The designation of “Senior” may be added to any category of individual membership. To be eligible for the honor, a member must have maintained membership for 10 or more years, made four significant contributions to APCO, including one at the Association level, and should be a member in good standing at the time of the award. Senior membership grade is approved by the Executive Committee after a nomination and recommendation process is completed.
The highest membership honor the association can bestow is that of LIFE membership. The people listed here have been designated Life Members, an honor reserved for members of any membership classification of APCO who have made a significant contribution toward the objectives of APCO International above and beyond the chapter level. Life Members have served a full term as President of APCO International or must have maintained membership for 15 or more years and made at least five major accomplishments that have contributed significantly to the betterment of the association.