Code of Ethics

Professionalism and Integrity

All AAED members are expected to represent the organization in a professional manner and to inform themselves of the basic code of ethics as noted in the AAED Bylaws.

The following information is an excerpt from the AAED Bylaws.

Section 1. Availability of Membership

Any individual is eligible for membership in the Association without regard to race, creed, color, age, sex, or national origin, whose profession, background, primary interests, and activities are dedicated to economic development on behalf of the State of Arizona, its municipalities, counties, and regions.

Section 2. Membership Application

Candidates for membership must submit an application and all required fees to the association. All applications will be reviewed and approved by the Membership Committee and submitted to the Board for ratification.

Section 3. Dues

Dues will be established by the Board of Directors annually for each calendar year of membership. Dues paid to the Association are not subject to a refund. Membership paid by an individual will remain with the individual throughout the dues period, which will be one calendar year. Additional fees may be assessed as determined by the Board of Directors.

Section 4. Resignation

A member may resign by giving written notification to the Association. Dues paid to the association are not refundable, as described in Article III, Section 3 of the AAED Bylaws.

Section 5. Termination

Any member whose dues remain unpaid sixty (60) days after the due date may be dropped from membership, provided that written notice of the termination of the membership shall have been given to the member at least fifteen (15) days prior to the expiration of the sixty (60) day period. Extensions may be granted at the discretion of the Board of Directors.

Section 6. Expulsion

A member may be suspended or expelled from membership in the Association for conduct unbecoming a member by a majority vote of the Directors present and voting at a regular meeting of the Board of Directors. However, written notice of the proposed action and of the member’s right to appear at such meeting on the member’s own behalf must be given at least twenty (20) days prior to such meeting.

Dues paid to the association are not refundable, as described in Article III, Section 3 of the AAED Bylaws.

Reinstatement of an expelled member shall be at the discretion of the Board of Directors after proper reapplication for membership and payment of dues.

Section 7. Good Standing

Prerequisites for maintenance of membership in good standing will be the current status of dues.