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How ATA Works

At a Glance >>

ATA is incorporated as a 501(c)(6) association in the State of New York.

Board of Directors >>

An elected Board of nine directors and four officers is responsible for managing ATA's goals and activities.

Board Meetings

The ATA Board of Directors meets four times a year. Board meetings are open to all ATA members.

The next Board meeting will be held October 28-29, 2017 in Washington, DC.

Committees >>

The ATA bylaws establish a number of committees to oversee and administer many of ATA's programs and activities.

Bylaws >>

The nature and scope of ATA activities are defined by the association's bylaws.


Call for Nominations

ATA's Nominating and Leadership Development Committee accepts nominations from January to March. Any ATA member may make a nomination. (Closed March 1, 2017)


Candidate statements will be published in the September/October issue of The ATA Chronicle. A link to the statements will also be posted on the Elections 2017 page of the ATA website.

Elections 2017 >>

The ATA Board and Officers are elected at the Annual Meeting of Voting Members during the ATA Annual Conference. The slate of candidates for the 2017 Elections is now available online.

Election Results 2016 >>

Election results for 2016 were announced at the ATA Annual Conference in San Francisco and published in the Chronicle-Online.


Mission Statement >>

The simplest reason for a mission statement is to answer the question "What is the fundamental purpose of the organization?"

Ethics >>

An association's code of ethics defines it as no other description can. It states the group's purpose; its ideals and values; the standards of professionalism it expects; and the real world ethical dilemmas its members may face.

Policies and Procedures >>

ATA policies and procedures are the guidelines to the effective operation of the organization. They supplement the fundamental principles of the association's Bylaws.

Finances >>

ATA's annual treasurer's report and budget are always available to members. Log in required.