Model for Structure of Councils and Committees

Model for Structure of Councils and Committees

Revised October 1, 2020.


Council Charge

Guide the strategic deployment and evaluation of activities that fall within the focus of the council and also be accountable for advancing activities that transcend a specific committee.

Council Activities

  • Promote communications bi-directionally with committee chairs, staff, other councils, and board liaison.
  • Coordinate overarching goals with other committee chairs.
  • Participate in virtual and in-person committee interactions.
  • Support communications among committee chairs under the council.
  • Provide support to committee chairs to accomplish their charges.
  • Monitor charges and accomplishments of the committees under council.

Council Composition

  • Chair from each committee that is under the Council
  • One Board member who is an active participant
  • Three members at large with relevant experience, selected from general membership by the Board, serving three-year terms after initial appointment (serves as Past-Chair, Chair, and Chair-Elect)
  • One staff liaison

Council Chair

Rotation includes first year as chair-elect, second year as chair, and third year as past-chair.

Council  Board Reporting

Quarterly calls or meetings with chairs of the councils and the Board.

Council Meetings (Virtual)

On a regular basis to facilitate communications and information exchange, as well as to support preparation of quarterly reports to the Board.

Committee and Task Force Composition

Chairs and Committee Members appointed by the Board from the volunteer pool. Committees that require Board liaisons: AAAF, ABA, SAA, AAA Programs, Coding and Reimbursement, Guidelines and Strategic Documents, Membership, New Professionals, PAC Advisory, PPAC, and SAA Advisory. Some committees may include SAA representation.

The Board of Directors appoints Task Forces appointed from the volunteer pool and content experts.

Volunteer Appointment

All open volunteer positions to be determined and approved by the Board.