The Board of Governors is one of the most unique aspects of the American College of Gastroenterology’s governance. Governors are ACG Fellows that are elected from the membership of a particular state or region. There are currently 77 Governors across seven different regions in the U.S. and abroad. The Board of Governors acts as a two-way conduit between College leadership and the membership at large. This helps the College make certain it is meeting the evolving needs of the membership. The ACG Governors also act as a grassroots force on important issues facing gastroenterologists and organized medicine at large at both the national and state levels. Finally, the Board of Governors is also an integral part of the College’s membership outreach activities.

The ACG Board of Governors meets twice per year; once in conjunction with the ACG Annual Meeting and Postgraduate Course and once independently. Governors are elected to three-year terms and can serve for a total of six years consecutively. Approximately one-third of the Governors’ seats are up for election each year.