In compliance with the Federal Election Campaign Act, to raise funds for the purpose of making contributions to the campaigns of candidates for federal public office.
Meetings are held 3 times per year. One meeting is held at the AVMA annual convention—the other 2 in Washington DC in the spring and fall.
The Board of Directors and the House Advisory Committee name 3 members each to the PAC Policy Board. Of those appointed by the Board of Directors and the House Advisory Committee, 1 must reside in each of the 3 convention location zones. Appointments are for 2-year terms ending at the close of the annual AVMA meeting, or when a successor is elected, with no one to serve more than 3 full terms or 6 years during his or her lifetime. The 6-year limitation was established in 1980.
Membership consists of representatives from PAC Area #1, PAC Area #2, and PAC Area #3 (1 each appointed by the Board of Directors and 1 each appointed by the House Advisory Committee.) View complete entity description