• Manages the organization
  • Directs the organization in service of its Purpose, Mission, and Vision
  • Serves as Chairperson of the Steering Committee

Deputy Director (2)

  • Assists the Director in carrying out the management responsibilities of the organization
  • Serves on the Steering Committee as an elected officer


  • Serves as the custodian of financial transactions and records for the Organization


  • Keeps the minutes of the general meeting and of the steering committee in digital records
  • Maintains historical records of the Organization in digital format
  • Manages elections

Candidates Committee Chairperson

  • Manages the Candidates Committee which is responsible for finding progressive candidates to run for local, state, and federal office
  • Manages the invitation of local candidates and elected officials to speak at the general meeting

Legislation Committee Chairperson

  • Identifies the legislative priorities of the Organization
  • Coordinates attendance at legislative meetings and builds relationships with lawmakers
  • Provides updates on progressive legislation objectives at the general meeting

Outreach Committee Chairperson

  • Develops public outreach materials including email lists, social media, literature, newsletters, or any other communication not under the jurisdiction of the Steering Committee
  • Manages the public relations of the Organization
  • Organizes all outreach efforts, including but not limited to events, tabling, and flyering.
  • Manages membership recruitment, orientation, relations, and records

Education Committee Chairperson

  • Researches, discusses and makes decisions regarding content, design, and delivery of educational materials for Organization members and the general public
  • Invites speakers to general meetings and sets up education workshops outside of general meetings
  • Coordinates with the Outreach Committee to develop and disseminate educational materials

Who is on the Steering Committee?

The Steering Committee consists of the Director, the two Deputy Directors, the Secretary, the Treasurer and all of the Chairs of the Standing Committees.

Action Teams

Action Teams are ad-hoc committees (“working committees”) that are formed around an issue and an action. Action Teams exist for as long as the members on the action teams deem them necessary. Action Teams are flexible and adaptable in order to meet the needs, interests, and passions of DCPAA members. Action Teams are self-governing.