The Board of Directors is responsible for setting the policies and approving the procedures of the Association. The management team is responsible for following those policies and procedures. The management team is led by the President as the head of the Association and who serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors. The President is assisted by the Western Association’s Executive Committee (including the Chancellor, Hospitaller, Treasurer, Executive Vice Presidents, and Secretary) and over four dozen members of specialized committees.
In addition, the Western Association is divided into eight Locations (Los Angeles, Oakland, Orange County, Phoenix, Sacramento, San Francisco, San Jose, and Seattle) and seven Areas (Colorado Springs, Denver, Honolulu, Monterey, San Bernardino, San Diego, and Tucson). Each Location has a President, one or two Vice Presidents, a Hospitaller, a Treasurer, and other officers. Each Area generally has a Convenor, Vice President and Treasurer.