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PATC is a 501c3 non-profit run by a Council of volunteers from within our 8000+  members who support us through membership or donations. 
In any given year, around 2,000 people volunteer for PATC activities ... they do work on trails, build cabins, repair shelters, write guide books, make maps, staff our volunteer desks, lead hikes, edit the newsletter, do legal work, and a wide variety of other tasks.

As a non-profit, PATC is operated almost 100% by volunteers with a small staff of full and part-time employees.  Our governance structure is:  

PATC is led by a Council of 30 volunteer positions who meet nine times per year. This is our ‘board of directors’ or governing body, responsible for major and long-range decisions. 
Executive Committee
This is a subgroup of Council made up of our elected officers plus the appointed Staff Director and General Counsel.  The Executive Committee is responsible for executing the policies of Council and generally meets monthly.   Each elected officer serves a 2-year term and may be re-elected for multiple terms. Members are: 

• President
• Vice President for Operations
• Vice President for Volunteerism
• Treasurer
• Secretary
• Supervisor of Facilities
• Supervisor of Trails 
• Supervisor of Lands
• Supervisor of Membership
• Supervisor of Outreach
• Supervisor of Marketing
• Supervisor of Communications
• General Counsel (appointed)
• Staff Director (appointed)

PATC has a small staff of full-time and part-time paid employees. There are a few seasonal workers during summer months to staff a trail center or serve as Ridgerunners. 

Our PATC DIRECTORY lists all contact info for the PATC HQ office, Executive Committee, Committee Chairpersons, Chapters & other volunteer groups. 
Annual Meeting
The general membership meeting is held each year in November on a date designated by Council. At this dinner meeting the twelve officers are elected in even numbered years, and take office the first day of the following year.

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