District Officers

“For our group purpose there is but one ultimate authority – a loving God as He may express Himself in our group conscience. Our leaders are but trusted servants; they do not govern.”
-2nd Tradition

D.C.M. (District Committee Member)

The heart of A.A. is the group, which elects a general service representative (G.S.R.). The G.S.R. attends district meetings that are made up of the groups in that district. The G.S.R.s elect a district committee member (D.C.M.). Thus, the D.C.M. is the vital link between the group’s G.S.R., and the area service structure, including the area’s delegate to the General Service Conference.

Alternate DCM (District Committee Member)

The alternate is a backup for the D.C.M. If the D.C.M. resigns or is unable to serve for any reason, the alternate steps in. Usually, the alternate is elected at the same time as the D.C.M., by the same procedure. Alternate committee members should be encouraged to assist, participate, and share in the D.C.M.’s responsibilities at district and area meetings.


The district treasurer is a voting member of the district and is responsible for maintaining all district funds and disbursements.


The district secretary is a voting member of the district and is responsible for recording and transcribing the minutes for all district meetings.

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