The 2020 American Legion National Convention will not take place this year in Louisville. Louisville Tourism President and CEO Karen Williams expressed appreciation that The American Legion quickly selected her city for the organization’s 107th National Convention, in 2026. Louisville had been chosen for the 102nd National Convention August 28 – September 3, 2020, which will not take place due to the coronavirus pandemic. In the same April 8 resolution, The American Legion National Executive Committee awarded Louisville the next available national convention date, August 28 – September 3, 2026. The 102nd National Convention will take place in Phoenix, Arizona, August 27 – September 2, 2021.
The American Legion’s largest annual meeting is the national convention. Each of the Legion’s 55 departments – the 50 states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, France, Mexico and Philippines – is entitled to a minimum of five voting delegates to the national convention. A department is granted one extra delegate, a member in good standing, for each 1,000 members (or major fraction thereof) 30 days before the convention. The five annually elected vice commanders round out the group of delegates present. The national convention delegates alone have the authority to approve changes to the Legion’s constitution and bylaws. The group is also responsible for passing programs that determine the course of the Legion, setting membership dues for the upcoming year, and electing a national commander and five national vice commanders to serve until the next convention.
For information on the national convention or to obtain information on hosting one, please contact:
Bridget Robinson, CMP, Director
(317) 630-1397 (fax)
Contact Bridget Robinson