PCA Regions for National Specialty Rotation and for Board Nominating Committees

The PCA Standing Rules currently refer to two types of regions for two separate purposes.

For purposes of rotating National Specialties across regions, Standing Rule #39 states:

The Specialty rotation , starting in 2000 , will be as follows:
2000 – Region # 2, Middle States
2001 – Region # 3, Western States
2002 – Region # 1, Eastern States

The configuration of the Regions is as follows :

East: Connecticut, D. C., Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maine, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia and West Virginia.

Middle: Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin.

West: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.

For purposes of the Nominating Committee selecting a slate of Board candidates, Standing Rule #28 states:

If possible, the nominating committee shall nominate two candidates from each of the five regions delineated in the Specialty Advisory Handbook.

Note:  When Standing Rule #28 was adopted, the following defined the five regions.  Since rule #28 has not been changed, the Nominating Committee continues to use the five-region definition below.

#1  (NORTHEASTERN REGION) – Connecticut, Main, Massachusetts, New Hampshire,  New Jersey,  New York,  Pennsylvania,  Rhode Island and Vermont.

#2  (NORTH & SOUTH CENTRAL REGION) – Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Utah and Wyoming.

#3  (MID-WESTERN REGION) –  Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio and Wisconsin.

#4  (WESTERN REGION) – California, Nevada, Oregon and Washington.

#5  (SOUTHEASTERN REGION) – Alabama, Arkansas, D.C., Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia. 

From Puli News/December 1985