There are seventeen local chapters formed geographically throughout New York State. Chapters fall into five districts as follows:
Electoral District 1 – Nassau, Rockland, Suffolk
Electoral District 2 – Mid-Hudson, Northern Catskill, Southeastern
Electoral District 3 – Central Western, Chautauqua, Genesee Valley, Niagara Frontier
Electoral District 4 – Capital District, North Country, Oswego County
Electoral District 5 – Central, Mid-State, Southern Finger Lakes, Southern Tier
Relationships between the State Association and chapters are governed by charters. A chapter of the Association may be formed if there are a minimum of five (5) paid members in a geographic area, not in conflict with an existing chapter. A list must be sent to the Central Office for confirmation of dues status.
The Central Office will assist in contacting districts within chapter jurisdiction to announce the formation of the chapter.
- Members must agree to a name for the new chapter and submit to Central Office for registration and approval.
- Chapter by-laws must be drawn in line with state by-laws and submitted for approval.
- Local dues may be determined by chapter for active and associate members.
- Letterhead for new chapter must be approved by Central Office. Use of the state logo must be approved by Central Office for all promotional literature.
- May serve for a term of one or two years to be decided by members.
- The president is required to attend the annual leadership weekend determined by the Board of Directors. Housing and mileage are paid by the Association.
- Serves in absence of President and assists with duties.
- Responsible for collecting of local chapter dues and fiscal activity related to prudent governance of chapter.
- Responsibilities include filing annual fiscal reports requested by the Central Office for tax reporting.
Election of chapter officers should take place by May of each year to align with the state requirements for chapter representative on the state Board of Directors for a term of three years.
The Board member must serve in a leadership role on the chapter level to be considered for election to the board. The Board member may succeed him/herself for three consecutive terms and is required to attend meetings held at annual conference and the leadership weekend.
The NYSSFA Chapter Map displays all chapters color-coded, each district outlined and labeled, all BOCES district headquarters indicated by number, and county lines. It also includes the new SFA branding found on the updated brochures.