APA's 13 councils were established by the Board of Trustees. They implement APA's objectives and report to the Joint Reference Committee. There are also eight standing committees that report directly to the Board of Trustees. APA’s councils and committees are together known as components.

Serve on an APA Component

APA's many accomplishments are made possible through the generosity of members' time, energy and expertise. One-third of the positions on all APA's councils and committees are open for appointment by the President-Elect each year.

Members with expertise in the content areas of the 13 councils and their corresponding committees are strongly encouraged to submit their names or nominate a colleague to ensure the breadth of diversity within the membership is reflected.

The deadline to submit nominations was August 31, 2020. For questions, please contact

Learn about the work and purpose of each council.

Council Photo Directory

View photo directories to find APA Council Members (available to APA Members).

View More


Leadership Opportunities

Learn about the ways in which you can get involved in APA's leadership, including election information and eligibility.

Learn More

Search Directories & Databases

Search directories for information on APA Members, Assembly, Components, District Branches and Administration.

Governance Meeting Schedule

View upcoming APA Governance and Allied Organizations Meetings

Download Schedule