The American Consumer Council was established in 1987 after several state consumer councils determined there was a need for a national consumer education organization.
ACC became the national organization for consumer education following the formation of the California Consumer Council in 1985. Today, the American Consumer Council has over 380,000 members in all 50 states and oversees a network of 57 state and regional consumer councils.
ACC is governed by a Board of Directors elected from the ranks of its Regular Members. Directors are elected to three-year terms and may be re-elected to successive terms.
ACC is managed by a professional staff headquartered in San Diego, California with regional offices in Austin, Texas; Newark, NJ; and, Washington, D.C. ACC also has numerous local field offices in 32 state capitals as well as several major cities where there is a large concentration of members. All Regular Members are encouraged and invited to vote on matters set forth in our Bylaws, participate in any of ACC’s eight Standing Committees as well as its state consumer councils, or Board of Directors.
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