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Westside Central Office Service Structure

A graphical depiction of the Westside Central Office (WCO) service structure is shown above. Note that the A.A. Groups are at the top of the chart. In other words, the groups are the ones that are in charge of the overall WCO service structure. The A.A. Groups control the purse strings and participate in the decision making of the WCO.

Each A.A. Group participates in the decision making process by electing a Central Office Representative (Co Rep). A Co Rep serves as the liaison between the group and the WCO service structure. Decisions that affect the overall WCO service structure are made at each monthly WCO Business Meeting. Co Reps attend these business meetings on behalf of their group and get to vote on measures (a.k.a. motions) that affect the overall WCO service structure. Co Reps also get to elect service volunteers into the roles of WCO Board of Directors and WCO Service Committee Chairs.

Many A.A. Districts have a District Liaison service position. A.A. Groups typically elect District Liaisons at their District business meeting. District Liaisons serve as the voice between their District and Westside Central Office.

The WCO Board of Directors serve as the legal custodians of Westside Central Office, Inc. and oversee the day-to-day operations of the Westside Central Office. The Service Committee chairs organize and lead the various service committees.

Service Committees perform the necessary 12th step work of the Westside Central Office (WCO). Below is a summary of each service committee at the WCO. Stop by a business meeting or contact us to learn how you can get involved with these committees.


  • 12th Step Call Committee
    Maintains a list of 12th Step Call Volunteers for participating groups, receives calls from Hotline volunteers and refers 12th Step volunteers to incoming calls. [More]

  • A.A. Hotline Committee
    Maintains a calendar of individuals and groups willing to answer the Westside Central Office phone. [More]

  • Activities Committee
    Organizes, runs, and promotes all service workshops and social activities of the Westside Central Office.

  • Cooperation with the Professional Community Committee
    Hosts A.A. presentations to professionals, such as health care workers, counselors, law enforcement, etc. who come into contact with active alcoholics. [More]

  • Corrections Committee
    Carries the A.A. message to alcoholics behind the walls of correctional institutions. [More]

  • Finance Committee
    Works closely with the Westside Central Office (WCO) treasurer and other officers to establish annual budgets, prudent reserves, and accounting practices for the WCO.[More]

  • I.T. Committee
    In charge of the Information Technology (I.T.) aspects of the Westside Central Office (WCO), including the WCO’s website, email accounts, telephone number, etc.

  • Literature Committee
    Maintains a stock of A.A. Grapevine and A.A. Conference approved literature for sale at cost to individuals, groups, and the general public. [More]

  • Outreach Committee
    Maintains contact with A.A. groups in order to inform the groups of the Westside Central Office (WCO) function, to encourage participation with the WCO, to promote general cooperation between the WCO and individual groups, maintains and updates the WCO F.A.Q. form and other information documents.

  • Public Information Committee
    Conveys information on what A.A. is and what A.A. is not to the general public such as schools, hospitals, libraries, and hotels.[More]

  • Treatment Facilities Committee
    Contacts Treatment Centers and offers assistance in coordinating A.A. meetings and presentations at their facility.[More]

  • Newsletter Committee
    Publishes the Westside Central Office’s monthly newsletter Into Action!