Public Policy Advisory Council (PPAC) Charter
Purpose and Scope
PPAC identifies, prioritizes, reviews, and monitors legislative and regulatory developments at the federal, state, and local levels, and manages related government affairs activity.
PPAC focuses on matters that directly affect or may directly affect a majority of Chicagoland associations. PPAC does not seek to become involved in issues common to the entire Chicagoland business community.
PPAC is guided by two Association Forum (AF) principles:
- Promote freedom of association practice and good governance.
- Promote growth of the association community in Chicagoland.
PPAC was established by the AF Board of Directors (Board).
Composition and Terms
PPAC seeks to maintain a standing membership of 7-9 members (more or less as may be needed from time to time). Members may include members of the Forum Board of Directors and one Director shall be appointed to serve as Chair and Board Liaison. Members are appointed by the President and CEO upon approval of the PPAC Chair. Members may be removed by the President and CEO after consultation with the PPAC Chair. Members serve a one-year term at the beginning of AF’s fiscal year (April) and concluding the following year (March). Members may be reappointed to subsequent terms as may be needed and desirable to serve the interests of the Forum.
Reporting and Key Relationships
PPAC will work in partnership with the President and CEO. It will maintain a standard item on regular board of directors’ meetings.
Kathleen Burbidge, Chair
Mary Kate Cunningham, CAE
Jed Mandel, JD
Rob Paterkiewicz, MBA, CAE, IOM
Kimberly A. Pendo, JD
Paul Pomerantz, CAE, FASAE
Association Forum Staff Liaison