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Leadership

Executive Committee

The AAPG Executive Committee (EC) exercises executive control and management of the affairs and funds of the AAPG. It serves as the Association's board of directors and consists of the following members:

  • President (one year)
  • Vice President, Sections (two years)
  • Vice President, Regions (two years)
  • President-Elect (one year)
  • Secretary (two years)
  • Treasurer (two years)
  • Editor (three years)
  • Chair, House of Delegates (one year)

Terms of office for members of the EC are noted in parentheses.

All positions are elected by the voting Members of the Association. A voting Member is one whose dues are paid in full and who have fulfilled the requirements for Member.

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Advisory Council

The advisory function of the Association is assigned to the Advisory Council. It consists of the following members:

  • Immediate Past-President
  • Two previous Presidents
  • Immediate Past Chair of the House of Delegates
  • Chief elected officer of each Division
  • Section councilors
  • Region councilors

The Council has no executive authority and reports to the Executive Committee on all matters involving ethics and discipline referred to it.

Primarily, the Council conducts long-range planning and reports to the EC on all matters involving review of the constitution and bylaws. It recommends to the EC nominations for Association officers and most honors and awards. It also reviews the overall organization of AAPG and its committee structure while undertaking any special projects assigned by the EC.

House of Delegates

All of the legislative function of the AAPG falls under the responsibility of the House of Delegates. It is made up of elected delegates as defined by the Association bylaws. Delegates are elected by popular vote and serve three year terms.

The HoD meets annually at the time of the AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition when they elect their officers for the next fiscal year. Officers are the Chair, Chair-Elect and Secretary/Editor. Each is a one-year term that starts on July 1.

The Delegates' Voice is the quarterly newsletter of the HoD that is sent to all Members of the Association via email. It can be read online. Sign up now to subscribe to the Delegates' Voice.

The AAPG Sections are made up of individuals and affiliated geological societies. They combine their efforts to organize technical meetings and generate content for publications and newsletters.

Currently there are six Sections and each elects Councillors to serve on the Advisory Council for three-year terms. If the Section has more than 750 members, their councillor may vote on the Advisory Council.

Take time to visit each Section page to learn about their leadership, activities and read news or science articles either in or about their area. Simply locate and click on the Section in the map below.

The AAPG Regions are made up of individuals and affiliated geological societies. They combine their efforts to organize technical meetings, generate content for publications and newsletters. 

Currently there are six Regions and each elects Councillors to serve on the Advisory Council for three-year terms. If the Region has more than 750 members, their councillor may vote on the Advisory Council.

Most AAPG Regions have an office in them to help the members with their projects. Take time to visit each Region page to learn about their leadership, activities in their area and read news or science articles either in or about their area.

Committees

Each year a list of standing committees are published by the Association. Each committee has a mission statement defining their responsibility. Committee leadership is appointed by the President of the Association. Most committee membership is limited to three-year terms.

Visit the committee pages to learn about the various committees. Get involved by expressing an interest in a committee today.

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