Applying for Affiliated Council Status
An organization that wishes to affiliate with AACC as a council must submit to the AACC president and CEO a letter of request for consideration for affiliated council status on the organization’s official letterhead. Accompanying the letter, the prospect should assemble application materials that set forth the following:
- Be organized as a non-profit corporation recognized as tax exempt under either Sections 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(6) of the Internal Revenue Code.
- Demonstrate that it is financially sound.
- Not receive the majority of its operating income from the sale of goods or services.
- Not in writing or otherwise represent that it speaks for or represents AACC unless so authorized in writing by AACC.
- Not use AACC logo or marks without receiving authorization in writing from AACC.
- Agree in writing to indemnify and hold harmless AACC from any liabilities or obligations arising from its activities.
- Demonstrate that it has a membership base sufficient to support its continued operation.
- Agree in writing not to take positions or support policies in opposition to AACC positions and policies.
Each Affiliated Council shall be recommended for membership by the AACC Executive Committee and approved by vote of the AACC Board.
Staff will review the application for completeness and forward to the president and CEO for review. The president and CEO will make a formal recommendation to the AACC Board of Directors or AACC Executive Committee, whichever meets first.
An organization that is denied affiliation may be granted a hearing by the AACC Board of Directors if a request is filed within 45 days after notice of denial is mailed by AACC.