Members interested in starting a new section must first submit a
Petition for a Section Charter form. All individuals interested in
starting a new AACE section must be current AACE members in good
A petitioning section must also draft section bylaws. You should start with the sample bylaws provided on this page.
Petition for a Section Charter forms and bylaws will be reviewed by
AACE staff and Board of Directors to assess the request against
identified member needs and potential impacts to existing AACE sections.
Petitioners should be aware that completion and submission of the
form does not guarantee that AACE will form the requested section.
Additionally, charter petitions and bylaws that have successfully
completed the review process will be voted on by the AACE Board of
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