Statutory Bodies

The IAOA Statute specifies the general organization of the Association:

  • The Assembly is the topmost authority in the Association. Every personal member of the Association has voting rights in the Assembly. The Assembly elects the Executive Council and Board of Auditors.
  • The Executive Council administers the Association. It is elected by the Assembly. The Executive Council annually elects the President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer of the Association, from among its members. It may also appoint other offices, among its members or not.
  • The Advisory Board provides advice to the Executive Council and fosters continuity and long-term development of the Association.
  • The Board of Auditors audits Association books and records. It is elected by, and reports its findings to, the Assembly.

Details for each of these bodies, including current elected and appointed roles, are available in the pages linked above.

Administrative Committees

The Executive Council may form administrative committees as called for, supporting particular lines of administrative responsibility. Each administrative committee is led by an Officer designated by the Executive Council.  

Scientific Committees

Scientific committees pursue significant long-term activity in technical areas within the broad field of the Association and are lead by chairs or co-chairs designated by the Executive Council.

Regional Chapters

The IAOA can have Regional Chapters. If you are interested in running one, please see the “how to set up a Regional Chapter” page and let us know.