Commercial Advisory Council (CAC)
The objectives and purpose of the Commercial Advisory Council (CAC) of APCO include:
- Providing guidance and support to APCO leadership and staff from the Commercial member perspective;
- Supporting the Corporate Partnership Program;
- Supporting chapter enhancement initiatives; and
- Promoting commercial membership among peers and non-member exhibitors at the annual conference and chapter/regional conferences.
The CAC is composed of between 12 and 24 Commercial members of APCO who represent the diverse interests of the manufacturers, equipment suppliers, service providers and consultants in the public safety communications marketplace. Service on the CAC is a 4-year term and each year nominations and elections are held to fill open positions. This past year CAC voted in term limits. CAC members are now limited to two elected four-year terms. (See current CAC members.)
The CAC conducts its business through a series of monthly conference call meetings, and two in-person meetings, one typically held in February at APCO Headquarters and one during the APCO Annual Conference in August. Committees within the CAC work on a variety of target issues such as continual improvement of the conference and exhibit opportunities in APCO, engagement and support of Chapter Commercial Advisory Members (CCAMs), and the providing of Commercial membership perspectives to other APCO initiatives.