The potential member agency must indicate that it will support ABCD’s activities, including its willingness to attend ABCD meetings, providing requested information, serving on ABCD committees, and representing ABCD at meetings with State government and other entities.
The executive of a potential member agency will express interest in membership. The Executive Director and/or members of the potential member agency’s Board will meet with ABCD’s Executive Director to review the benefits and responsibilities of membership.
A potential member agency must be sponsored for membership by at least one current ABCD member agency. The sponsor must be familiar with the work, mission and philosophy of the potential member.
The potential member agency will complete a membership application to document programmatic activity, mission and its support of ABCD’s mission.
A new member must be approved for membership by two-thirds of ABCD’s full members.