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.




  • 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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  • State & Regional Partnership and Affiliate Program

    Additional information regarding the AACRAO State & Regional Partnership and Affiliate Program.

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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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  • 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 ACRAOs Leadership Group

    State and Regional ACRAOs group 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. This group is a beneficial service to the state and regional associations and to AACRAO.

    How to join the group

    To request to join the group, send an email to After sending a message to this address, you will receive an automated reply asking you to confirm your request. To join the group, you must reply to the message to confirm the request, and a notification will be sent to the Group manager to approve your request.

  • State & Regional Facebook Group

    Join this online community to stay connected to the ACRAO network

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State & Regional Webinars

AACRAO Coffee Break for State and Regional Officers: Annual Meeting Planning

August 13, 2021

Coffee Break

Panel/networking event for those involved with planning a State and Regional Annual Meeting.  Do you need advice about planning your state and/or regional annual meeting/conference?  Will your meeting/conference be held virtually or hybrid? Are your conferences inclusive? What AACRAO resources might be available to help? Bring your questions and challenges to the session for some best practices and learn from your peers and colleagues at other State and Regionals organizations.

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Dr. Tina DeNeen

Associate Executive Director, AACRAO

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Christopher Huang

Associate Vice Chancellor and Registrar, Purdue University Fort Wayne