Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football
the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) is the governing body for soccer in the North Amrica, Central America and Caribbean with its administrative headquarters located in New York City. CONCACAF is comprised of 40 member state associations. Its governing structure is comprised of the Congress (legislative body), the Executive Committee and the Emergency Committee (executive bodies) and the General Secretariat (administration).
Congress: the Congress is the supreme authority of CONCACAF. Duties of the Congress including election of members of the Executive Committee and CONCACAF representatives before FIFA's Executive Committee. The Congress also admits new members, considers and resolves expulsion cases submitted by the Executive Committee and solves any other matters brought to its attention by the Executive Committee.
Executive Committee and Emergency Committee: the Executive Committee consists of 7 members: the President as Chairman, three vice Presidents and three Members. The functions of the Executive Committee are, among other things, to administer CONCACAF, observe that all Statutes and Regulations of the Congress are carried out, appoint the General Secretary, resolve conflicts among Member Associations, designate the venues for official CONCACAF championships and tournaments, suspend Member Associations for non-compliance with the Statutes. The Emergency Committee is formed by the President of the Executive Committee and the three vice Presidents. It deals with all matters requiring immediate attention.
General Secretariat: a Secretary General is responsible for the General Secretariat. General Secretariat is responsible for the administrative functions of CONCACAF and the management of the CONCACAF properties. The Secretary General is responsible for keeping CONCACAF's correspondence, appointment of personnel to the Secretariat and management of financial matters.
President: the President has the Judicial and extrajudicial representation of CONCACAF. The President presides over the meetings of the Congress, of the Executive Committee and the Emergency Committee. At the Congress the President votes only in case of a tie.