The Structure of ACTE
There are five organizational bodies within ACTE: the State Associations, Regions, Divisions, the Board of Directors, and the Assembly of
Delegates. How do you know which is which, and who does what?
The state associations are the local organizations within
each state. Although the state associations and ACTE are separate
organizations, they are affiliated with each other, and they work together to
provide member value and services that are tailored to each state. Members are
encouraged to join both the state association and ACTE. To provide better
service to our members, the state associations are organized into geographic
regions. Each Region hosts a conference to provide professional
development and networking closer to the membership within the Region.
Each member of ACTE is part of a Region and a
Division. The Divisions represent the content area focus and/or special
interest group of the member. The Divisions provide a specific identity
to career and technical educators beyond their state or Region; members are
also identified by the type of career and technical education they provide or
ACTE is governed by two bodies: the Board of Directors and
the Assembly of Delegates. The ACTE Board of Directors is made up of 19
members, including vice presidents from each Region and Division, as well as
three officers, who are the presidents of the organization. The Assembly
of Delegates, composed of approximately 200 delegates, represents members of
each state association. These two groups provide checks and balances to each
other, ensuring that the direction of the Association and the service to members
is wisely maintained.
The Assembly of Delegates is authorized to amend the bylaws
and pass resolutions. The Board of Directors oversees the strategic
direction of the organization, hires the executive director and amends the Board Policy and Procedures Manual.