A list of our committees is presented below:

  • Board of Directors
    The governing body of the Population Association of America.

  • Committee on Applied Demography
    Represents the activities, interests and perspectives of the Business Demography and State and Local Demography Interest Groups including organizing annual meeting sessions, communications, and activities. 

  • Committee on Population Statistics (COPS)
    A prestigious group of PAA members, appointed by the PAA President, who meet twice a year to discuss technical issues and activities important to Federal statistical agencies and to advise the PAA leadership on these issues.

  • Development Committee

  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee
    The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee's charge is to ensure that PAA honors its commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion with respect to a broad array of social positions. 

  • Finance Committee
    Oversees the PAA finances including investments, award endowments, and general financial health.

  • Government and Public Affairs Committee (GPAC)
    Works with government and public officials in support of population research activities.

  • History Committee

  • International Outreach Committee
    Seeks to increase the contact between PAA members and demographers in developing countries. Over the years the primary mechanism for achieving this goal has been the Travel Awards program that supports attendance at the PAA meeting.

  • Nominations Committee
    This committee is elected by the membership and selects the nominees for PAA elections.

  • Memorial Service
    The committee organizes the service held at the annual meeting.

  • Program Committee
    These members help select topics and organizers for the Annual Meeting.

  • Publications Committee
    Every three years this committee is called upon to undertake the major task of recommending new editors for Demography and PAA Affairs.

Awards Committees

Join a Committee

Most of the PAA committees are appointed by the PAA President. The Board of Directors intends that these committees represent the full membership of the Association. If you would like to serve on a PAA committee, view our volunteer opportunities.