AAPL committees and task forces serve at the pleasure of the president to aid and assist in carrying out duties and responsibilities.
All committee members and task force members including chairmen, assistant chairmen and industry representatives are required to be Active AAPL members.
AAPL committee chairmen, task force chairmen and associated representatives are appointed by the AAPL president-elect at least 30 days prior to the members’ Annual Meeting. If a vacancy occurs, the AAPL president will name the chairman's replacement within 30 days.
AAPL committee members are appointed by the AAPL president after consulting with the following individuals at their discretion:
- The outgoing committee chairman
- The incoming committee chairman
- The first vice president
For continuity purposes, AAPL committee members shall be appointed for a three-year staggered term. Should a vacancy occur, the AAPL president shall appoint a replacement to fill the unexpired term.