The Aviation Council has Standing (*) and Special Committees to study and make recommendations to the Board of Directors and to carry out specific assignments as needed. Experienced Committee Members are available to assist ACP Members with aviation related projects and concerns. If you’d like to learn more about the duties and responsibilities of the ACP Committee Members and Chairs, please review our Committee Handbook.


The Executive Committee is composed of the Officers of the Council and the immediate past president.  They are empowered to act on behalf of the Board and report any actions taken at the next board meeting.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Establish items for board meeting agendas
  • Prioritize issues for the full board to address
  • Monitor and evaluate progress toward ACP’s strategic goals and initiatives and making periodic and timely presentations to the full board on progress
  • Conduct research relative to investment, risk and industry trends
  • Actively participate in strategic planning and advise the board on pertinent business matters
  • Meet as needed at such time and place as designated by the President
  • Act as the Nominating Committee to recommend from the membership, a slate of qualified council members to fill a vacancy on the Board of Directors
  • Develop Annual Strategic Plan


The Membership Committee, also referred to as the Communications Committee, provides members and the public with information about ACP, the aviation industry and aviation priorities.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Oversee the planning and organization for a continuous membership growth and maintenance program
  • Resolve delinquent memberships by contacting the delinquent member and trying to bring the member back into good standing
  • Develop and maintain ACP communication tools (public service announcements, videos, website, social media, and e-newsletter with monthly airport/member highlights)


This committee serves as an advisory committee to all public policy for the ACP Board of Directors. The committee will consist of two main groups and are as follows:

  1. National Outreach- partnership and relationships created at a national level provide transparency into the aviation industry in Pennsylvania while gaining support from those organizations with common interests.
  2. Commonwealth Advocacy- providing insight and opportunities for the Commonwealth’s key decision makers as well as advocacy towards positive aviation legislation and financial determination.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Conduct an in-depth review and discussion of all proposed ACP legislative positions at the local, Commonwealth and federal levels of government and determine which ones merit ACP positions
  • Review and give recommendations for legislative education and outreach programs which ACP may provide or participate in
  • Develop working strategic partnerships with organizations with common interests and leverage ACP as an asset on all levels of advocacy statement


The committee manages educational programs and materials of ACP, as well as those from Member Societies and further dissemination of licensing and intellectual property information to governments, organizations, institutions, and individuals outside ACP.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • To recommend and establish aviation education programs and aid in the coordination of aviation programs and instructions within the Commonwealth
  • Develop session topics and provide speakers for the Annual PA Aviation Conference, ACP webinars and other media productions
  • Increase public awareness in aviation and provide educational resources to industry professional and students considering and pursuing careers in aviation
  • Oversee the agenda development of the Annual PA Aviation Conference and have the agenda confirmed by the end of the first quarter of the year 


The charge of the Scholarship Committee is to oversee the annual scholarship and to ensure the timely and fair disposition of scholarship funds.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Organize and administer the selection process for scholarship award recommendations to the PA Aviation Foundation, once the recommendation have been approved by the ACP Board of Directors
  • Distribute the scholarship(s) and follow up with recipient(s) to ensure the scholarship(s) awarded is received
  • Nurture and maintain a relationship between the ACP and the PA Aviation Foundation
  • Increase public awareness of the aviation scholarship program to individuals and educational institutions within the Commonwealth
  • Commit to fundraising efforts to maintain the cash reserves of the PA Aviation Foundation
  • Promote and support AOPA’s High School Aviation STEM Curriculum


The Business Development Committee, also known as the Conference Committee, engages with vendors and companies that want to connect with members through sponsorship and business development opportunities.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Secure the location for the Annual PA Aviation Conference
  • Secure educational formats and programs that benefit membership and sponsors
  • Oversee the development of sponsorship opportunities and programs
  • Develop and maintain business relationships for the purpose of sponsorships
  • Secure the Annual PA Aviation Conference sponsorships by the end of the second quarter of the year of the conference
  • Establish networking opportunities
  • Evaluate data from the previous years’ conference to inform their goals for the upcoming conference
  • ***The host of the annual conference is expected to heavily assist with raising sponsorships from their personal business contacts and to help find a suitable venue for the annual conference.


To extend the reach of the aviation industry, this committee works with key PA aviation champions who are willing to use their status in a grassroots relationship marketing program.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Review the “Aviation Influencers to Advocates Relationship Marketing Program”
  • Review the NBAA “Airport Advocate Guide”
  • Ask corporate influencers to become aviation advocates for ACP
  • Provide content/information and specific ways to share the message with those our advocates influence (customers, membership, industry colleagues, etc.)
  • Ask advocates to volunteer to participate in a speakers bureau, be the subject of a video testimonial and/or participate in meetings with legislators
  • Identify the categories and industries from which ACP should recruit speakers
  • Create and maintain a spreadsheet with spokespeople biographical information, areas of expertise, and contact information
  • Track results of each outreach campaign


The committee is responsible for the creation and maintenance of the ACP’s bylaws, which is the set of rules that guide our operations and activities.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Review the Bylaws bi-annually and make recommendations for Bylaw revisions to the Board of Directors
  • Monitor actions by the board and committees to ensure that the actions are following the existing Bylaws


The Finance Committee provides financial analysis, advice, and oversight of ACP’s budget. The sole responsibility is to ensure the Council is operating with the financial resources it needs to provide programs and services.  

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Develop an annual operating budget with committee chairs
  • Approve the budget within the Finance Committee
  • Manage investments
  • Monitor adherence to the budget
  • Prepare regular financial statements
  • Conduct an annual audit of the Council financial records
  • Present all financial goals and proposals to the board of directors for approval


To serve in an advisory role, providing a forum to discuss issues of mutual concern during monthly meetings.


To monitor the Real ID program as it is implemented by the Commonwealth and advise Board of any actions that may be deemed necessary to take by the ACP.


This committee will support aviation safety through safety educational opportunities, utilizing the FAA’s FAASTeam and other partnerships with national organizations such as NATA, etc.


This committee will support the joint AAC/ACP initiative.