A vision for change – with a focus on members.

I am asking you to give me the opportunity to serve as YOUR District I Director for the American Chemical Society.

My name is Richard Cobb and I am running for ACS District 1 Director. Find out more about why I am running. You can also learn more about what I stand for in my Position Statement and Policy Statements.  Learn more about what my ACS colleagues and collaborators say about me.

Contact me if you have any inquiries, ideas or concerns.

The 2021 election runs from September 27 through October 22. Don’t forget to cast your vote!


“Over the past five years Richard has contributed significantly to the mission of the Leadership Development System as a member of the Board Oversight Group (BOG) and the Pipeline Working Group and more recently as a facilitator of several system courses. My interactions with him on BOG convinced me of his high professional standards and … Continue reading Professor / Member of the Chemical Education Division

Professor / Member of the Chemical Education Division

“During the past two years I have had the pleasure of serving on the Membership Affairs Committee (MAC) chaired by Richard Cobb. Under his leadership important petitions on Membership Categories and Requirements, Society Affiliate Dues, and Multi-Year Dues were approved and the ACS Member Network was successfully launched. In addition, he has directed the preparation … Continue reading Member, Membership Affairs Committee

Member, Membership Affairs Committee

“I would have loved to have Richard on my Board!”

Former President, Canadian Society of Chemistry

“I enthusiastically endorse D. Richard Cobb for the position of Director District I.  Dick has been actively involved in the American Chemical Society at Local, Regional and National levels for many years.  He has been very helpful as I have transitioned into an active role in our Local section upon my election as Secretary.”

Secretary, Rochester Section