BY‐LAWS



 I. JURISDICTION
The Arizona Association of Environmental Professionals (hereafter referred to as Chapter) shall encompass the fifteen (15) counties of Arizona (Apache, Cochise, Coconino, Gila, Graham, Greenlee, La Paz, Maricopa, Mohave, Navajo, Pima, Pinal, Santa Cruz, Yavapai, and Yuma).

 II. BY‐LAWS

These By‐laws of the Chapter shall govern all operations of the Chapter and are intended to be in conformance and compatible in all respects to the By‐laws and Articles of Incorporation of the National Association of Environmental Professionals (NAEP).

All revisions, additions, amendments, and changes to these Bylaws shall be submitted to the Chapter Board and members for review for a minimum of thirty (30) days. The Chapter Board shall review amendments on a semi-annual basis to include the Articles of Incorporation of Chapter. Such revisions, additions, amendments, and changes shall apply unless rejected by the Chapter Board at its next Regular meeting not less than thirty (30) days following submission thereof.


 III.CHAPTER FUNCTIONS AND PURPOSE

The CHAPTER was formed to promote the goal of enhancing, maintaining, and protecting the quality of life in the natural and human environment through the following:

⇲ a. Adhering to the NAEP Code of Ethics and to the goals of NAEP and the Chapter.

⇲ b. Improving and encouraging communication within the environmental community.

⇲ c. Encouraging the efficient use of resources and improvement of the natural environment.

⇲ d. Promoting environmental stewardship.

⇲ e. Providing opportunities for and encouraging the professional development and recognition of members through meetings, conferences, and other activities.


 IV. MEMBERSHIP

Persons qualified for NAEP membership who reside within the Chapter boundaries as defined in Article I of these Bylaws and who pay dues as defined in Section V, shall be deemed General, Associate, or Student members of the Chapter. Persons not meeting the defined requirements for membership may be considered for Chapter membership upon written request to and approval of the Board.

⇲ a. General Membership: General members of the Chapter shall be general, associate, senior, or fellow members of NAEP.

⇲ b. Associate Membership: Associate members of the Chapter shall meet the professional requirements of NAEP general or associate membership.

⇲ c. Student Membership: Student members of the Chapter shall meet the educational requirements of NAEP student membership. Student members of the Chapter shall be student members of NAEP.

⇲ d. Student Associate Membership: Student Associate members of the Chapter shall meet the educational requirements of NAEP student membership.



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