentary manager’s reception featuring beverages+ of your choice and light snacks, Flying Spoons casual dining, Room service, High speed internet access, Business center (open 24 hours), Indoor swimming pool and whirlpool, Onsite laundry facilities, Fitness center, Laundry and dry cleaning service, daily, Check out services include full service check out, express check out or self-service check out, Airline boarding pass printer, Hilton Honors® Points & Miles™

To reserve a room under the OHFAMA room block please call (614) 536-0500 and use the group code ANK or follow this link to book online. 

For directions and any other information please click here to visit their website

Important Information for Delegates

Resolution Consideration

All resolutions must be submitted to Mike Mathy, CAE, Executive Director (mmathy@ohfama.org) prior to September 11, 2020 per OHFAMA bylaws (60 days notice).

A financial impact form for each resolution must accompany the resolution.

Emergency resolutions may be considered by the House of Delegates after the deadline has passed for resolutions, provided they meet ALL of the following criteria:

  • The resolution is of an urgent matter and addresses an issue whose urgency has come to light after the submission deadline has passed.
  • Clear evidence exists to support the argument that the urgency and information pertaining to the matter came to light after the deadline.
  • Demonstrate that the association and /or professional may experience irreparable harm if the matter is not considered during the current session of the House of Delegates.
  • Complete supporting documentation is provided by the sponsor.
  • Sufficient information is available and time provided for a financial analysis to be reviewed and completed.
  • The resolution has been received no later than 24 hours before the close of the House.
  • The Reference Committee has accepted the resolution as meeting the criteria for emergency status.

Resolutions that do not meet the above criteria shall be referred to a subsequent meeting of the House of Delegates.