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Our Board of Directors

The all-volunteer AARP Board of Directors — the governing body of our organization — approves all policies, programs, activities and services for AARP. Read


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Meet the members of our Executive Team, their backgrounds and their leadership responsibilities. Read

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Learn about AARP's positions on public issues and how we develop them. Read

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Our Code of Conduct sets forth the highest ethical standards for our employees, volunteers, board members and those who do business with us. Read

AARP National Policy Council Application Process


Note: the Adobe Acrobat reader is required for the electronic version of the form.

Please review the NPC Member Position Description and Selection Criteria.

To Obtain the NPC Application Form


  1. Download the document;
  2. Request by email to or;
  3. Write to AARP National Policy Council Nominating Committee, 601 E Street NW, Room T3-317, Washington DC 20049.


Submit to the electronic NPC mail box or by regular mail.



To Be Considered, Qualified Applicants Must:

  • Have experience developing and analyzing public policy issues;
  • Have the ability and time to fully participate in the NPC;
  • Be open to new and challenging concepts; and
  • Be an AARP member (age 50 and over)


The NPC Nominating Committee screens, interviews and recommends candidates to the Board of Directors. Interviews of the final round of candidates will be conducted in April followed by the Board of Directors review and approval of NPC appointments in May.


February 29, 2012 - Applications Due

April, 2012 - Notification of Applicant Status

April, 2012 - Interview Selected Candidates

May, 2012 - Notification of NPC Nominees


If you have questions, please call the AARP Office of Policy Integration at 202.434.3720.


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