Local Chapter Resources

National Support

APA's Chapter Relations Department serves as the liaison between the national association and its local affiliated chapters. It is APA's goal to provide chapters with as many resources as possible to help build and continue each chapter's success.

Thank you for your interest in starting a local chapter of the American Payroll Association in your area or re-affiliating your chapter. The benefits of being a part of a local chapter are tremendous and can lead to substantial personal rewards as well as opportunities that will energize your career. Please review the guidelines and tools for local chapter found in the Local Chapter Guide.

In the Local Chapter Guide, you will find a great deal of information on running a chapter and expectations. The information in the guide is not meant to be a strict blueprint for your chapter. APA wants our chapters to be unique to their area and needs, so introduce your personal touch to key components that will come to define the spirit of your chapter.

If you or the chapter has questions about information in the guide, affiliating or re-affiliating a chapter, please contact the Chapter Relations Department.

We look forward to working with you to make your local APA chapter a success!

Elizabeth Herrera
Chapter Relations Manager

Ashton Garcia
Chapter Relations Coordinator

NEW Chapter Leaders Blog

The Chapter Leaders Blog is an online news site that has content solely for APA chapters. It includes weekly posts from APA, Board of Advisors and chapter members with the ability for chapter leaders to share and comment. Subscribe to the blog today to get an instant, or monthly, notifications once a new post has been added.


The Chapter Relations Department manages a "Chapter Network" column in APA's PAYTECH monthly magazine and PAYTECHonline monthly web-based publication. Both publications share chapter related articles, stories, and announcements. Local chapter members are encouraged to submit chapter related articles for the Chapter Network columns through Chapter Relations. For more information on submitting chapter articles, please contact APA's Chapter Relations Department.

Chapter Statewide/Regional Conferences

All chapters hosting a statewide or regional conference are encouraged to register their event with APA's Chapter Relations Department. Once the conference is registered, APA will provide brochures and door prizes. Additionally, APA will send one speaker from APA's National Speakers Bureau (NSB), APA's Board of Directors (BOD), or APA's staff to speak at the meeting. This speaker's travel and lodging expenses will be covered by the chapter host(s). To request your one free speaker for your statewide or regional conference, please view the "Requesting Speakers from APA" section below. Additional speakers are at the cost of the requesting chapter(s).

Requesting Speakers from APA

APA's National Speakers Bureau (NSB) is comprised of seasoned Payroll Professionals from around the country. Our NSB members are APA members who present APA seminars and industry workshops across the nation.

To request a NSB, BOD, or APA staff member for chapter or statewide meetings, please complete the Speaker Request Form and contact APA's Speaker Administration Department.

Please note: To ensure speaker availability, we encourage chapters to submit their Speaker Request Form at least four to six months prior to the meeting or conference date. APA does not guarantee specific speakers requested will be available.


Study Group Registration Form

Statewide/Regional Conference Registration Form

RCH Request Form

APA National Committee Volunteer Form

Speaker Request Form


All chapters may request contact information for APA national members in their service areas by submitting a Mail List Request & Agreement Form.


Registered Study Groups

Registered Statewide/Regional Conferences


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Michelle Clawson, CPP
Region 2

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