Governance: How NCATA Operates
The National Capital Area Translators Association (NCATA) is a 501(c)(6) non-profit corporation registered in Washington, DC. It is also a chapter of the American Translators Association (ATA). The purpose of the corporation is to foster and support the professional development of translators and interpreters and to promote the translation and interpreting professions.
In addition there are several committees and positions appointed by the Board of Directors that coordinate NCATA activities in different areas. These include:
Program Committee: Plans NCATA professional development seminars, social gatherings, and other events.
Membership Committee: Maintains membership records and conducts programs to reach new members.
Website Manager: Maintains the design, content, and performance of the NCATA website and database.
The elected Board of Directors, appointed committee chairs, and other appointees who keep the association running are all volunteers. NCATA has no paid staff. Serving on this team is a rewarding way for members to make new connections and contribute to a high-quality translation and interpreting environment in the greater Washington area.
NCATA 2013: Officers, Committee Chairs and Other Appointees