The County Counselors Association of Kansas (CCAK) was founded and organized on October 14, 1994, as a voluntary association of dedicated municipal law practitioners with a vision for a statewide association for the mutual benefit and cooperation of county counselors and attorneys interested in the general betterment of municipal legal services and administration in counties of Kansas. The CCAK incorporated as a nonprofit corporation in 2016.
The CCAK is governed by a 15-member Board of Directors that is elected by, and from amongst, its regular voting membership. Directors are elected to one-year terms annually.
The officers of the CCAK consist of a President, a Vice President, a Secretary, a Treasurer and the Immediate Past-President, who serves as an ex officio officer. All officers -- other than the Immediate Past-President -- are selected by, and from amongst, the Directors of the Board at its annual meeting, and hold office for a term of one year.
The CCAK holds two regular meetings of its membership each year, an annual meeting and a mid-year meeting. The annual meeting of the CCAK occurs in November and is generally held in conjunction with the annual conference of the Kansas Association of Counties. It is at the annual meeting that Directors are elected to serve on the Board. The CCAK’s mid-year meeting is held in June. Both meetings include a continuing legal education program approved by the Kansas Continuing Legal Education Commission.
The CCAK is an affiliate member of the Kansas Association of Counties (KAC). As a KAC affiliate, the CCAK is represented on the KAC Governing Board. Fred Johnson, County Counselor to Labette County, is the current CCAK representative to the KAC Board.
The organization's original controlling documents were a Constitution and bylaws. In 2016, the organization incorporated, and now has Articles of Incorporation on file with the Kansas Secretary of State and new amended Bylaws.