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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 take place online January 23-24, 2021. All ATA members are invited to attend.

To join the meeting on Zoom, email to request an invitation link. Click to read the agenda.

ATA members can login through Members Only to review summaries and minutes from previous Board meetings.

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. Listen to Episode 33 of The ATA Podcast to learn more about the nominations process.


Links to candidate statements are posted on the Elections page of the ATA website in September. The statements are also be published in the Chronicle-Online. Interviews with the candidates are available as podcasts. Click to listen.


The ATA Officers and Board of Directors are elected at the Annual Meeting of Voting Members during the ATA Annual Conference. Learn more about the ATA Board Elections Policy.

Election Results 2019 >>

Election results for 2019 were announced at the ATA 60th Annual Conference in Palm Springs, California. Click for results.


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.