Elections will be held in 2022 at the San Jose Conference. Below are the Guidelines for Chairperson and Treasurer. If you are considering running in the upcoming elections reach out to current or previous Chairperson or Treasurer.
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The Council Chairperson is elected at the Spring Conference of the EVEN
numbered years and serves a two (2) year term. This office is restricted to no more
than two (2) consecutive terms, four (4) years.
(Voted in Rocklin CA June 2019 by the delegates)
The Council Chairperson should have experience serving with NCCAA in any
capacity. Experience with the Twelve Steps, Twelve Traditions and Twelve
Concepts, as well as other service positions. It is recommended that the Council
Chairperson have a minimum of ten (10) years continuous sobriety,
The Council Chairperson should have the time available to perform the duties of
conducting the business of the Council in presenting the three Conferences
each year and work closely with the Treasurer and the Secretaries.
The Council Chairperson may delegate any, or all, of the Chairperson’s
responsibilities to one or any of the Secretaries, or in cases of necessity to any
responsible A.A. member. The Council Chairperson shall, however, assume full
responsibility for any functions so delegated. If the Chairperson is unable to
assume the duties of the Council, one of the Secretaries will act as Chairperson
until a special election can be held.
The Council Treasurer is elected at the Spring Conference of the ODD numbered
years and serves a two (2) year term. This office is restricted to no more than two
(2) consecutive terms.
(Voted in Foster City CA March 2019 by the delegates)
It is recommended that the Council Treasurer has experience serving with
NCCAA. Experience with the Twelve Steps, Twelve Traditions and Twelve
Concepts. As well as other A.A. service positions as a treasurer with appropriate
financial background with a minimum of eight (8) years continuous sobriety.
The Treasurer should have the time available to be responsible for all Council
funds and to work very closely with the Council Chairperson. A Financial Report
of each Conference is to be prepared and presented at the Pre/Post Conference
meeting following the Conference and at the next Conference Steering Committee
A Financial Statement as June 30 and December 31 of each year is to be
prepared. Each of these financial statements will be reviewed and approved at a
meeting of all the officers of the Northern California Council, as soon as possible
after completion, and each is to be published in the next available issue of the
The books of the Council shall be available to any AA member or group for
inspection at anytime.
The Treasurer may delegate any, or all, of the above responsibilities to one or any
of the Secretaries, or in case of necessity, to any responsible AA member. The
Treasurer shall, however, assume full responsibility for any functions so delegated.
If the Treasurer is unable to assume the duties of the Council, a temporary
Treasurer will be selected by the Chairperson until a special election can be held.