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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 25, 2018 at ATA's 59th Annual Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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.


Links to candidate statements are posted on the Elections page of the ATA website. The statements are also published in the September/October issue of The ATA Chronicle.


The ATA Officers and Board of Directors are elected at the Annual Meeting of Voting Members during the ATA Annual Conference.

Election Results 2017 >>

Election results for 2017 were announced at the ATA 58th Annual Conference in Washington, DC 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.