State and Regional Organizations

AACRAO and the state and regional associations (ACRAOs) share the same basic goals of enhancing not only the profession but also the professional development of the individual members. One of the fundamental strengths of our profession is the vitality of strong, active state and regional associations. These associations provide members with many professional development activities and opportunities and generally are instrumental in forging the informal networks that exist throughout the country.

AACRAO's Vice President of Leadership and Management Development and AACRAO's State and Regional Relations Committee formulate and share responsibility for AACRAO's relationship with state and regional associations.


AACRAO is moving the 2020 State and Regional workshops online. This three-part, free webinar series will cover questions that both new and seasoned officers have, and provide the opportunity for you to collaborate with your peers. Register now.

  • State & Regional "How to" Guide

    Containing best practices, examples, and suggestions that affiliated State & Regional Organizations of all sizes may reference as they develop and/or improve their organization

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  • AACRAO On the Road

    AACRAO is excited to offer workshops, led by experienced AACRAO staff and consultants, to our State and Regional ACRAOs.

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  • Partnership and Affiliate Program

    AACRAO is paving the path to a solution that will not only aid state and regionals but will also affirm our shared professional goals by committing to make an all-encompassing membership software and website package - MemberClicks. Built to make small association management manageable, this solution is available to all ACRAO state and regional associations at reduced rates in partnership with AACRAO.

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  • Ockerman Awards

    The Elbert W. Ockerman State and Regional Professional Activity Award recognizes outstanding professional activities of the state/regional associations and encourages development and expansion of quality professional activities among state/regional associations. Up to three awards of $500 each will be presented. Nominees must prepare a one page written summary of their activities for consideration. The recipient(s) are recommended by the AACRAO Awards Committee and approved by the Board of Directors.

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  • State & Regional Listserv

    AACRAO State and Regional Association listserv is an electronic forum for sharing information about questions and issues of interest to those in positions of leadership in the state and regional associations. It is open to any officers of state and regional associations, the AACRAO Board of Directors, AACRAO National Office staff, and AACRAO committees whose activities relate to those of the state and regional associations. The listserv is a beneficial service to the state and regional associations and to AACRAO.

    Questions? Contact the List Manager.

  • State & Regional Facebook Group

    Join this online community to stay connected to the ACRAO network

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