Presidents Council

The Presidents Council was created to help build stronger chapters, create district unity, and ensure effective communication between the state association and local chapters. With regular and consistent communication, the state association will keep chapters informed of key state programs, events, and opportunities, and encourage greater participation and involvement. Most importantly, the Presidents Council brings local chapters together. Whether a new, emerging, or veteran chapter, the Presidents Council allows for direct, student-to-student communication and support.

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Letter from the State President

Dear California DECA Chapter Presidents,

Nice to meet you! My name is Emily Zhang, and I’m serving as your State President for the 2018-19 year. On behalf of the team, congratulations on being chosen to lead your chapter!

As Uncle Ben from Spiderman once said, “With great power comes great responsibility.” You each have the responsibility of maintaining your chapter and fostering its growth, but also the unique power to leave your legacy and positively impact your chapter for years to come. I urge you to maximize on your time in office: it passes by in the blink of an eye.Whatever it is that you plan to accomplish this year, please do not hesitate to reach out to me or any of the other state officers. We are here to provide resources and guidance, whether you would like to connect on social media, chat in a video call, or meet in person at a chapter visit.

You will also have the chance to share your ideas and connect with other chapter presidents in California at Presidents Council, a virtual meeting that takes place every month starting September. Thank you for all the hard work you have already put into your chapters. California DECA wouldn’t be close to where it is now without the dedication of leaders like you, and I cannot thank you enough for that.

Here’s to the incredible year ahead!


Emily Zhang
State President
California DECA
[email protected]

Join the Presidents Council

The Presidents Council consists of chapter presidents from around the state. If you are a chapter president, sign up for the Presidents Council through the online form.

Note: Contact information submitted through this form will be used for Presidents Council purposes only. California DECA will not share or utilize this information for any purpose other than coordinating Presidents Council meetings and activities.

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