AAPA has 12 standing technical and three policy committees. Technical committees can include individuals from all membership categories; policy committee members include only corporate members and generally address legislative policy or association manage¬ment issues.
The Executive Committee, subject to the supervision of the Board of Directors, establishes standing committees as necessary. The Executive Committee assigns each committee its mission, goals and objectives and, when appropriate, modifies the mission, goals and objectives to reflect new or changed conditions.
The incoming Chairman of the Board appoints chairmen of standing committees each year. Committee members are appointed (or approved) by the respective Committee Chairmen.
The Chairman of the Board also has the authority to establish and appoint members of ad hoc committees during his or her term of office as he or she deems necessary and appropriate to deal with specific problems which may arise and are not within the jurisdiction of any standing committees.