Membership on the Council is for a two-year term, with about half of the representatives being newly elected each year. The SPS Council election is held each spring, with voting eligibility accorded to SPS personnel holding half-time or greater appointments who cast ballots for candidates representing their university affiliation. Numerical representation on the council is proportional to the number of SPS personnel within each of Seven Representational Divisions.
For each elected representative, there is an alternate who is the runner-up in the election. Alternates are encouraged to attend Council meetings, but may vote only when their representative is absent.
The SPS Council officers are elected by the Council representatives.
Row 3: Linda Watson (Secretary), Karinne Bredberg, Mark Pietrowski, Tim Trottier, Catherine Doederlein (President)
Row 4: Jeanne Meyer, David Dosier, Brian Walk, Steve Builta, Russ Devereaux
Row 5: Judy Schneider, Jeffrey Salmon
Not Pictured: April Arnold, Debra Boughton (Treasurer), Sandi Carlisle, Judith Dymond, Scott Foelske, Dana Gautcher, Emily Hochstatter, Gail Jacky, Jack King, Sandy Lopez, Keira Miller, Margaret Myles, Randi Napientek (Vice President), Peter Olson, Tom Parisi, Nicholas Piazza, Deborah Pixton, Nyoka Polyak, Ryan Pumroy, Tracy Rogers, Donna Schoenfeld, Kathy Smith, Roselyn Snell, Christina Sutcliffe, Tom Viel, Erica Wade.