Any structure should be built using a strong, broad-based, and solid foundation. The current committee structure for NACAA is built on three foundation blocks, known as Councils, that are the basic components of NACAA's professional enhancement areas: Professional Improvement, Program Recognition, and Extension Development.

NACAA Councils and their associated committees provide opportunities for NACAA members to make regional and national presentations relative to their individual work experiences. This structure provides opportunities for NACAA members to develop and implement regional and even national programs within their discipline that will meet objectives and goals contained in their annual Plan of Work.