DRAFT UPDATED DECEMBER 8, 2000
e. Develop strategic plans for the future; provide organization and direction to the
members; and develop strategies to ensure adequate funding of aquatic education
f. Serve as a communication liaison between agencies, and industry and state aquatic
resource education coordinators to develop, promote, and report on program activities.
g. To promote education and wise-use management and conservation of aquatic
resources, and those recreational sports related to them.
The primary forum for these activities is the Associations conference, which occurs every two
AREA Board. The Board is the executive governing body of the association. The Board
contains four officers; Chair, Vice-Chair, Treasurer and Secretary and regional
AREA National Conference Committee.
Other member from AREA Board of Directors
Chairperson of previous Conference
At least two staff from previous Conference
At least two people from current host state/local conference committee.
Where possible, at least two members from local conference committee
for next conference.
The Board appoints members to this committee for four-year terms.
Local Conference Committee. This group includes the AREA members agency staff (or
other member agencies if there is multi-state sponsorship) sponsoring the conference.
Conference proposal. A proposal from potential sponsors or local conference committee
outlining their proposed conference dates, times and location of the conference.
Hotel request for proposal. A template used by sponsors to solicit bids for conference
location. Its use is not mandatory. However, we suggest its use.