Chapter Presidents' Council
May 1, 2012
The Chapter Presidents Council (CPC) is the group comprised of Presidents from all chapters. The AFP President and CEO and the AFP Board Chair are ex-officio members of the CPC. The Association governance structure ensures that all chapters and members are represented and have a significant role in Association strategy and oversight.
The current form of governance was adopted in October 2006 after a task force that had worked for more than two years made its recommendations. The ways in which the Association is governed by its members has changed a few times since its incorporation in 1960. A quick note—when the Association was smaller, all chapter presidents served on the AFP Board—that would be difficult to manage now with well over 200 chapters!
The CPC serves as the forum for feedback, networking, identification of issues, and dialogue for Chapter Presidents, as well as holding certain governance responsibilities. The governance responsibilities of the CPC are to elect a representative to the AFP International Board of Directors and to elect, by District, representatives and alternates to the Committee on Directorship (COD). The voting meetings are held only during the Leadership Academy.
The chapter president exercises the Chapter's voting privileges, which may be delegated to the President-Elect if the President is not in attendance. In the event that neither of these is able to attend, the President may vote by proxy given to the President of another AFP chapter within the same District. The Chapter Affiliation Agreement (section 12) specifies that the Chapter agrees to send, subject only to budgetary constraints, the Chapter President and/or President-Elect to CPC meetings and to the AFP Leadership Academy
The CPC meets twice per year: once prior to the AFP International Conference and again at the Leadership Academy. Any chapter leader and any member may attend either or both of these meetings.