In January 1989 the concept of a regional representative was proposed and approved. A Regional Trustee (RT) is a trusted servant who serves the S-Anon fellowship and the members in their Region, and becomes a key component of the legal S-Anon service Structure. RT service positions allow the eight Regions in North America to be represented, and provide a Regional perspective at BOT meetings. The RT also assists trusted servants at all levels in the Region, and works to ensure that information from the World Service Office (WSO) and BOT is distributed to Delegates, Intergroups, Groups, and in many cases, Lone Members and Lone Member Coordinators in their Region. Composition of the regions is shown below.

Central Eastern Canada: New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Manitoba, Nunavut
Western Canada: Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Saskatchewan,
Midwest: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Ohio, Wisconsin
Northeast: Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia
Northwest: Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming
Southeast: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee
Southwest: Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah
West: Northern California, Southern California, Hawaii, Nevada

An RT must be elected either by the groups in the Region in which he/she would serve, or by a vote of the BOT if the Region is not sufficiently organized to conduct an election process. The BOT seats Regional Trustees who are formally elected by their Region without further qualification or vote by the BOT. Elected Regional Trustees can best represent the needs and desires of the groups they serve and can be held accountable by those same groups. S-Anon publication L-21, “Serving as an S-Anon Regional Trustee” contains more detailed information; more information about a possible election process, “The Process for Electing a Regional Trustee,” is located on the Area Structure page at www.sanon.org. The World Service Office can provide contact information for each Regional Trustee.

Updated 5/30/2019