The American Association for State and Local History is a membership organization comprised of individuals, agencies and organizations acting in the public trust, engaged in the practice of history and representing its many disciplines and professions. The Association expects its members, employees, and elected officials to abide by the ethical and performance standards adopted by all appropriate discipline-based and professional organizations. The association and its members are to comply with all laws, regulations and applicable international conventions. The association and its members are expected to take affirmative steps to maintain their integrity so as to warrant public confidence. The following ethical statements and related professional standards are provided for the guidance of all members of the Association.